Vehicle Equipment Generally

ORS 815.310
Proof of compliance with requirements

When proof of compliance with pollution control equipment requirements is required under ORS 803.350 (Qualifications for registration), 803.465 (Proof of compliance with pollution control equipment requirements) and 815.295 (Failure to have required pollution control equipment) the following apply:


The proof may be provided by any means that the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Quality Commission determine by joint rulemaking or by interagency agreement to be satisfactory.


Except as otherwise provided in this section, when a certificate of compliance is used as proof, the certificate must comply with all the following:


It must be signed by a person licensed and qualified under ORS 468A.380 (Licensing of personnel and equipment).


It must be dated not more than 180 days prior to the motor vehicle registration or renewal of registration.


It must be on a form supplied by the Department of Environmental Quality and must include such information as the department may require.


In order for registration to continue to be valid for a motor vehicle that is registered as a government-owned vehicle under ORS 805.040 (Registration of government-owned vehicles), a police undercover vehicle under ORS 805.060 (Law enforcement undercover vehicles) or a state-owned vehicle with regular registration plates under ORS 805.045 (Registration for certain state-owned vehicles), the vehicle must be certified as frequently as a privately owned vehicle of the same registration type is required to be certified. For purposes of this subsection, the registration type of a privately owned vehicle is determined by the registration period for the vehicle under ORS 803.415 (Registration periods for vehicles). For local government vehicles, the proof of certification may be provided through self-testing facilities provided by local governmental agencies. Local governmental agencies providing self-testing facilities may not be charged a fee in connection with provision of the required proof. However, a reasonable fee covering department expenses in administering such self-testing programs may be charged. [1983 c.338 §215; 1985 c.16 §82; 1987 c.440 §6; 1989 c.22 §4; 1995 c.183 §1; 2003 c.61 §1; 2005 c.51 §1]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

Constitutionality of testing provisions, (1976) Vol 37, p 1153


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