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Vehicle Trip Permits

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You may not need to purchase a trip permit. Please read the “Grace Period” section of the DMV COVID-19 page.

Trip permits allow you to temporarily use:

  • An unregistered vehicle on Oregon roads.
  • A registered vehicle differently than the current registration allows.

Buy a Trip Permit

ATTENTION: Trip permits are non-refundable.

You can buy a trip permit:

  • Using DMV2U for:
    • Passenger Vehicles
    • Light Trailers
    • Travel Trailers
    • Campers
    • Motor Homes
    • Snowmobiles
  •  At most Commerce and Compliance Division, registration offices for:
    • Heavy Motor Vehicle;
    • Heavy Trailer; or
    • Registration Weight. 

To apply, you must provide:

  • Your name and address;
  • Your driver license or ID card number and the state it was issued by;
  • The year, make, and model of the vehicle;
  • The vehicle identification number;
    • If Oregon DMV has no record of the vehicle, provide a copy of your insurance card or policy, registration card, sales contract, or a pencil tracing of the vehicle identification number;
  • Insurance company name and policy number (for motor vehicles only);
  • Any additional requirements listed for the type of trip permit you are applying for; and
  • The trip permit fee.

Types of Trip Permits

​You can drive in Oregon using your valid trip permit from another state. You must keep proof of insurance in the vehicle.

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Passenger vehicles (10,000 pounds or less combined weight, ORS 801.199);
  • Light trailers and special use trailers (8,000 pounds or less loaded weight, ORS 801.330​);
  • Low-speed vehicles;
  • Medium-speed electric vehicles;
  • Mopeds; or
  • Motorcycles.

Requirement:

  • $33 fee for 21 consecutive days.

You can only buy two permits for the same vehicle in a 12-month period.

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.​​

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Campers;
  • Travel trailers; or
  • Motor homes.

Requirements:

  • $33 fee for 1 to 10 days;
  • Verify the RV is no more than 45 feet long; and
  • Proof you own the vehicle, if you are not the owner on Oregon DMV records. 

You can only buy permits for up to 10 days for the same RV in a 12-month period.  You can buy multiple permits for less than 10 days, but the total days for a 12-month period cannot be more than 10.

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.

Allows the use of unregistered:

  • Motor vehicles with a combined (ORS 801.199​) or loaded weight (ORS 801.330) over 10,000 pounds.
  • Motorized fixed load vehicles.

This permit cannot be used on:

  • Tow/recovery vehicles; or
  • Motor homes.

Requirements:

  • $43 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Combined weight (ORS 801.199).

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.

Weight-Mile Tax and Over-Dimension Permits

Vehicles with a combined weight over 26,000 pounds may be subject to weight-mile tax. Vehicles with a combined weight over 80,000 pounds require an over-dimension permit.​

Allows the use of unregistered:
  • Trailers with a loaded weight (ORS 801.330) over 8,000 pounds;
  • Fixed load trailers; or
  • Special use trailers.
Requirements:
  • $10 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Loaded weight (ORS 801.330)

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.​

​Allows the use of Oregon-registered vehicles at a higher weight than the current registration allows.

These trip permits are often used for a registered passenger vehicle to:

  • Pull a heavy trailer (not including travel trailers, fixed loads, or special use trailers) weighing over 8,000 pounds; or
  • Operate at a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 10,000 pounds.

This permit cannot be used on for-rent vehicles.

Requirements:

  • $5 fee for 10 consecutive days; and
  • Maximum operating weight.

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.

Allows the use of Oregon-registered vehicles under conditions, or in ways not allowed with the current registration.

These trip permits are often used by:

  • Government vehicles with E plates; or
  • School buses with SC plates.

This permit cannot be used on:

  • Farm;
  • Prorated farm;
  • For-rent;
  • Charitable/non-profit;
  • Tow/recovery; or
  • Manufactured structure transporter.

Requirement:

  • $7.50 fee for 10 consecutive days.

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.

Allows the use of a snowmobile in Oregon when the owner is a resident of another state and the snowmobile is not registered.
 
Requirement:
  • $7 fee for 60 consecutive days.

To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit​ above.​


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