OAR 735-158-0000
Vehicle Appraiser Certificate


An applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate or renewal under ORS 819.480 (Vehicle appraiser certificate) must submit the following to the DMV Business Regulation Section:


A completed and signed DMV Application for Vehicle Appraiser Certificate (DMV Form 735-6610);


All applicable fees; and


Except as provided in section (2) of this rule, proof of two years combined work experience as a vehicle appraiser:


For a new or used car business, tow business, insurance company, vehicle body repair business, law enforcement agency or any other state or local jurisdiction; or


In the operation or employment of a certified vehicle dismantler business.


A qualified applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate may substitute a certificate of completion of the Vehicle Appraiser Education Program established under OAR 735-152-0010 (Investigation of Dismantler Applications) for proof of work experience required under subsection (1)(c) of this rule. For purposes of 735-158-0010 (Vehicle Appraiser Education Program; Instructor Qualifications; Requirements) and this section, “qualified applicant” means an individual who, as a condition of employment, is:


Required to conduct vehicle appraisals under ORS 819.210 (Sale or disposal of vehicle not reclaimed), 819.215 (Disposal of vehicle appraised at $500 or less) or 819.280 (Disposal of vehicle at request of person in lawful possession); and


Required to conduct vehicle appraisals as an employee of a towing business that holds a valid towing business certificate issued under ORS 822.205 (Certificate) and OAR chapter 735, division 154; or


Employed by a public agency authorized to take a vehicle into custody and tow the vehicle as described under ORS 819.140 (Agencies having authority to take vehicle into custody). This includes state, city and county law enforcement agencies and other agencies responsible for enforcing laws relating to abandoned vehicles and vehicles that constitute a roadside hazard.


DMV will not process an application that is incomplete. An incomplete application and the fees submitted with the application will be returned to the applicant.


When DMV denies issuance or renewal of a vehicle appraiser certificate, DMV will retain the fees submitted with the application to cover the cost of processing the application.


In addition to any other penalty provided by law, DMV may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a vehicle appraiser certificate on the following grounds:


Making a false or misleading statement or misrepresentation, including by act of omission, pertaining to:


An application for a vehicle appraiser certificate;


A vehicle appraiser report;


Any document required by DMV; or


Any investigation by DMV or law enforcement.


Failure to comply with any applicable statute or rule pertaining to a vehicle appraiser certificate.


DMV determines the applicant was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to fraud or dishonesty, if the conviction occurred less than three years before the date of application.


A vehicle appraiser or applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate who is subject to suspension, revocation or refusal to issue or renew the vehicle appraiser certificate is entitled to a contested case hearing as provided in the Oregon Administrative Procedures Act, ORS Chapter 183 (Administrative Procedures Act).

Source: Rule 735-158-0000 — Vehicle Appraiser Certificate, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=735-158-0000.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

Rule 735-158-0000’s source at or​.us