Everything You Need to Know About Car Registration Renewal in Oregon
Owning a car can be a complicated business. You have to comply with many requirements--learning to drive, getting an auto loan, getting a car insurance policy, titling your car, registering your car, making sure the emissions of your car are not too high, etc. However, it is at least possible to simplify your Oregon car registration renewal, and this should make your life a little easier.
If you go to the Oregon DMV's vehicle registration page, you're automatically presented with many choices which you need to wade through, and this can make the car registration process confusing. Fortunately, you also have the option of using DoNotPay's Renew Car Registration product which simplifies the process greatly. All you'll have to do is answer a few questions, verify your identity and pay the registration fee, thus making this the ideal solution to your car registration woes!
Renewing Your Car Registration in Oregon
Here's what you need to know to renew your car registration in Oregon:
Title vs. Registration
You need an Oregon title in your name if you want to register a vehicle. A title ensures that the car belongs to you while a registration ensures that your car is in the government catalogue and is roadworthy. This means that the emissions should not be too high and you should have automobile insurance.
You can renew online on the Oregon DMV website, by mail, or in person at DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality). The in-person option is only needed if your car's emissions need to be tested.
Cars that were manufactured in the last four years don't need DEQ testing because all the cars produced during this time have emissions that are within the limit. It's only if your car is older than you'll need to go in person and have the emissions tested.
To renew by mail, fill out the application or your renewal reminder. You'll need to know the following:
- Your car's vehicle identification number or VIN. This should be on your old registration card or your dashboard
- The present license plate number
- The name of the owner/co-owner/lessee of the vehicle
- The address of the owner
- The insurance policy number
If you're renewing online, the same information will have to be entered on the online application.
Applying by Mail, Online, or at the DEQ
Here's what you need to know to apply by mail, online, or at the DEQ:
- Mail: To renew your registration by mail, you'll need to send the completed application, pass the DEQ emission test if necessary, write a check or get a money order for the fee that you owe, and mail the information into DMV services.
- Online: To renew online, you fill out the above information online and pay using a credit card.
- DEQ: If you want to register at the DEQ itself, you'll need to bring your renewal reminder which is mailed out to you before the previous registration runs out. Plus, of course, your car has to pass the DEQ test.
What Is the Fee to Renew Your Registration?
To renew your registration, you'll need to calculate your registration fee.
- If your vehicle is from 1999 or older, the registration fee is $122.
- If your vehicle is from 2000 or newer, with a combined rating of 0-19 MPG (miles per gallon) the fee is $122.
- If your vehicle is from 2000 or newer with a combined rating of 20-39 MPG, the registration fee is $132.
- If your vehicle is from 2000 or newer and has a combined rating of 40 MPG or higher, the registration fee is $152.
- For all-electric vehicles, the registration fee is $306.
- If your vehicle needs new plates, you'll have to pay an additional $24.50.
- If you/the vehicle stays in Multnomah County, you'll have to pay an additional $112.
- If you/the vehicle stays in Washington or Clackamas County, you'll have to pay an additional $60.
- To move Oregon license plates to another vehicle, you need to pay $6.
As you can see, the above instructions can be a bit confusing. The Oregon DMV also has an online system through which you can enter information about your car and figure out the fees that you owe.
How Often Do You Need to Renew Your Registration?
Keep in mind that your car registration has to be renewed every two years. If your registration has expired, you can still get it renewed without having to pay a late fee.
New vehicles are given a four-year registration. So if you just bought a vehicle, you may not need to register it again for four years. The DMV will send you a renewal notice to the same address which you had at the time of the first registration when it's time to renew.
Renew Your Oregon Car Registration With DoNotPay
As you may have gathered, the process of renewing your car registration in Oregon is somewhat complex. There are many ways to do it, but each method asks you to do something a bit different. Plus, keep in mind that your renewal reminder can go to a previous address (or not go out at all, if the DMV is backed up).
If you want to renew your car registration but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 5 easy steps:
- Go to the Renew Car Registrations product on DoNotPay.
- Answer a few questions about your current vehicle, including the license plate number, vehicle identification number, make and model, etc.
- Verify your identity with a state driver's license and registration documents.
- Decide how long you want to extend the renewal for (if your state offers multiple options)
- Pay the registration fee (or let us automatically calculate it if you aren't sure).
DoNotPay can help you get your car registration renewed across all 50 states below:
Other Problems That Can Be Solved With DoNotPay
Once you've used DoNotPay once to renew your car registration, you might be wondering what else DoNotPay can help you with. Many everyday issues can be easily solved by DoNotPay products.
- You can appeal parking tickets in any city.
- You can dispute seatbelt tickets.
- You can notarize any document.
- You can schedule appointments with the DMV.
- You can create legal documents on your own.
DoNotPay has many products such as the above which will make your life easier. If you are struggling with something, no matter what it is, you can always check to see if DoNotPay has a product that can help you out. Simplify your life and lead a hassle-free existence with DoNotPay.