(1)When a person is required by the provisions of ORS 819.016 (When salvage title required) to apply for a salvage title for a vehicle, the application shall be in a form acceptable to the Department of Transportation and shall contain any information required by the department by rule. Rules adopted by the department may include, but need not be limited to, provisions for accepting an application under this section that does not contain all the information otherwise required, if the department is satisfied as to ownership of the vehicle.
(2)The department may design a salvage title certificate for vehicles and by rule may prescribe the contents of the certificate. A salvage title certificate shall be produced by a secure process that meets or exceeds the requirements of federal law.
(3)The department may issue a salvage title certificate to a person who submits an application that meets the requirements imposed by the department under this section and submits the fee required under ORS 803.090 (Fees for certificate of title).
(4)The department may adopt any rules it considers necessary for the administration of the salvage title process. The rules may include, but need not be limited to, rules specifying:
(a)Permissible uses of a salvage title certificate.
(b)Requirements for replacement or surrender of a salvage title certificate or for issuance of a new certificate.
(c)Records that will be kept by the department.
(d)Forms of salvage title other than certificates. [1991 c.873 §28; 1993 c.233 §37]
Section 803.140 — Application; certificate; rules,