All vehicles owned by a person in the state are subject to registration except: farm tractors, road rollers, trolleys, and traction engines; bicycles; a vehicle that is not operated on the highways; trailers equipped with pneumatic tires that are not operated with a loaded weight of more than 1,800 lbs.; implements of husbandry; farm tractors; vehicles currently registered and titled in another country, state, or territory, unless the owner is a resident of the state or the vehicle is operated on the highways of the state for profit; vehicles owned and operated by the U.S. government and emergency fire fighting apparatus providing public fire protection.
An application for registration must contain: the owner’s name and residence or business address; a description of the vehicle, including the VIN; an odometer disclosure; and a statement that the applicant is a resident of Oregon, domiciled in the state or required to register under Oregon law.
If the application is for original registration, the applicant must also include a statement that the applicant is in compliance with financial responsibility requirements.
Registration will not be renewed unless the owner is able to certify compliance with financial responsibility requirements.
An application for registration will not be granted unless the applicant simultaneously applies for, or has already been issued, title to the vehicle.
Upon registration, the DOT issues a registration card which contains the name of the owner, the make and model year of the vehicle, the VIN, and the mileage as reported on the odometer at the time of application for registration.
The owner of a registered vehicle must carry the registration card in the vehicle at all times.
There is not period of grace for late registration.