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    Duplicate Registrations, Plates, and Stickers in Oregon

    If your vehicle registration certificate, license plates, or registration stickers are lost, stolen, or damaged, you should apply for duplicates with the Oregon Department of Transportation (DOT) Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV).

    Driving without your license plates or registration stickers on your vehicle will increase your chances of being pulled over and receiving a citation. If you are pulled over and do not have your current registration card, you may also face traffic citations and fines.

    On this page you'll find an overview of how to request replacement vehicle registration documents and plates in Oregon.

    NOTE: If you suspect that your vehicle registration stickers or license plates were stolen, you should also file a police report with the appropriate law enforcement agency.

    Replacing a Lost Registration in Oregon

    In Oregon, you are required to carry proof of your current vehicle registration in your car at all times. If you've lost your registration card or need to replace it because of theft or damage, you can apply for a duplicate by doing the following:

    • Complete the proper application form. You can download and complete a pdf form of the Application for Registration, Renewal, Replacement, or Transfer of Plates and/or Stickers (Form 735-268) or an electronic form. On your application you'll need to indicate what type of document you need to replace and the reason for your request. You'll need to include:
      • Your name.
      • Your address.
      • Your vehicle's information.
    • Mail the application to the following address:
      • DMV Headquarters
        1905 Lana Ave NE
        Salem, OR 97314
    • Pay the $5 fee. The Oregon DMV only accepts checks or money order through mail. Most local DMV offices accept cash in person.

    NOTE: You can also take the application into your local Oregon DMV office. The office will give you a stamped receipt to keep in your vehicle as proof of registration until you receive your new card in the mail.

    Replacing OR License Plates and Stickers

    To replace your license plates, you can either complete the Application for Registration, Renewal, Replacement, or Transfer of Plates and/or Stickers (Form 735-268) by hand, or you can complete a online form. On your application you'll need to indicate what you need to replace and the reason for the replacement. You'll need to complete the application with information, such as:

    • Your name as it appears on your current registration.
    • Your address as it appears on your current registration.
    • Your vehicle's information.

    See the following for a breakdown of related fees:

    • Replacing plates and stickers more than 120 days before your registration's expiration date: $34 ($24 plate fee and $10 replacement fee).
    • Replacing plates during the normal renewal period (within 120 days of your registration's expiration date): $29 ($24 plate fee plus $5 replacement fee). Note that you will also have to pay an additional fee to renew your registration. See the Oregon DMV's list of registration fees.
    • Replacing year stickers only: $10.

    Send your application and fees to the following address:

    DMV Vehicle Mail
    1905 Lana Ave NE
    Salem, OR 97314

    The DMV accepts only checks or money orders by mail. Make them payable to "Oregon DMV."

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