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Vehicle Trip Permits

You can temporarily use your unregistered vehicle on Oregon roads with a trip permit. You may also get a trip permit so that your registered vehicle can be used differently than the current registration allows.

Buy a Trip Permit
You can buy trip permits at your local DMV office or by mail. You can also buy Heavy Motor Vehicle, Heavy Trailer, and Registration Weight trip permits at most Motor Carrier Transportation Division (MCTD) registration offices.
 
To apply for a trip permit, provide:
  • Your name and address;
  • Your driver license or ID card number and the state which issued it; 
  • The year, make, and model of the vehicle;
  • The vehicle identification number (VIN);
    • 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 VIN.
  • Insurance company name and policy number (for motor vehicles only);
  • Any additional requirements listed in the section for the type of trip permit you are applying for; and
  • Trip permit fee:
    • By mail: Check or money order to "DMV."
    • DMV office: Cash, check or money order to “DMV,” or credit or debit card at some DMV offices
Out-of-State Trip Permit
You can drive in Oregon using your valid trip permit from another state. You must keep proof of insurance in the vehicle.
 
Light Vehicle Trip Permit
Allows use of these unregistered vehicles:
  • Passenger vehicles (10,000 pounds or less);
  • Light trailers and special use trailers (8,000 pounds or less);
  • Low-speed vehicles;
  • Medium-speed electric vehicles;
  • Mopeds; or
  • Motorcycles.
Fee: $30 for 21 consecutive days.
 
You cannot get more than two permits for your vehicle within a 12-month period. To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above.
 
Recreational Vehicle (RV) Trip Permit
Allows the use of unregistered campers, travel trailers, and motor homes up to 45 feet long.
 
Fee: $30 for 1 to 10 days.
 
To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above.  When applying, also include:
  • Vehicle length;
  • Amount of time you want the permit for (1 to 10 days);
  • Date(s) you will use the permit, such as "08-01-16 through 08-04-16"; and 
  • Proof of ownership, if you are not the owner on Oregon DMV records. 
Snowmobile Trip Permit for Out-of-State Residents
Allows non-residents to use snowmobiles in Oregon if their home state does not require snowmobile registration.
 
Snowmobile permits are valid for up to 60 days.
 
Fee: $7 for 1 to 60 days.  
 
To apply for this trip permit, provide:
  • Your name and address;
  • The year, make, style, and vehicle identification number or product identification number of your snowmobile;
  • The state you live in;
  • Amount of time you want the permit for, up to 60 consecutive days (can be issued in advance); and
  • The $7 trip permit fee:
    • By mail: Check or money order to "DMV."
    • DMV office: Cash, check or money order to “DMV,” or credit or debit card at some DMV offices
Heavy Motor Vehicle Trip Permit
Allows the use of unregistered motor vehicles with a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 8,000 pounds and motorized fixed load vehicles. You cannot use this trip permit for tow/recovery vehicles, motor homes, or currently registered farm vehicles.
 
Fee: $43 for 10 consecutive days.
 
To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above.  When applying, also include the combined weight (ORS 801.199).
 
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.
 
Heavy Trailer Trip Permit
Allows the use of trailers with a loaded weight (ORS 801.330) over 8,000 pounds and fixed load trailers or special use trailers that are not registered in Oregon or any other state.
 
Fee: $10 for 10 consecutive days.
 
To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above. When applying, also include the loaded weight. 
 
Registration Weight Trip Permit
Allows the use of vehicles currently registered in Oregon at a higher weight than the current registration allows.  This permit cannot be used on “For Rent” vehicles.
 
This permit can be 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
  • For a registered passenger vehicle to operate at a registration weight (ORS 801.420) over 10,000 pounds.
Fee: $5 for 10 consecutive days. 
 
To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above. When applying, also include the maximum operating weight.
 
Registered Vehicle Trip Permit
Allows the use of Oregon-registered vehicles under conditions, or in ways, you can’t with the current registration.
 
These trip permits are often used by government vehicles with E plates, and school buses with SC plates. The vehicle must have current Oregon registration.
 
You cannot use this trip permit for farm, prorated farm, for-rent, charitable/non-profit, tow/recovery, or as a manufactured structure transporter. 
 
Fee: $7.50 for 10 consecutive days.
 
To apply for this trip permit, see Buy a Trip Permit above.