Vehicle Inspection

The Oregon DMV allows DEQ to perform a vehicle identification number inspection on some vehicles only if an emissions test is required at the same time. DEQ will conduct a VIN inspection unless the vehicle:​

  • is registering outside DEQ vehicle inspection boundaries
  • is not required to get an emissions test, e.g., motorcycles, trailers or diesel-powered vehicles over 8,500 pounds, gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR)
  • is within its first four model years
  • is from out-of-country
  • has a salvaged title
  • has a reconstructed title
  • has a VIN that cannot be verified as accurate, is damaged or missing in multiple locations

​Please Note: The Oregon DMV charges a $7 fee for a VIN inspection at the time of registration, whether it is inspected through Oregon DEQ or DMV. Visit Oregon DMV for more information regarding VIN inspections.


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