Vehicle Title and Registration

ORS 803.560
Improper display

  • exception
  • penalty


A person commits the offense of improper display of validating stickers if the person owns or drives a vehicle on which the display of registration stickers provides proof of valid registration and:


The stickers are not displayed in a manner required by the Department of Transportation; or


The stickers are displayed on the vehicle after the registration period shown on the stickers.


A person does not commit the offense of improper display of validating stickers if, at the time the conduct described in subsection (1) of this section occurs, the person has proof of registration of the vehicle but has not yet received new registration stickers from the department. The proof of vehicle registration is valid 30 days from the date of issuance. The department shall adopt rules regarding what constitutes proof of vehicle registration under this subsection.


The court shall dismiss any charge under this section if, prior to the court appearance date listed on the citation, the person charged delivers to the clerk of the court named on the citation proof of registration of the vehicle at the time of the violation.


The offense described in this section, improper display of validating stickers, is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §268; 1993 c.751 §27; 2015 c.154 §2]
Chapter 803

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Application of Article XI, section 11b of Oregon Constitution to fees imposed under this chapter, (1991) Vol 46, p 447


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