Regulation of Vehicle Related Businesses

ORS 822.005
Acting as vehicle dealer without certificate

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A person commits the offense of acting as a vehicle dealer without a certificate if the person is not the holder of a valid, current vehicle dealer certificate issued under ORS 822.020 (Issuance of certificate) and the person:


Buys, sells, brokers, trades or exchanges vehicles either outright or by means of any conditional sale, bailment, lease, security interest, consignment or otherwise;


Displays a new or used vehicle, trailer or semitrailer for sale; or


Acts as any type of agent for the owner of a vehicle to sell the vehicle or acts as any type of agent for a person interested in buying a vehicle to buy a vehicle.


This section does not apply to persons or vehicles exempted from this section under ORS 822.015 (Exemptions from vehicle dealer certification requirement).


The offense described in this section, acting as a vehicle dealer without a certificate, is a Class A misdemeanor. [1983 c.338 §790; 1985 c.16 §389; 1985 c.598 §1; 1997 c.469 §1; 2003 c.655 §124]


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