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Titling & Registering a Reconstructed Vehicle


This page provides information about titling and registering reconstructed vehicles.
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    Important: Before applying, please determine if you legally qualify for Oregon vehicle registration

    A title branded (labeled) with "reconstructed" may be issued to an Oregon-titled vehicle that:
    • Has a body that resembles and primarily is a particular year model or make of vehicle;
    • Is not a vehicle rebuilt by a manufacturer;
    • Is not built in a factory where the year model and make are assigned at the factory; and
    • Is not a replica.
    Or it may be issued to an Oregon-titled vehicle that:
    • Is a motor truck that has been rebuilt using a component kit, if the manufacturer of the kit assigns a vehicle identification number (VIN), and provides a Manufacturer’s Certificate of Origin (MCO) for the kit.
    Information on related vehicles may be found on our damaged vehicles page.

    How to Apply
    To apply for a title, you must:

      Note: By submitting an application for registration, you are certifying that you have the insurance required by Oregon law and that you will comply with Oregon's motor vehicle insurance requirements as long as the vehicle is registered in your name.

      How to Submit Your Application
      Take the vehicle, your completed application, supporting documents and payment to a regular or full-service DMV office
      Make checks or money orders payable to "Oregon DMV."   To get a vehicle identification number inspection, you must go to a full service or regular DMV office.  
      Note: All DMV offices accept cash or checks and will be able to accept debit and credit cards for payment by the end of 2016. Certain DMV offices are already able to take debit and credit card payments.

      How Long Will It Take
      If everything is in order, plates and stickers will be issued immediately at the DMV office. 
      Titles are generally mailed to applicants about three to five weeks after DMV receives the necessary paperwork. Delays may occur during peak processing months.

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