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Titling and Registering Your Vehicle

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ATTENTION:
  • You cannot go to a DMV office to title your vehicle. You must mail your title transaction and fees to DMV. Use the instructions in the section below.
  • 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 must title your vehicle in Oregon if you want to register it.  These instruction sheets will help you prepare to title and register your vehicle in Oregon.

Vehicle Titled in Oregon:

Vehicle Not Titled in Oregon:

Branded/Salvage Vehicle:

If your title already has a brand, use the instructions above for your situation. 

  • Add Assembled, Reconstructed, or Replica Brand to Title
    • Common reasons for adding assembled, reconstructed or replica brand: Totaled vehicle (with or without salvage title) that is now reconstructed/rebuilt, vehicle you assembled, or replica vehicle.
  • Get a Salvage Title
    • Common reasons for salvage title: Vehicle is totaled but not reconstructed/rebuilt, or vehicle is wrecked or dismantled.

Park Model Recreational Vehicle:

 

When you buy a vehicle titled in Oregon, bring the title to DMV for transfer within 30 days to avoid a late fee. If you bring the title to DMV:

  • 31-60 days after the sale date, the late fee is $25; or
  • 61 days or more after the sale date, the late fee is $50.

DMV may waive or reduce late title fees.  A Late Title Transfer Fee Exemption Certification is required. Contact DMV with questions.

​You can send your application by mail to:

Oregon DMV
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

​These average timeframes do not account for processing delays:

  • Plates are usually mailed in 9 weeks.
  • Titles are usually mailed in 10 - 12 weeks.

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