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License Plates

 

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

Passenger Plate Options

Click on a plate for fees and other information. 

Passenger vehicles may have any plate design below; the fees are higher for some plate designs. The standard Oregon plate is the first plate listed below, the "Tree" plate.

Tree PlateCrater Lake PlateCultural Trust PlateFallen Public Safety Officer plate Gray Whale plateLinfield College PlateLions Club PlateNon-Commissioned Officers AssociationOregon Masonic Family PlateOregon Professional Firefighters PlateOregon State Elks plateOregon State University platePacific Wonderland PlateParalyzed Veterans of America plateSalmon plateShare the Road plateSmokey_Reg.jpgTrail Blazers plateUniversity of Oregon plateUniversity of Portland PlateVeterans for Human Rights plateVeterans for Human Rights PlateWillamette University plateWine Country plate 

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You and your vehicle must qualify for these plates. 
 
If your application is approved, the plates will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.
Congressional Medal of Honor PlateDisabled Veteran PlateEx-POW PlateFirst Marine Division FMF Plate 
Gold Star Family PlatePurple Heart PlateU.S. Army Special Forces Airborne PlateVeterans’ Recognition Plate  
You and your vehicle must qualify for these special passenger plates.
 
If your application is approved, the plate(s) will be mailed to you.  If you apply at a field office, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.

Amateur (HAM) Radio Operator PlateAntique PlateNational Guard PlateSpecial Interest Plate

 

Other Plate Options

A custom plate is a license plate with numbers and/or letters of your choice. Click on a plate to get fee information. Custom plate background options:

 

Passenger Vehicles

Custom Tree plateCustom Crater Lake plateCustom Cultural Plate Custom Gray Whale PlateCustom Salmon plateSmokey the Bear PlateCustom Trail Blazers plateOregon Duck License PlateCustom Wine Country plate

 

Motorcycles or Mopeds

Custom Motorcycle Moped

 

Motor Homes, Travel Trailers or Campers

Custom Motor Home or Camper plate

 

Fees

Custom plates are $50 per year, in addition to all other fees. These fees go to Oregon passenger rail programs.​

​Check Plate Availability

Use the DMV2U custom​ plate availability search to check if the plate you want to request is available. 

How to Apply

  • ​You can use DMV2U if you are replacing your plates, even if you need to renew.
    • You cannot apply online if you also need to title the vehicle.
  • At a DMV office or by mail.

If you apply at an office or online, you may get a temporary permit to drive your vehicle until your plates arrive.  If your request is approved, it will take 8-10 weeks to get your custom plates in the mail. 

Keeping Your Configuration

If you do not renew your custom plate within 30 days after it expires, your configuration could be requested by someone else.​​

​Depending on the type of vehicle you have, it may qualify for more than one type of plate.  You will need to determine which plate type is right for your vehicle based on the plate requirements.

Click on a plate type to find out plate requirements and get fee information.

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Plate Requirements

You will get either one plate or two plates depending on the vehicle you have.  Plates must be displayed correctly on the vehicle. 
 
One plate, for the back of the vehicle, is issued to:
 
  • Mopeds
  • Motorcycles
  • Trailers
  • Campers
  • Antique
  • Special interest
 
Two plates are issued to all other vehicles.  One plate is for the foremost point of the front of the vehicle and the other is for the rearmost point of the back of the vehicle.
 
You cannot:
 
  • Alter your plates; or
  • Have a frame that covers the numbers, letters, or tags/stickers.

Creating a New Oregon License Plate

Public bodies, non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education, and veteran groups can apply to create a new Oregon license plate.

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