Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card

ORS 809.020
Response to court-ordered suspension

When the Department of Transportation receives an order from a court to suspend the registration of a vehicle, the department shall respond to the order as provided in this section based on the type of suspension. If the court orders the suspension of registration under:


ORS 809.120 (Court-ordered suspension of registration or driving privileges for weight violation), the department shall impose the suspension as ordered by the court.


ORS 809.010 (Court-ordered suspension), the department shall forthwith suspend the registration and require the owner to return the registration card and plates. When the department suspends a registration under this subsection the department shall:


Destroy the registration card and plates; and


Issue a new registration card and new plates to the owner upon expiration of the period specified by the court in its order upon payment by the owner to the department of a restoration fee established under ORS 809.030 (Restoration fee). The department may not charge the owner any fee for the card and plates other than the restoration fee.


ORS 809.130 (Suspension or revocation of registration or driving privileges for unsettled judgment), the department, after opportunity for hearing under ORS 809.040 (Hearing), shall suspend the registration of the person’s employer’s vehicles, until notified by the court to reinstate the registration and until the department receives proof of compliance with future responsibility filings from the employer, if the department determines that all of the following apply:


A judgment of the type described under ORS 806.040 (Judgments for which financial responsibility requirements established) was rendered against the person.


The judgment has remained unsettled as described by ORS 809.470 (When judgment considered settled for purposes of suspension requirements) for 60 days.


The judgment continues to be unsettled.


At the time of the accident that is the source of the judgment, the employee was driving, with the permission of the employer, a vehicle owned, operated or leased by the employer. [1983 c.338 §284; 1985 c.16 §116; 1999 c.359 §2; 2011 c.355 §28]


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Jun. 26, 2021