ORS 803.435¹
Declaration of weight for fee determination
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A declaration of weight required for purposes of complying with ORS 803.440 (Failure to submit declaration of weight) and for purposes of determining vehicle registration fees under ORS 803.420 (Registration fees) shall contain the following:

(1) For vehicles required to establish a registration weight under ORS 803.430 (Certain vehicles required to establish registration weight for fee determination), the declaration shall contain the registration weight.

(2) For buses, the declaration shall contain the unloaded weight of the vehicle plus the unloaded weight of any bus trailer to be used in combination with the vehicle. The declaration shall also indicate the number of persons, including the driver, to be carried in the vehicle, plus the number of persons to be carried on any bus trailer to be used in combination with the vehicle. For purposes of determining the fee for registration of the vehicle under ORS 803.420 (Registration fees), the Department of Transportation shall determine the weight of the vehicle by adding the unloaded weight of the vehicle, plus the unloaded weight of any bus trailer to be used in combination with the vehicle, to a weight determined by multiplying the maximum seating capacity of the vehicle plus the maximum seating capacity of any bus trailer to be used in combination with the vehicle, including the driver’s seat but excluding emergency seats, times 170 pounds, if the vehicle has a separate compartment for transporting baggage or express, or 150 pounds, if the vehicle has no separate compartment for transporting baggage or express. If the vehicle has a seating capacity that is not arranged for separate or individual seating, 18 lineal inches shall be deemed the equivalent of a passenger seat.

(3) For fixed load vehicles, the declaration shall contain the weight of the vehicle including the cab, chassis, frame and all appurtenances necessary for making the vehicle self-propelled including front bumpers, fenders, windshield, tire carrier and spare wheel, and including the fixed or permanent load of the vehicle but excluding the spare tire.

(4) For all vehicles not otherwise provided for by this section and for which a declaration is prepared or required, the declaration shall contain the registration weight of the vehicle. [1983 c.338 §231; 1985 c.16 §88; 1985 c.189 §3; 1989 c.723 §10; 1989 c.992 §12c; 1993 c.18 §168; 1993 c.751 §25]

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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