Regulation of Vehicle Related Businesses

ORS 822.210
Privileges granted by certificate

  • duration
  • renewal
  • regulation of holder


The holder of a current, valid towing business certificate issued under ORS 822.205 (Certificate) may exercise the following privileges under the certificate:


The person and any employee of the person who is performing official duties are not subject to the prohibitions and penalties under ORS 822.200 (Operating illegal towing business).


The person is entitled to receive special indicia of towing business registration. The following apply to indicia described in this paragraph:


The holder of the certificate or a person in the performance of the person’s official duties as an employee of the certificate holder may use the indicia:
For towing and recovering vehicles; and
For towing unregistered vehicles over the highways of this state without first obtaining registration for the vehicles or trip permits required under ORS 803.600 (Trip permits).


The indicia shall be of the design provided under ORS 805.200 (Plates and other devices with special designs) and are subject to payment of fees for issuance as provided under ORS 805.250 (Fees for special plates).


A towing business certificate expires one year from the date of issuance unless renewed. A certificate holder may renew the certificate by payment of the fee for renewal of a towing business certificate under ORS 822.700 (Certification fees). A person whose certificate expires must qualify for a certificate in the same manner as a person who has not previously held a certificate.


The holder of a towing business certificate is subject to regulation by political subdivisions as provided in ORS 801.040 (Authority to adopt special provisions) and 822.230 (City or county regulation of towing businesses), and to regulation under ORS chapter 825. [1983 c.338 §812; 1985 c.16 §411; 1987 c.765 §4; 1993 c.741 §144; 1995 c.733 §78]


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May 30, 2023