2017 ORS 830.810¹
Certificate of title
  • exceptions
  • rules
  • application fees
  • penalty fee

This section is amended
Effective January 1, 2020
Relating to fees assessed by the State Marine Board; creating new provisions; and amending ORS 830.084, 830.575, 830.790 and 830.810.

(1) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, a person may not operate a boat for which an identifying number is required under ORS 830.705 (Applicability of numbering, title and license requirements), 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner), 830.770 (Certificate of number required on boat), 830.780 (Identifying number on forward half of boat) to 830.805 (Application by owner having number awarded by federal government or another state) and 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) to 830.870 (Duplicate certificate of title), unless the owner has secured from the State Marine Board a certificate of title for the boat. This subsection does not apply to operation of:

(a) Amphibious vehicles that have a valid title issued by the Department of Transportation.

(b) A boat for which an identifying number issued under ORS 830.830 (Dealer or boat manufacturer number) is required.

(2) A certificate of title is prima facie evidence of the ownership of a boat or a security interest therein. A certificate of title is good for the life of the boat so long as the certificate is owned or held by the legal holder of the certificate.

(3) The board may assess the following application fees:

(a) Original title or title transfer, $50.

(b) Duplicate title, $25.

(c) Duplicate certificate of number or registration, $15.

(d) Duplicate validation stickers, $15.

(4) The board shall establish, by rule, penalty fees for late application for certificates required by this section or ORS 830.710 (Report of transfer, abandonment or destruction of boat, boathouse or floating home or change of address of owner). A penalty fee may not exceed $50.

(5) Rules adopted pursuant to this section shall be in accordance with the provisions of ORS chapter 183. [Formerly 488.762; 2003 c.455 §2; 2015 c.627 §2]

Chapter 830

See also annota­tions under ORS chapter 488 in permanent edi­tion.

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Public right to use artificial lake created for recrea­tion on a nonnavigable stream on privately owned land, (1972) Vol 35, p 1202

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 830—Small Watercraft, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 830, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano830.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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.