OAR 735-022-0110
Use of Vehicle Model on Titles and Salvage Titles


Except as otherwise provided in this rule, the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division of the Department of Transportation (DMV) shall include the vehicle model name on certificates of title and salvage titles if:


The vehicle is a motor vehicle that has a year model of 1981 or newer;


The motor vehicle would be classed under Oregon registration laws as a motor truck, motorcycle, moped or vehicle commonly referred to as a passenger vehicle or similar motor vehicle registered under ORS 803.420 (Registration fees)(6)(a); and


The model can be determined from the vehicle identification number using DMV’s data processing software package.


DMV may elect to not show the model, or to record a model different than what is indicated by the vehicle identification number, if:


The vehicle has been assembled, reconstructed, is a replica vehicle, or was manufactured in more than one stage;


The designated model does not reflect what the vehicle looks like; or


DMV is unsure of the actual model.


DMV shall not include model information on titles or salvage titles for non-motor vehicles, and shall not routinely include model information for motor vehicles other than those covered in section (1) of this rule.


The owner shall return the title or salvage title to DMV for correction, if a model is reflected in error on the title (e.g., the certificate of origin incorrectly identified the vehicle).


DMV may include the vehicle model for a motor vehicle not covered in section (1) of this rule if DMV can verify the actual model and the National Crime Information Center has established a standard abbreviation for the model. This includes, but is not limited to, a specific request by the owner to include the model on the title.


DMV may abbreviate a model name to fit in the space allotted on the certificate of title or registration.


The model name shall not be required information on applications for title or registration, except when the model otherwise is required to be part of an odometer disclosure.


This rule shall apply only to titles or salvage title issued on or after July 1, 1992.

Source: Rule 735-022-0110 — Use of Vehicle Model on Titles and Salvage Titles, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=735-022-0110.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 735-022-0110’s source at or​.us