ORS 803.010¹
Proof of ownership

A certificate of title is prima facie evidence of the ownership of a vehicle or of an interest therein. In all actions, suits or criminal proceedings, when the title to or right of possession of any vehicle is involved, proof of the ownership or right to possession shall be made by means of:

(1) The original certificate of title issued by the Department of Transportation;

(2) A salvage title certificate issued by the department; or

(3) The department records as provided under ORS 802.240 (Driver and vehicle records as evidence). [1983 c.338 §174; 1991 c.873 §29]

Notes of Decisions

“Proof” of ownership or right of pos­ses­sion refers to prima facie proof and does not exclude es­tab­lishing proof by other than listed means. State v. Tarpley, 157 Or App 693, 972 P2d 1201 (1998), Sup Ct review denied

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/­ors/­ors803.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 803, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano803.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
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