ORS 803.590¹
Disposition of plates and refund of fees when certain vehicles are destroyed or withdrawn from service

(1) The owner of a vehicle described in this subsection shall be permitted to transfer the registration plates from the vehicle to a like vehicle to be similarly used if the vehicle is destroyed or permanently withdrawn from service within this state and if the registration fee for the vehicle was more than $10. To make a transfer of registration under this section, the owner of the vehicle shall pay the Department of Transportation a registration transfer fee established under ORS 803.575 (Fees for cards, plates and stickers), file a statement indicating the withdrawal or destruction with the department and surrender any registration card issued for the vehicle. If the weight in the declaration of weight of the vehicle receiving the transferred registration exceeds that of the vehicle destroyed or withdrawn, the owner must pay registration fees on the increased weight. This subsection applies to the following vehicles:

(a) Motor trucks with a registration weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

(b) Truck tractors with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds.

(c) Commercial buses.

(2) If a vehicle described under this subsection is destroyed accidentally so as to be incapable of further operation, the person in whose name the vehicle is registered is entitled to a refund of that portion of the fee applicable to the then unexpired portion of the registration period. Any registration card and registration plates issued for the vehicle must be surrendered to the department for cancellation when application for refund is made under this section. Claims for refunds under this section shall be filed and paid as provided for refunds under ORS 802.110 (Procedures for financial administration). To qualify for a refund under this section, a registration fee in excess of $10 must have been paid for the vehicle, the vehicle must have been registered in this state and the vehicle must be one of the following:

(a) A motor truck with a registration weight of more than 10,000 pounds.

(b) A truck tractor with a registration weight of more than 8,000 pounds.

(c) A travel trailer or camper. [1983 c.338 §219; 1985 c.253 §2; 1987 c.750 §9; 1989 c.43 §29; 1989 c.103 §1; 1989 c.723 §12; 1993 c.751 §96; 2003 c.655 §116; 2005 c.770 §4]

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).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information