Vehicle Inspection

Vehicles new to Oregon will need a vehicle identification number inspection. A $7 fee will be charged by the Oregon DMV at the time of registration. A VIN inspection can be performed for most vehicles along with the emissions test with the exception of the following:


  • Out-of-country vehicles
  • Vehicles with a salvaged title
  • Vehicles with a reconstructed title
  • Vehicles not required to test (for example, motorcycles, trailers, or diesel-powered vehicles over 8,500 pounds, gross vehicle weight rating GVWR)
  • Vehicles registering outside DEQ vehicle inspection boundaries


For questions or feedback on the Vehicle Inspection Program, visit our Questions and Comments page, or call one of our area contact numbers below:

  • Portland Area: 503-229-5066
  • Medford Area: 541-776-6145
  • Toll-Free in Oregon: 877-476-0583
  • Hearing Impaired: 711