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License Plates

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.

Plate Options

  1. View your plate options.
  2. Check the Fees and How to ​Apply section (below) to find out if you can calculate your fees online, or if you need to use the fee chart.​


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.
  1. View your plate options​​.
  2. Check the Fees and How to ​Apply section (below) ​to find out if you can calculate your fees online, or if you need to use the fee chart.

In a DEQ area?  If registering for the first time or renewing, get a DEQ Certificate of Compliance if your vehicle requires testing.  Newer vehicles do not have to test.

Titling Vehicle and Need Plates/Registration 


Calculate your title and/or registration fees online for most vehicles!

If you want a plate type that you or the vehicle must qualify for, or you cannot use the online fee calculator:
How to Apply

Only Need Plates/Registration

Oregon title in your name, need to renew or replace plates
  • Apply online on DMV2U for most plates.  
  • Log in and find the vehicle to “replace your license plate” or if you need to “renew vehicle registration” you can replace the plates at the same time.
  • Follow instructions below if you are not able to renew or replace your plates on DMV2U.
Oregon title in your name but no plates on vehicle, or cannot renew or replace online
  • Apply by mail.  You’ll need to:

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.