2011 ORS § 803.210¹
Conditions precedent to issuance of title for certain vehicles
(1) The Department of Transportation shall not issue title for a vehicle described in subsection (2) of this section unless:
(a) An inspection of the vehicle identification number or numbers of the vehicle is performed in accordance with ORS 803.212 (Inspection of vehicle identification numbers); and
(b) The fee established under ORS 803.215 (Fee for inspection) is paid to the department for the inspection.
(2) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, the requirements of this section apply to all of the following:
(a) A vehicle from another jurisdiction.
(b) Any assembled or reconstructed vehicle.
(c) Any vehicle if the certificate of title has been or is required to be submitted to the department, or a person is required to report to the department, under ORS 819.010 (Failure to comply with requirements for destruction of vehicle), 819.012 (Failure to follow procedures for a totaled vehicle), 819.014 (Insurer failure to follow procedures for totaled vehicle) or 819.030 (Department procedure on receipt of title or notice).
(d) Any vehicle if the department has received notice that the vehicle has been or will be wrecked, dismantled, disassembled or substantially altered under ORS 819.010 (Failure to comply with requirements for destruction of vehicle) or 822.135 (Improperly conducting motor vehicle dismantling business).
(f) Other than a racing activity vehicle as defined in ORS 801.404 (Racing activity vehicle), any vehicle the department has reason to believe was not certified by the original manufacturer as conforming to federal vehicle standards.
(3) The requirements of this section do not apply to the following vehicles if the person shown as the owner on an out-of-state title for the vehicle applies for an Oregon title in that persons name:
(a) A rental truck, rental truck tractor or rental trailer that is registered in Oregon under an interstate agreement that provides that a portion of the owners fleet is to be registered in each state in which the fleet operates.
(b) A trailer or semitrailer that has permanent registration. [1983 c.338 §200; 1985 c.16 §71; 1985 c.402 §9; 1985 c.410 §2; 1987 c.146 §2; 1991 c.820 §15; 1993 c.174 §8; 1993 c.233 §39; 2003 c.655 §107; 2007 c.693 §5]