ORS 819.185¹
Procedure for vehicles that have no identification markings

If there is no vehicle identification number on a vehicle and there are no registration plates and no other markings through which the Department of Transportation could identify the owner of the vehicle, then an authority otherwise required to provide notice under ORS 819.170 (Notice prior to taking vehicle into custody and towing) or 819.180 (Notice after taking into custody and towing) is not required to provide such notice and the vehicle may be towed and disposed of as though notice and an opportunity for a hearing had been given. [1995 c.758 §22; 2009 c.371 §13]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute

Due process require­ments of pro­ce­dures for removal by State Police of abandoned and illegally parked vehicles from right of way of state or interstate highway or from state prop­erty, (1981) Vol 41, p 474

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 819—Value and Stolen Vehicles; Vehicle Identification Numbers; Vehicle Appraisers, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors819.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 819, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano819.­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