2015 ORS 802.010¹
Duties of Department of Transportation regarding motor vehicles and drivers

(1) The Department of Transportation shall perform all of the duties, functions and powers with respect to the following:

(a) The administration of the laws relating to the motor vehicle fuel license tax, aircraft fuel license tax and use fuel license tax including ORS chapter 319.

(b) The administration of the laws relating to motor vehicle registration and titling and the issuance of certificates to vehicle dealers and dismantlers including but not limited to the administration of the vehicle code.

(c) The administration of the laws relating to driving privileges granted under licenses and permits and under the vehicle code.

(d) The administration of the laws relating to operation of vehicles on highways and of vehicle size, weight and use limits under the vehicle code.

(e) The administration of ORS 820.130 (School bus registration) and 820.140 (Revocation of registration).

(f) The administration of the provisions relating to proof of financial responsibility and future responsibility filings.

(2) The Director of Transportation shall act as a reciprocity officer for the purposes of ORS 802.500 (Authority for reciprocal registration agreements) and 802.520 (Authority to grant registration privileges or exemptions to vehicles registered in other jurisdictions).

(3) The director shall have the authority to execute or make such arrangements, agreements or declarations to carry out the provisions of ORS 802.500 (Authority for reciprocal registration agreements) and 802.520 (Authority to grant registration privileges or exemptions to vehicles registered in other jurisdictions). The director shall receive no additional compensation for service performed under this subsection but shall be allowed actual and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of the duties to be paid from the account of the department. [1983 c.338 §114; 1985 c.16 §30; 1985 c.668 §1; 1991 c.407 §20; 1993 c.741 §71; 1995 c.733 §82; 2001 c.104 §297; 2005 c.654 §37]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

Authority of Motor Vehicles Division to adopt motor vehicle inspec­tion program, (1974) Vol 36, p 1107


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 802—Administrative Provisions, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors802.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 802, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano802.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.