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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.
Renew Online. If you lost your renewal reminder, contact DMV.
DMV Office or by Mail
You can renew at DEQ if:
Newer vehicles do not need DEQ testing. Check if your vehicle qualifies.
You cannot renew at DEQ if you:
To get a new registration card:
Replace Month Stickers
You can get new month stickers for free at a DMV office.
Replace Year Stickers
Replace Plates/Change Plates
If your registration is expired, see the Renew Your Registration section for instructions.
Apply online. If the plate you want is not available online you must submit your application at a DMV office or by mail.
NOTICE: Plate transfer requirements changed July 1, 2018. If you are the current or previous owner 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:
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.
It can take up to two weeks to receive your stickers or registration card. If you do not receive it by then do not cancel your check, contact DMV to check the status of your renewal.
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.
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