2017 ORS 822.217¹
Proportional registration for tow vehicles
  • rules

(1) Any person who qualifies under ORS 822.205 (Certificate) for a towing business certificate may choose to register qualified vehicles under the proportional registration provisions of ORS 826.009 (Proportional registration of commercial vehicles) or 826.011 (Proportional fleet registration). Except as otherwise provided in this section, tow vehicles registered under ORS 826.009 (Proportional registration of commercial vehicles) or 826.011 (Proportional fleet registration) are subject to the same requirements, conditions and privileges as other vehicles registered under those sections. Tow vehicle proportional registration is subject to the following:

(a) In addition to any application for registration required by ORS 826.009 (Proportional registration of commercial vehicles) or 826.011 (Proportional fleet registration), the applicant must certify in a manner determined by the Department of Transportation by rule that the applicant meets the qualifications specified in ORS 822.205 (Certificate).

(b) The applicant must hold a towing business certificate issued under ORS 822.205 (Certificate).

(c) In addition to any application for renewal of registration required by ORS 826.009 (Proportional registration of commercial vehicles) or 826.011 (Proportional fleet registration), in order to renew proportional registration for a tow vehicle, the applicant shall certify to the department that the applicant meets the qualifications specified in ORS 822.205 (Certificate).

(d) The department shall issue appropriate identification devices for proportionally registered tow vehicles. The design for such devices shall be as determined by the department by rule and the fees for such devices are as provided in ORS 803.577 (Fee for identification device for proportionally registered vehicle).

(e) An identification device for proportionally registered tow vehicles is subject to cancellation as provided in ORS 822.218 (Cancellation of identification device for proportionally registered tow vehicle).

(2) A vehicle that has been issued tow vehicle proportional registration may be used only for the purposes described in ORS 822.210 (Privileges granted by certificate). Violation of this subsection is punishable as provided in ORS 822.200 (Operating illegal towing business) for operating an illegal towing business. [1991 c.284 §28]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 822—Regulation of Vehicle Related Businesses, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors822.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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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