Special Registration Provisions

ORS 805.200
Plates and other devices with special designs

  • rules


The Department of Transportation by rule:


Shall design plates, stickers, plate and sticker combinations or other devices or indicia that distinguish government-owned vehicles registered under the provisions of ORS 805.040 (Registration of government-owned vehicles) from other vehicles.


May design plates, stickers, plate and sticker combinations or other devices or indicia for distinguishing vehicles registered under specific provisions of the Oregon Vehicle Code other than ORS 805.040 (Registration of government-owned vehicles), 805.105 (Veterans’ recognition plates) or 805.205 (Special plates for certain groups). Plates designed under this paragraph shall comply with the requirements of ORS 803.535 (Size, form, material, color, design, contents). The fees for plates or indicia described in this paragraph are provided under ORS 805.250 (Fees for special plates).


Unless otherwise provided by statute or by rule of the department, indicia of registration that distinguish one kind of registration from another may not be transferred unless the new owner of the vehicle qualifies for that specific kind of registration.


The department may adopt rules concerning the disposition of plates, stickers, devices or other indicia of registration upon transfer of ownership of the vehicle or when the owner or the vehicle is no longer eligible for the particular indicia. The department may cancel or revoke registration for failure to comply with rules adopted under this section. [1983 c.338 §263; 1985 c.16 §103; 1985 c.547 §15; 1985 c.668 §14; 1987 c.25 §4; 1989 c.43 §31; 1991 c.284 §21; 1991 c.383 §3; 1991 c.481 §3; 1993 c.741 §117; 2007 c.564 §5]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

License plates for state-owned vehicles, (1975) Vol 37, p 888


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Jun. 26, 2021