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Become a Dismantler

General Information

A Dismantler Certificate authorizes you to:
  • Run a business buying, selling, dealing in or processing vehicles for the purpose of destroying, salvaging or substantially altering in form; or
  • Run a business of dealing in or processing vehicle major component parts that are stocked in the inventory of the business. A certificate is not required as long as the buying, selling, dealing in, or processing of major component parts is not part of a business selling new vehicles or repairing vehicles. 

How to Qualify/Apply  

In order to qualify and apply, you must:

  • Complete the Application (Form # 373);
  • Get city, county and/or local government approval of your business location;
  • Supply a plat map or hand drawn map of your business location;
  • Secure a $10,000 surety bond;
  • Pay the $800 application fee; and
  • Submit your completed application, supporting materials and payment by mail or in person at DMV Headquarters, Business Regulation section.

Change the Business Name and/or Address

Before conducting business under a new name, or if the business relocates, you must submit a Correction Application (Form 373B). 



A Dismantler Certificate is valid for three years from the date of issuance. You must reapply every three years. To reapply, complete all of the steps in the How to Qualify/Apply section above.

Rules and Laws about Dismantlers

Use the links below to go directly to the applicable statutes:

Note: In using the links above, you may need to scroll down to find the correct ORS or OAR reference.

Contact Us

DMV Business Regulation Section
East Annex Building 
1965 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Mailing Address:  
Business Regulation
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314
Phone: 503-945-5052 Business Licensing
Phone: 503-945-5281 Dealer Investigations
DMV Business Regulation can accept cash, debit/credit cards, and checks in the exact amount of the transaction.

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday, except for Thursdays 9 AM - 4:30 PM.​

DMV has moved the online DEALER NOTICES services to a new location. Go to​ to access all of DMV’s online services. 

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