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Titling and Registering Your Vehicle



  • You can make an appointment to title and register your vehicle at some DMV offices. Appointment includes VIN inspection, if needed. 

  • Mail your transaction and fees to DMV if you do not make an appointment. 

  • It may take 20 weeks for you to receive a title, plates or stickers.

  • You should not be cited for expired plates or trip permits at this time.

You must title your vehicle in Oregon if you want to register it.  These instruction sheets will help you prepare to title and register your vehicle in Oregon.

Vehicle Titled in Oregon:

Vehicle Not Titled in Oregon:

Branded/Salvage Vehicle:

If your title already has a brand, use the instructions above for your situation. 

  • Add Assembled, Reconstructed, or Replica Brand to Title
    • Common reasons for adding assembled, reconstructed or replica brand: Totaled vehicle (with or without salvage title) that is now reconstructed/rebuilt, vehicle you assembled, or replica vehicle.
  • Get a Salvage Title
    • Common reasons for salvage title: Vehicle is totaled but not reconstructed/rebuilt, or vehicle is wrecked or dismantled.

Park Model Recreational Vehicle:


When you buy a vehicle titled in Oregon, bring the title to DMV for transfer within 30 days to avoid a late fee. If you bring the title to DMV:

  • 31-60 days after the sale date, the late fee is $25; or
  • 61 days or more after the sale date, the late fee is $50.

DMV may waive or reduce late title fees.  A Late Title Transfer Fee Exemption Certification is required. Contact DMV with questions.

Oregon DMV
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

​These average timeframes do not account for processing delays:

  • Plates are usually mailed in 17 weeks.
  • Titles are usually mailed in 17 weeks.
  • If you have an appointment at a DMV office, you may be able to get plates while you are there.​

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