ORS 803.420¹
Registration fees

This section establishes registration fees for vehicles. If there is uncertainty as to the classification of a vehicle for purposes of the payment of registration fees under the vehicle code, the Department of Transportation may classify the vehicle to assure that registration fees for the vehicle are the same as for vehicles the department determines to be comparable. The registration fees for the vehicle shall be those based on the classification determined by the department. Except as otherwise provided in this section, or unless the vehicle is registered quarterly, the fees described in this section are for an entire registration period for the vehicle as described under ORS 803.415 (Registration periods for vehicles). The department shall apportion any fee under this section to reflect the number of quarters registered for a vehicle registered for a quarterly registration period under ORS 803.415 (Registration periods for vehicles). The fees are payable when a vehicle is registered and upon renewal of registration. Except as provided in ORS 801.041 (Terms and conditions for imposition of registration fee by county) (3) and 801.042 (Terms and conditions for imposition of registration fee by district) (7), the fee shall be increased by any amount established by the governing body of a county or by the governing body of a district, as defined in ORS 801.237 ("District" defined for certain purposes) under ORS 801.041 (Terms and conditions for imposition of registration fee by county) or 801.042 (Terms and conditions for imposition of registration fee by district) as an additional registration fee for the vehicle. The fees for registration of vehicles are as follows:

(1) Vehicles not otherwise provided for in this section or ORS 821.320 (Snowmobile registration and permit fees), $27 for each year of the registration period.

(2) Mopeds, $15 for each year of the registration period.

(3) Motorcycles, $15 for each year of the registration period.

(4) Government-owned vehicles registered under ORS 805.040 (Registration of government-owned vehicles), $3.50.

(5) State-owned vehicles registered under ORS 805.045 (Regular registration for certain government-owned vehicles), $3.50 on registration or renewal.

(6) Undercover vehicles registered under ORS 805.060 (Law enforcement undercover vehicles), $3.50 on registration or renewal.

(7) Antique vehicles registered under ORS 805.010 (Antique vehicles), $54.

(8) Vehicles of special interest registered under ORS 805.020 (Special interest vehicles), $81.

(9) Electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles that use electricity and another source of motive power, as follows:

(a) The registration fee for an electric or hybrid vehicle not otherwise described in this subsection is $27 for each year of the registration period.

(b) The registration fee for electric or hybrid vehicles that have two or three wheels is $27. This paragraph does not apply to electric or hybrid mopeds. Electric or hybrid mopeds are subject to the same registration fee as otherwise provided for mopeds under this section.

(c) The registration fees for the following electric or hybrid vehicles are the same as for comparable nonelectric vehicles described in this section plus 50 percent of such fee:

(A) Motor homes.

(B) Commercial buses.

(C) Vehicles registered as farm vehicles under ORS 805.300 (Farm vehicle registration).

(D) Vehicles required to establish registration weight under ORS 803.430 (Certain vehicles required to establish registration weight for fee determination) or 826.013 (Registration weight).

(10) Motor vehicles required to establish a registration weight under ORS 803.430 (Certain vehicles required to establish registration weight for fee determination) or 826.013 (Registration weight), and commercial buses as provided in the following chart, based upon the weight submitted in the declaration of weight prepared under ORS 803.435 (Declaration of weight for fee determination) or 826.015 (Declaration of weight):

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Weight in Pounds Fee

8,000 or less $ 27

8,001 to 10,000 169

10,001 to 12,000 192

12,001 to 14,000 215

14,001 to 16,000 238

16,001 to 18,000 261

18,001 to 20,000 291

20,001 to 22,000 314

22,001 to 24,000 345

24,001 to 26,000 375

26,001 to 28,000 184

28,001 to 30,000 192

30,001 to 32,000 207

32,001 to 34,000 215

34,001 to 36,000 230

36,001 to 38,000 238

38,001 to 40,000 253

40,001 to 42,000 261

42,001 to 44,000 276

44,001 to 46,000 284

46,001 to 48,000 291

48,001 to 50,000 307

50,001 to 52,000 322

52,001 to 54,000 330

54,001 to 56,000 337

56,001 to 58,000 352

58,001 to 60,000 368

60,001 to 62,000 383

62,001 to 64,000 398

64,001 to 66,000 406

66,001 to 68,000 421

68,001 to 70,000 429

70,001 to 72,000 444

72,001 to 74,000 452

74,001 to 76,000 467

76,001 to 78,000 475

78,001 to 80,000 490

80,001 to 82,000 498

82,001 to 84,000 513

84,001 to 86,000 521

86,001 to 88,000 536

88,001 to 90,000 544

90,001 to 92,000 559

92,001 to 94,000 567

94,001 to 96,000 582

96,001 to 98,000 590

98,001 to 100,000 598

100,001 to 102,000 613

102,001 to 104,000 621

104,001 to 105,500 636

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(11)(a) Motor vehicles with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds that are described in ORS 825.015 (Nonapplicability of chapter to certain vehicles used in nonprofit transportation of passengers), that are operated by a charitable organization as defined in ORS 825.017 (Nonapplicability of chapter to certain persons and vehicles) (14), that are certified under ORS 822.205 (Certificate) or that are used exclusively to transport manufactured structures, as provided in the following chart:

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Weight in Pounds Fee

8,001 to 10,000 $ 50

10,001 to 12,000 60

12,001 to 14,000 65

14,001 to 16,000 75

16,001 to 18,000 80

18,001 to 20,000 90

20,001 to 22,000 95

22,001 to 24,000 105

24,001 to 26,000 110

26,001 to 28,000 120

28,001 to 30,000 125

30,001 to 32,000 135

32,001 to 34,000 140

34,001 to 36,000 150

36,001 to 38,000 155

38,001 to 40,000 165

40,001 to 42,000 170

42,001 to 44,000 180

44,001 to 46,000 185

46,001 to 48,000 190

48,001 to 50,000 200

50,001 to 52,000 210

52,001 to 54,000 215

54,001 to 56,000 220

56,001 to 58,000 230

58,001 to 60,000 240

60,001 to 62,000 250

62,001 to 64,000 260

64,001 to 66,000 265

66,001 to 68,000 275

68,001 to 70,000 280

70,001 to 72,000 290

72,001 to 74,000 295

74,001 to 76,000 305

76,001 to 78,000 310

78,001 to 80,000 320

80,001 to 82,000 325

82,001 to 84,000 335

84,001 to 86,000 340

86,001 to 88,000 350

88,001 to 90,000 355

90,001 to 92,000 365

92,001 to 94,000 370

94,001 to 96,000 380

96,001 to 98,000 385

98,001 to 100,000 390

100,001 to 102,000 400

102,001 to 104,000 405

104,001 to 105,500 415

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(b) The owner of a vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection must certify at the time of initial registration, in a manner determined by the department by rule, that the motor vehicle will be used exclusively to transport manufactured structures or exclusively as described in ORS 822.210 (Privileges granted by certificate), 825.015 (Nonapplicability of chapter to certain vehicles used in nonprofit transportation of passengers) or 825.017 (Nonapplicability of chapter to certain persons and vehicles) (14). Registration of a vehicle described in paragraph (a) of this subsection is invalid if the vehicle is operated in any manner other than that described in the certification under this paragraph.

(12) Trailers registered under permanent registration, $10.

(13) Fixed load vehicles as follows:

(a) If a declaration of weight described under ORS 803.435 (Declaration of weight for fee determination) is submitted establishing the weight of the vehicle at 3,000 pounds or less, $54.

(b) If no declaration of weight is submitted or if the weight of the vehicle is in excess of 3,000 pounds, $75.

(14) Trailers for hire that are equipped with pneumatic tires made of an elastic material and that are not travel trailers or trailers registered under permanent registration, $27.

(15) Trailers registered as part of a fleet under an agreement reached pursuant to ORS 802.500 (Authority for reciprocal registration agreements), the same as the fee for vehicles of the same type registered under other provisions of the Oregon Vehicle Code.

(16) Travel trailers, campers and motor homes as follows, based on length as determined under ORS 803.425 (Vehicle length for fee determination):

(a) For travel trailers or campers that are 6 to 10 feet in length, $81.

(b) For travel trailers or campers over 10 feet in length, $81 plus $6.75 a foot for each foot of length over the first 10 feet.

(c) For motor homes that are 6 to 14 feet in length, $54.

(d) For motor homes over 14 feet in length, $126 plus $7.50 a foot for each foot of length over the first 10 feet.

(17) Special use trailers as follows, based on length as determined under ORS 803.425 (Vehicle length for fee determination):

(a) For lengths 6 to 10 feet, $54.

(b) For special use trailers over 10 feet in length, $54 plus $3 a foot for each foot of length over the first 10 feet.

(18) Fees for vehicles with proportional registration under ORS 826.009 (Proportional registration of commercial vehicles), or proportioned fleet registration under ORS 826.011 (Proportional fleet registration), are as provided for vehicles of the same type under this section except that the fees shall be fixed on an apportioned basis as provided under the agreement established under ORS 826.007 (Authority for proportional registration agreements).

(19) For any vehicle that is registered under a quarterly registration period, a minimum of $15 for each quarter registered plus an additional fee of $1.

(20) In addition to any other fees charged for registration of vehicles in fleets under ORS 805.120 (Effect of fleet registration), the department may charge the following fees:

(a) A $2 service charge for each vehicle entered into a fleet.

(b) A $1 service charge for each vehicle in the fleet at the time of renewal.

(21) The registration fee for vehicles with special registration for disabled veterans under ORS 805.100 (Disabled veterans) is a fee of $15.

(22) Subject to subsection (19) of this section, the registration fee for motor vehicles registered as farm vehicles under ORS 805.300 (Farm vehicle registration) is as follows based upon the registration weight given in the declaration of weight submitted under ORS 803.435 (Declaration of weight for fee determination):

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Weight in Pounds Fee

8,000 or less $ 27

8,001 to 10,000 30

10,001 to 12,000 35

12,001 to 14,000 45

14,001 to 16,000 50

16,001 to 18,000 60

18,001 to 20,000 65

20,001 to 22,000 75

22,001 to 24,000 80

24,001 to 26,000 90

26,001 to 28,000 95

28,001 to 30,000 105

30,001 to 32,000 110

32,001 to 34,000 120

34,001 to 36,000 125

36,001 to 38,000 135

38,001 to 40,000 140

40,001 to 42,000 150

42,001 to 44,000 155

44,001 to 46,000 165

46,001 to 48,000 170

48,001 to 50,000 180

50,001 to 52,000 185

52,001 to 54,000 190

54,001 to 56,000 200

56,001 to 58,000 210

58,001 to 60,000 215

60,001 to 62,000 220

62,001 to 64,000 230

64,001 to 66,000 240

66,001 to 68,000 245

68,001 to 70,000 250

70,001 to 72,000 260

72,001 to 74,000 265

74,001 to 76,000 275

76,001 to 78,000 280

78,001 to 80,000 290

80,001 to 82,000 295

82,001 to 84,000 305

84,001 to 86,000 310

86,001 to 88,000 320

88,001 to 90,000 325

90,001 to 92,000 335

92,001 to 94,000 340

94,001 to 96,000 350

96,001 to 98,000 355

98,001 to 100,000 365

100,001 to 102,000 370

102,001 to 104,000 380

104,001 to 105,500 385

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(23) The registration fee for school vehicles registered under ORS 805.050 (School buses and school activity vehicles) is $7.50.

(24) The registration fee for a low-speed vehicle is $54.

(25) A rental or leasing company, as defined in ORS 221.275 (Definitions for ORS 221.275 to 221.290), that elects to initially register a vehicle for an annual or biennial registration period shall pay a fee of $1 in addition to the vehicle registration fee provided under this section.

(26) Racing activity vehicles registered under ORS 805.035 (Racing activity vehicles), $81. [1983 c.338 §226; 1985 c.16 §85; 1985 c.177 §2; 1985 c.189 §2; 1985 c.245 §2; 1985 c.253 §4; 1985 c.401 §6; 1985 c.547 §13; 1987 c.6 §2; 1987 c.25 §3; 1987 c.440 §3; 1987 c.750 §7; 1989 c.43 §23; 1989 c.723 §§8,8a; 1989 c.864 §7; 1989 c.865 §§7,7a,7b,7c,7d,7e,7f; 1989 c.992 §§11,11a,11b,11c; 1991 c.284 §17; 1991 c.497 §13; 1991 c.880 §10; 1993 c.174 §7; 1993 c.662 §3; 1993 c.751 §23a; 1995 c.447 §3; 2001 c.124 §3; 2001 c.293 §6; 2003 c.589 §7; 2003 c.618 §2; 2003 c.655 §112; 2005 c.280 §3; 2007 c.664 §1; 2007 c.693 §3d]

Chapter 803

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to fees imposed under this chapter, (1991) Vol 46, p 447

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 803—Vehicle Title and Registration, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors803.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 803, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­803ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
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