ORS 801.375¹

“Owner.” “Owner” when referring to the owner of a vehicle means:

(1) The person in whose name title to a vehicle is issued, and who is entitled to possession and use of the vehicle.

(2) If the title and right to possession and use for a vehicle are in different persons:

(a) The person, other than a security interest holder, who is entitled to the possession and use of the vehicle under a security agreement.

(b) The lessor or lessee of a vehicle, as designated by the lessor on the application for title, if the lessee is entitled to possession and use of the vehicle under a lease agreement. [1983 c.338 §67; 1991 c.551 §1; 1993 c.233 §7]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 801—General Provisions and Definitions for Oregon Vehicle Code, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors801.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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