2011 ORS § 819.012¹
Failure to follow procedures for a totaled vehicle
  • penalty

(1) A person other than an insurer commits the offense of failure to follow procedures for a totaled vehicle if the person:

(a) Is the registered owner of a vehicle that is a totaled vehicle as defined in ORS 801.527 (Totaled vehicle) (1) and does not surrender the certificate of title for the vehicle either to the Department of Transportation or to the insurer within 30 days of the declaration or other relevant act by the insurer.

(b) Is the registered owner of a vehicle that is a totaled vehicle as defined in ORS 801.527 (Totaled vehicle) (2) and does not notify the department of the status of the vehicle within 30 days of the day that the vehicle became a totaled vehicle.

(c) Is the registered owner of a vehicle that is a totaled vehicle as defined in ORS 801.527 (Totaled vehicle) (3) and does not surrender the certificate of title for the vehicle to the department within 30 days of the date the vehicle became a totaled vehicle.

(d) Receives or purchases a totaled vehicle and does not surrender the certificate of title for the vehicle to the department within 30 days of purchase or receipt of the vehicle.

(2) A person is not required to surrender the certificate of title if the person is unable to obtain the certificate for the vehicle. If the person is unable to obtain the certificate, the person shall notify the department that the vehicle is a totaled vehicle and shall notify the department of the reason that the person is unable to surrender the certificate.

(3) If the vehicle is one for which title was issued in a form other than a certificate, the person shall notify the department that the vehicle is a totaled vehicle and shall follow procedures adopted by the department by rule.

(4) The offense described in this section, failure to follow procedures for a totaled vehicle, is a Class A misdemeanor. [1991 c.820 §4; 1993 c.233 §58]