2011 ORS § 283.390¹
State-owned vehicles to be marked
  • exceptions

(1) Any state department or institution owning or operating automobiles or trucks shall have printed or painted in plain lettering of a size so as to be readily read the name of the department or institution owning or operating the vehicle, followed by the words State of Oregon.

(2) A vehicle need not be marked as required by subsection (1) of this section and need bear only such evidence of registration as is required on privately owned vehicles if:

(a) In the opinion of the Director of the Oregon Department of Administrative Services, the marking of the vehicle as required by subsection (1) of this section would unduly hinder the department or institution owning or operating the vehicle in carrying out its duties and functions; and

(b) The department has approved in writing the operation of the particular vehicle without being marked as required by subsection (1) of this section.

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department shall, upon request of any state law enforcement agency or state parole or probation agency for which the department obtains vehicles, obtain for the agencies vehicles that are not marked as required by subsection (1) of this section and that have registration described in ORS 805.060 (Law enforcement undercover vehicles). [Formerly 291.724; 1987 c.6 §3; 1993 c.741 §118]