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You may only register your vehicle if you have an Oregon title in your name or are applying for an Oregon title in your name.

Passenger Plate Options

Click below to see plate options. 

Passenger vehicles may have any plate design below; the fees are higher for some plate designs. The standard Oregon plate is the first plate listed below, the "Tree" plate.

Instructions:

  1. In a DEQ testing zone (Portland or Medford area)?
  2. No Oregon title in your name?
    • Follow the title instructions to apply for a title and registration at the same time (click on a plate to see registration fees).
  3. Oregon title in your name?
    • Go online at DMV2U to apply; or
    • Complete a Registration Application and include the required fees and note the plate you would like (click on a plate to see fees). You can mail your application and fees to us or visit your local DMV office.
  4. Need help figuring out fees or requirements? Contact DMV.

Tip: Check your vehicle's combined MPG rating at fueleconomy.gov. DMV records may not match, but we will contact you if we need more fees or if you are due a refund.

Tree PlateCrater Lake PlateCultural Trust PlateFallen Public Safety Officer plateGray Whale plateLinfield College PlateLions Club Plate Non-Commissioned Officers Association Oregon Masonic Family Plate Oregon Professional Firefighters Plate Oregon State Elks plate Oregon State University plate Pacific Wonderland Plate Paralyzed Veterans of America plate Salmon plateShare the Road PlateSmokey the Bear plate Trail Blazers plate University of Oregon plate University of Portland Plate Veterans for Human Rights plate Veterans for Human Rights Plate Willamette University plate Wine Country plate 

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You and your vehicle must qualify for these special passenger plates.
 
 
 
If your application is approved, the plate(s) will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.
 
 
 
Instructions:
 
  1. In a DEQ testing zone (Portland or Medford area)?
  2. No Oregon title in your name?
    • Follow the title instructions to apply for a title and registration at the same time.
    • Provide the eligibility proof and any forms required for the plate you want (click on a plate to see fees and requirements).
  3. Oregon title in your name?
    • Complete a Registration Application and provide the eligibility proof or forms listed in the fee chart for the plate you want (click on a plate to see fees and requirements). You can mail your application and fees to us or visit your local DMV office.
  4. Need help figuring out fees or requirements? Contact DMV.

Tip: Check your vehicle's combined MPG rating at fueleconomy.gov. DMV records may not match, but we will contact you if we need more fees or if you are due a refund.

Amateur (HAM) Radio Operator Plate Antique Plate National Guard Plate Special Interest Plate
 

You and your vehicle must qualify for these plates. 
 
If your application is approved, the plates will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.
 
Instructions:
 
  1. In a DEQ testing zone (Portland or Medford area)?
  2. No Oregon title in your name?
    • Follow the title instructions to apply for a title and registration at the same time.
    • Provide the eligibility proof and any forms required for the plate you want (click on a plate to see fees and requirements).
  3. Oregon title in your name?
    • Complete a Registration Application and provide the eligibility proof or forms listed in the fee chart for the plate you want (click on a plate to see fees and requirements). You can mail your application and fees to us or visit your local DMV office.
  4. Need help figuring out fees or requirements? Contact DMV.

Tip: Check your vehicle's combined MPG rating at fueleconomy.gov. DMV records may not match, but we will contact you if we need more fees or if you are due a refund.

 

Other Plate Options

A custom plate is a license plate with numbers and/or letters of your choice. Click on a plate to get fee information. Custom plate background options:
 
Passenger Vehicles
Custom Tree plateCustom Crater Lake plateCustom Cultural Plate Custom Gray Whale PlateCustom Salmon plateSmokey the Bear PlateCustom Trail Blazers plateOregon Duck License PlateCustom Wine Country plate
 
Motorcycles or Mopeds
Custom Motorcycle Moped
 

 
Motor Homes, Travel Trailers or Campers
Custom Motor Home or Camper plate
 

 
Fees
Custom plates are $50 per year, in addition to all other fees. These fees go to Oregon passenger rail​ programs.​


Check Plate Availability
Use the DMV2U custom​ plate availability search to check if the plate you want to request is available.

How to Apply

  1. In a DEQ testing zone (Portland or Medford area)?
  2. No Oregon title in your name?
  3. Oregon title in your name?
  4. Need help figuring out fees or requirements? Contact DMV.

Tip: Check your vehicle's combined MPG rating at fueleconomy.gov. DMV records may not match, but we will contact you if we need more fees or if you are due a refund.

If you apply at an office or online, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.  If your request is approved, it may take 8-10 weeks to get your custom plates in the mail.
 
Keeping Your Configuration

If you do not renew your custom plate within 30 days after it expires, your configuration could be requested by someone else.​​​​

​Depending on the type of vehicle you have, it may qualify for more than one type of plate.  You will need to determine which plate type is right for your vehicle based on the plate requirements.

Click on a plate type to find out plate requirements and get fee information.

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Plate Display

You will get either one plate or two plates depending on your vehicle.  Plates must be displayed correctly on the vehicle. 
 
One plate, for the back of the vehicle, is issued to:
 
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Campers
  • Antique
  • Special interest
 
Two plates are issued to all other vehicles.  One plate is for the foremost point of the front of the vehicle and the other is for the rearmost point of the back of the vehicle.
 
You cannot:
 
  • Alter your plates; or
  • Have a frame that covers the numbers, letters, or tags/stickers.

Creating a New Oregon License Plate

Public bodies, non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education, and veteran groups can apply to create a new Oregon license plate.


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