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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 32

REGISTRATION PLATES AND FEES

735-032-0000

Replacement and Duplicate Registration Plates

(1) For the purpose of this rule the following definitions apply:

(a) "Replacement plate(s)" means the registered plate(s) that:

(A) Is issued when the plate(s) last assigned to a vehicle is lost, destroyed or mutilated, as provided in ORS 803.530; and

(B) Bears a different number or letter sequence than the plate(s) last assigned to that vehicle.

(b) "Duplicate plate(s)" means the registration plate(s) that:

(A) Is issued when the last plate(s) assigned to a vehicle is lost, mutilated or destroyed as provided in ORS 803.530; and

(B) Bears the same number or letter sequence as the plate(s) last assigned to the vehicle.

(2) If a registration plate(s) is lost (including loss by theft), mutilated or destroyed the vehicle owner may make application to the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division of the Department of Transportation (DMV) for replacement or duplicate plates.

(3) To obtain replacement or duplicate plates the vehicle owner must make application to DMV and:

(a) Pay the replacement or duplicate plate fee as provided in ORS 803.575;

(b) Pay the plate manufacturing fee when required under ORS 803.570 and as provided in OAR 735-032-0010; and

(c) Meet any other applicable requirements for the title and registration of the vehicle.

(4) DMV will determine whether the plates issued are required to be issued as duplicate plates or replacement plates. In most cases, DMV will issue replacement plates.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 803.530, 803.570 & 805.200
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.530
Hist.: MV 29-1986, f. 12-31-86, ef. 1-1-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-100-0300; DMV 11-2005, f. 4-25-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05

735-032-0010

Registration Plate Fee

(1) ORS 803.570 requires DMV to establish the fee amounts for each registration plate issued and for each pair of plates issued.

(2) The plate fee amounts are calculated by:

(a) Determining the cost to manufacture a single registration plate and a pair of registration plates (cost), respectively, and rounding the cost amount(s) to the next higher half-dollar; and

(b) Adding $10 for a single plate and $20 for a pair of plates, respectively.

(3) Based on the calculation under section (2) of this rule, registration plate fees are:

(a) $12 for a single plate issued ($2 cost + $10 = $12).

(b) $24 for a pair of plates issued ($4 cost + $20 = $24).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010 & 803.570
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.570
Hist.: MV 29-1986, f. 12-31-86, ef. 1-1-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-100-0310; MV 21-1988, f. 6-29-88, cert. ef. 7-1-88; DMV 4-1997, f. 1-24-97, cert. ef. 4-1-97; DMV 5-2003(Temp), f. 5-14-03, cert. ef. 7-1-03 thru 12-27-03; DMV 32-2003(Temp), f. 12-15-03 cert. ef. 1-1-04 thru 6-28-04; DMV 8-2004, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-04; DMV 18-2009(Temp), f. 9-29-09, cert. ef. 10-1-09 thru 3-29-10; DMV 4-2010, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-10; DMV 3-2012, f. 3-26-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12

735-032-0020

Plates Considered Void

Registration plates that are required to be surrendered to DMV are void and may not be used to register or operate a vehicle again. This does not apply to plates surrendered to DMV in error and that have not already been destroyed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619 & 802.010
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.350, 803.380, 803.590, 809.080 & 809.110
Hist.: MV 29-1986, f. 12-31-86, ef. 1-1-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-100-0320; DMV 32-2005(Temp), f. 12-14-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 6-29-06; DMV 4-2006, f. & cert. ef. 5-25-06; DMV 21-2007(Temp), f. 12-24-07, cert.ef. 1-1-08 thru 6-27-08; DMV 13-2008, f. & cert. ef. 6-23-08

735-032-0030

Display of Temporary Registration Permits

(1) Temporary registration permits issued under ORS 803.625 must be readable from the outside of the vehicle and placed as follows:

(a) Motorcycle or moped: on the rear of the vehicle where the license plate is normally attached. If the vehicle is not designed or equipped to accept a rear license plate, the permit must accompany the vehicle as described in section (2) of this rule.

(b) Vehicle with a rear window: inside, on the left side and lower corner of the rear window.

(c) Vehicle carrying a camper or canopy: inside, on the left side and lower corner of the rear window of the camper or canopy.

(d) Travel trailer: on the left side and lower corner of the rear window.

(e) Vehicle with no rear window (including a camper, canopy or travel trailer): inside, on the left-rear side window.

(f) Vehicle with no window or left-rear side window: inside, on the left side of the dashboard.

(2) If the permit cannot be placed as described in section (1) of this rule, it must accompany the vehicle and be available for inspection upon request by a law enforcement officer or any other person authorized to inspect vehicle registration. The permit may be kept on the vehicle operator’s person or in a storage area on the vehicle.

(3) Temporary registration permits must be placed on or remain with the vehicle as described in sections (1) and (2) of this rule until replaced with valid license plate(s) or until the permit expires, whichever comes first.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 803.615, 803.625, 803.650 & 803.655
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.540, 803.615, 803.625, 803.635, 803.650 & 803.655
Hist.: MV 1-1989, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-89; DMV 19-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-26-08

735-032-0036

Display of Registration Stickers

(1) Purpose and Authority. This rule establishes the requirements for the display of registration stickers on vehicle registration plates as authorized under ORS 803.560.

(2) Definitions. Terms used in ORS 803.560 and this rule are defined as follows:

(a) “Combined month-year sticker” means a single registration sticker issued with:

(A) A month number as described in subsection (b) of this section; and

(B) A year number as described in subsection (d) of this section.

(b) “Month sticker” means a registration sticker issued with a single month number from 1 to 12 that designates the calendar month, in which registration expires. The number “1” represents an expiration date in January; the number “2” represents an expiration date in February and so on.

(c) “Registration sticker” means a numbered adhesive-backed sticker, issued by DMV or a designated agent as evidence of vehicle registration for a specific length of time.

(d) “Year sticker” means a registration sticker issued with a two-digit year number that designates the year registration expires. For example, the two-digit number for registration that expires 2012 is “12.” The number “16” designates an expiration year of 2016.

(3) Display of Stickers. Registration stickers must be displayed on the front side of each registration plate, and attached to the designated area as follows:

(a) The combined month-year sticker is attached at the bottom center of the registration plate;

(b) The month sticker is attached at the bottom left of the registration plate; and

(c) The year sticker is attached at the bottom right of the registration plate.

(4) An example of the correct placement of registration stickers — described under subsection (3) of this rule — is contained in Appendix A, which is incorporated into this rule by reference.

[ED. NOTE: The Appendix referenced is available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 803.560
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.560
Hist.: DMV 2-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-20-09

735-032-0040

Application of Heavy Motor Vehicle Registration Fees

(1) The provisions of this rule apply to a decrease in registration fees established by Chapter 880, Oregon Laws 1991 (Enrolled HB 2223).

(2) When application is made for renewal of registration for a registration period that begins prior to January 1, 1992 (e.g., September expiration plates which are renewed for a period beginning October 1, 1991) the applicant shall pay the registration renewal fee in effect before January 1, 1992.

(3) When application is made for registration or renewal of registration for a period beginning on or after January 1, 1992, the applicant shall pay the fees in effect on January 1, 1992.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 802.010, ORS 803 & Ch. 880, OL 1991
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.420
Hist.: MV 19-1989, f. & cert. ef. 9-18-89; MV 29-1991, f. 12-16-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92

735-032-0050

Application of Vehicle Registration Fees

(1) This rule applies to any change in registration fees. Regardless of when an applicant applies for registration or renewal of registration or pays the registration fee, DMV will require payment of the registration fee in effect at the time the registration period begins.

(2) When application is made for renewal of registration for a registration period that begins before the date a fee change takes effect, the registration renewal fee is the fee amount in effect before the change.

Example: If the registration fee decreases from $90 to $54 effective January 1, the registration or registration renewal fee for a registration period that begins before January 1 is $90.

(3) When application is made for registration or renewal of registration for a registration period that begins on or after the date a fee change takes effect, the fee is the fee amount in effect after the change.

Example: If the registration fee increases from $54 to $90 effective January 1, the registration or registration renewal fee for a registration period that begins on or after January 1 is $90.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 803.420
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.420
Hist.: MV 10-1993, f. 10-22-93, cert. ef. 11-4-93; DMV 16-2007, f. 12-24-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08

735-032-0055

Registration of Emergency Fire Apparatus

(1) For purposes of this rule, the following definitions apply:

(a) “Emergency fire apparatus” means a vehicle such as, but not limited to, a fire truck, fire engine, tanker or any other similar vehicle that is primarily designed and used for public fire protection and suppression.

(b) “Fire service agency” means a unit of state or local government, a special purpose district or a private firm which provides, or has authority to provide, public fire protection and suppression services in Oregon, including, but not limited to, the Oregon Department of Forestry, a rangeland fire protection association, a rural fire protection district, a city fire department, or a private fire department.

(2) DMV may issue Oregon registration for an emergency fire apparatus that is exempt from registration requirements under ORS 803.305(8), if the vehicle owner:

(a) Is a fire service agency;

(b) Submits an application for Oregon registration that meets the requirements of ORS 803.370; and

(c) Meets the qualifications for issuance of registration under ORS 803.350, including but not limited to:

(A) At the time of application, the applicant requests and is issued a vehicle title in the applicant’s name, or presents satisfactory evidence that an Oregon title covering the vehicle has been issued to the applicant; and

(B) Pays the appropriate registration fees under ORS 803.420, and, if applicable, title fees.

(3) Effect of Registration. Upon the issuance of Oregon registration under section (2) of this rule:

(a) The vehicle owner must comply with all applicable state and federal laws, rules and regulations related to the registration of vehicles; and

(b) The vehicle is subject to all provisions of the Oregon Vehicle Code applicable to vehicles registered in Oregon until the vehicle is registered under the laws of another jurisdiction.

(4) Notwithstanding sections (1) and (2) of this rule, DMV may refuse to issue Oregon registration if:

(a) The vehicle is not manufactured primarily for operation on a highway;

(b) The vehicle does not comply with federal vehicle standards as described under OAR 735-022-0090; or

(c) Issuance of Oregon registration violates the law of another jurisdiction.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010, 803.305 & 803.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 803.305
Hist.: DMV 5-2012, f. & cert. ef. 5-18-12

735-032-0065

Collection of County or District Registration Fees

(1) This rule specifies the procedures and requirements when DMV collects county or district registration fees pursuant to ORS 801.040, 801.041, 801.042 and 803.445.

(2) As used in this rule the following definitions apply:

(a) “County” means a unit of local government as defined in ORS 190.003.

(b) “County or district ordinance” means an ordinance enacted by the governing body of a county or district establishing registration fees imposed on subject vehicles.

(c) “County or district registration fees” means county vehicle registration fees or district vehicle registration fees established and imposed under a county or district ordinance and collected by DMV upon registration and renewal of registration of a subject vehicle.

(d) “District” means a unit of local government as defined in ORS 190.003 and includes a mass transit or transportation district, or a metropolitan service district, as defined in ORS 801.237.

(e) “Merchant fee” means the fee charged to DMV by a credit or debit card company to process a credit or debit card transaction. DMV is charged a merchant fee each time a customer pays registration fees, including county or district registration fees, using a credit or debit card.

(f) “Registration” means the initial recording of a vehicle as authorized for use within the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 803.350.

(g) “Registration renewal” or “renewal” means an extension of registration.

(h) “State registration fees” means the fee amounts collected under ORS 803.420 upon initial registration or registration renewal of a vehicle authorized to operate for use within the State of Oregon pursuant to ORS 803.350.

(i) “Subject vehicle” means a vehicle registered or required to be registered at a residence or business address within a county or district and which is subject to a county or district registration fee.

(3) DMV will collect county or district registration fees, upon request of a county or district qualified under ORS 801.041 or 801.042 to impose vehicle registration fees. DMV will collect county or district registration fees in addition to state registration fees.

(4) Before collecting county or district registration fees, the county or district must enter into an intergovernmental agreement with DMV. The intergovernmental agreement will include the following:

(a) A citation of the county or district ordinance number authorizing the imposition of county or district registration fees and granting DMV authority to collect county or district vehicle registration fees;

(b) A description of each vehicle type subject to county or district registration;

(c) For each vehicle type subject to county or district registration fees, the county or district registration fee amount(s) and the registration period(s);

(d) The date DMV will begin collecting county or district registration fees;

(e) A per-transaction administrative fee to cover DMV expenses, which will be deducted prior to transfer of county or district registration fees to the county or district. A per-transaction administrative fee does not include merchant fees, refunds or uncollectible debt;

(f) A description of how and when the moneys collected by DMV under the agreement are paid to the county or district after the deduction of DMV’s expenses for collection, transfer and administration of county vehicle registration fees, and any deduction for credits described in ORS 803.445(5); and

(g) The method for resolving disputes regarding imposition and collection of a county or district registration fee by a vehicle owner and payment of a refund if it is determined a fee was collected in error or it is determined no county or registration fee is owing.

(5) DMV will transfer to the county or district the moneys due on a monthly basis unless another basis is established in the intergovernmental agreement between DMV and the county or district.

(6) This rule shall apply to collection of county or district registration fees beginning September 1, 2010.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 190.110, 801.040, 801.041, 801.042, 802.010, 802.110, 803.420 & 803.445
Stats. Implemented: ORS 801.040, 801.041, 801.042, 802.110, 803.420 & 803.445
Hist.: DMV 12-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-16-10 thru 12-10-10; DMV 22-2010, f. & cert. ef. 12-22-10

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