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License Plates


  • You cannot go to a DMV office to title or register your vehicle. You must mail your transaction and fees to DMV.
  • Please keep images or copies of the documents you mail to us.
  • It may take 10 to 12 weeks for you to receive a title and 9 weeks to receive plates or stickers.
  • You should not be cited for expired plates or trip permits at this time.

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

View your plate options, then calculate your fees or apply online, depending on your situation:
  • Titling and registering the vehicle – use the Online Fee Calculator for most plate types;
  • Only registering (Oregon title already in your name) 
    • Log in to apply online at DMV2U 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;
    • Apply by mail if the vehicle has no plates – use the passenger plates chart ; or
  • Plates require you or the vehicle be eligible – use the passenger plates chart .
Other Plate Options
A custom plate is a license plate with numbers and/or letters of your choice. 


Titling your passenger vehicle and also want custom plates?  Calculate your fees online​.

Otherwise, click on a plate to get fee information. 
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

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 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.


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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