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Vehicle Registration - Renew/Replace/Transfer

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ATTENTION:

You may only register your vehicle if you have an Oregon title in your name

Choose a section below for information on how to renew or replace your registration and how to transfer plates.

​Online

Renew online at DMV2U​

  • Expired?  You can still renew online if your plates expired less than a year ago.  Print or keep an electronic image of your receipt. The receipt is your proof of registration for up to 30 days​.
  • In a DEQ area (‘Yes’ is in the DEQ box on your renewal notice)?  You must pass an emissions test before renewing.  You can go to DEQ or a DEQ Too business location to test. 

By Mail 
  • Pass an emissions test at DEQ if you are in a DEQ area (‘Yes’ is in the DEQ box on your renewal notice);
  • Fill out an application or your renewal reminder;
  • Calculate your fe​es​​​​; and
  • Mail your documents and fees (pay by check or money order to "DMV") to:
    DMV Services 
    Attn: Renewal
    1905 Lana Ave NE
    Salem, OR  97314 
At a DMV Office
  • Pass an emissions test​ at DEQ if you are in a DEQ area (‘Yes’ is in the DEQ box on your renewal notice);
  • Bring an application or your renewal reminder; and
  • Bring a credit or debit card, cash, check, or money order to pay the fees.
At DEQ 

You can renew at DEQ if: 

  • Your vehicle has to get an emissions test (‘Yes’ is in the DEQ box on your renewal notice) and passes the test;
  • You bring a credit or debit card, cash, check, or money order to pay the fees; and 
  • You bring your renewal reminder. 

Newer vehicles​ do not need DEQ testing. 

You cannot renew at DEQ if you: 

  • Do not have your renewal reminder;
  • Want to change your plates; or
  • Moved since your renewal reminder was printed.​​​​

Online
Apply at DMV2U

By Mail

  • Fill out an application;
  • Mail your application and $5 (pay by check or money order to "DMV") to:

    • DMV Services
      1905 Lana Ave NE
      Salem, OR  97314

Replace Month and/or Year Stickers

  • Online:
  • By Mail:
    • Fill out an application and write in the Remarks are which replacement stickers you need; and
    • Mail your application and $10 for year stickers, no fee for month stickers (pay by check or money order to "DMV") to:
      • ​DMV Services
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314

Replace Plates/Change Plates

If your registration is expired, see the Renew Your Registration section for instructions.

  • Online:
    • Apply online​ at DMV2U​ if you have an Oregon title in your name. If the plate you want is not available online you must submit your application by mail.
  • By Mail:

If you are the current or previous owner listed on the title of the vehicle the plates were removed from, the registration period listed on the plates transfers with the plates onto the vehicle.  If you are not the current or previous owner of the vehicle the plates were removed from, you must provide all registration requirements and registration fees along with the $6 plate transfer fee.

You can transfer your plates to another vehicle if they are:

  • Going on the same type of vehicle.
    • For example, motor home plates can only be transferred to another motor home.
  • A style currently issued by DMV, special plates or custom plates; and
  • Readable.

If you are not sure if your plate can be transferred, contact DMV.

How to Apply

If your registration is expired, or you were not an owner on DMV records of the vehicle the plates were removed from, see the Renew Your Registration section for instructions.

  • Fill out an application;
  • Mail your application and $6 (pay by check or money order to "DMV") to:

      • DMV Services
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR  97314

Online

Though it typically takes about 3 business days, it can take up to 1 week to receive your stickers or registration card if you renew online.  
 

By Mail

It can take 6 weeks to issue your stickers or registration.  Please do not cancel your check and wait to contact DMV to check the status of your renewal until it has been over 7 weeks since you mailed it.

You do not have to renew the registration if the vehicle is not being driven. When you want to use the vehicle again, you can renew the registration at that time.

Warning: Some cities and counties do not allow unregistered vehicles to be parked on the roadway.