Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to turn in my damaged car title?
You do not need to turn in your damaged car title. You should hold onto it until your car title replacement arrives in the mail. On your Application for Replacement Title, you must certify what happened to your title and why you are applying for a replacement. You can only order a car title replacement if your title is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. You may not apply for a replacement title if you believe you know who is in possession of the original title.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

How do I file a police report if my car title was stolen?
To report a stolen car title, you are encouraged to file a police report at the nearest police station. If your car title information is found to be stolen, then you may be protected from unlawful use of your vehicle and personal information. The Oregon DMV can only issue a replacement car title if the original one is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

How do I obtain a duplicate car title?
If your car title has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, you may obtain a car title replacement from your Oregon DMV. You may do so with or without applying for a car registration. To apply for a duplicate car title without registering simply:

  • Fill out an Application for Replacement Title
  • Pay the duplicate title fee of $77
  • Submit materials online or by mail to the DMV office at:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

How do I obtain a salvaged car title?
To obtain a salvaged car title,

  • Fill out an Application for Salvage Title
  • Obtain the current title
  • Provide back of title, or original Bill of Sale, or Lien Release.
  • Provide odometer reading.
  • Include the Salvage title fee, which is currently $27.

Then, mail all information to:

Oregon DMV

Salvage Titles

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

How do I transfer my car title between states?
To apply for a car title transfer from another state to Oregon, you must:

  • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration.
  • Pass an emissions test if you are required to do so.
  • Provide the odometer reading.
  • Provide back of title, or original Bill of Sale or Lien Release.
  • Select license plates.
  • Pay all related title, registration, and plate fees.

Submit all documentation to the DMV in person or by mail at:

Oregon DMV

Salvage Titles

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

How do I transfer my car title if I lost the original?
If the original title of a vehicle is lost, you may be able to order a replacement and transfer it in the same transaction at the Oregon DMV. This is possible if the vehicle is not required to have an odometer reading and if one registered owner will remain on the title. If that is not the case, then you may replace and transfer car titles by doing the following:

  • Fill out an Application for a Replacement Title
  • Provide Bill of Sale or Lien Release
  • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration

You must then configure the applicable fees and submit your application to the Oregon DMV in person or by mail.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

How do I transfer my car title?
If you have sold a used vehicle in Oregon, you must make a transfer of title. Sign the back of the pink slip, include the price and the odometer price, then fill out an Application for Title and Registration. As a courtesy, inform the buyer if the vehicle must pass vehicle emissions testing.

The seller must then pay any car title, car registration, and license plate fees associated with a car title transfer.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

How do I transfer the title of my RV?
To transfer the title of an RV, you must follow the process outlined below:

  • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration
  • Make sure that you follow the title and registration requirements depending on if it is a new, used or registered out-of-state RV.
  • Pay the $77 title fee

There are extra fee per foot applied to the registration fees for RVs longer than ten feet.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

How long does it take to receive my replacement car title after ordering online?
Currently, the Oregon DMV allows you to apply for a car title replacement at your local DMV office or by mail. You cannot order a replacement title online. Once the DMV receives your Application for Replacement Title along with the appropriate fee, you will receive your replacement title in the mail in three to five weeks. You may send your application materials to:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

If a family member dies and leaves his or her car to me, how do I switch over the title?
If you are inheriting a vehicle in Oregon, provide proof of the inheritance as well as supporting information on the vehicle. To apply for a car title transfer, you must:

  • Provide the court-issued document naming you as the inheritor.
  • Provide the Oregon title.
  • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration.
  • Provide supporting documents needed to transfer a title.
  • Pay all applicable car title and car registration fees.

You can submit your application by mail or in person at your local DMV office.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

What are some reasons that may require me to transfer my car title?
Some of the reasons that you may have to apply for a car title transfer to Oregon include:

  • Purchasing or selling a used vehicle.
  • Moving an out of state vehicle into Oregon.
  • If you have inherited a vehicle from a deceased person
  • Purchase of a salvage vehicle

Along with title transfer fees, you may also have to pay vehicle registration fees on your car.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

What are the required fees to get a replacement car title?
The Oregon DMV charges the same fee for a replacement title as for an original title. Currently it costs $77 to order a duplicate car title. A replacement for a salvage title is $27. You may only apply for a replacement title if your original title has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed. If you are registering your car at the same time you are replacing car title, then you will also need to include registration and if applicable, plate fees into your cost configuration.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

What documents do I need to present for a replacement car title?
To replace car title certification, you must submit a signed Application for Replacement Title to the DMV or take them to your local office with your payment. If you need to register your vehicle and apply for a replacement title at the same time, then you must also submit an Application for Title and Registration. When registering your car, you must also pay a registration fee. If applicable, your car must pass vehicle emissions tests to be registered. Currently only the Portland and Medford metropolitan areas participate in vehicle emissions requirements.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

What documents do I need to transfer my car title?
To perform a car title transfer, you will need to submit the following documents to the Oregon DMV:

  • Application for Title and Registration
  • Proof of the previous owners having released their ownership of the vehicle in the form of one of the following:
    • Back of title
    • Original Bill of Sale
    • Original Lien Release
  • All applicable title and registration fees

You can submit these document in person or by mail to the DMV at:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

What forms must I fill out for a duplicate car title?
To apply for a duplicate car title in Oregon, you must fill out the Application for Replacement Title and submit it to the DMV. Currently it costs $77 to replace a car title. You may apply in person or by mail for a replacement car title. On your application you must certify the reason you are applying for a replacement title. If you also plan to register your car, then you need to fill out Application for Title and Registration. Include the registration and plate fees as they apply to you. You also may need to pass a vehicle emissions test if you live in the Portland or Medford metropolitan areas.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

What if the original is located after my car title replacement has been issued?
If you locate your original car title after your car title replacement has been issued, then you will want to hold on to your original title until the duplicate arrives. Your duplicate title will be mailed to your mailing address. It will take from three to five weeks to arrive once your paperwork has been received. If you believe you know who is in possession of your original car title, you may not apply for a replacement. The DMV only issues replacement car titles if your original was lost, stolen, damaged, or destroyed.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

What is the process to get a title for a scooter or motorcycle?
To get a title for a moped, you must follow the following requirements:

  • Fill out an Application for Title and Registration
  • Get a Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) if your vehicle requires it
  • Obtain a proof of compliance if your moped was imported or is brand new
  • Calculate all applicable fees

The current vehicle title fee in Oregon is $77.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

When should I complete a Bill of Sale?
Oregon law requires that you transfer all rights to a vehicle upon its sale. You will need to complete a Bill of Sale form if you are doing any of the following:

  • Transferring the title of a vehicle from one owner to the next
  • Transferring the title of a vehicle from another state to Oregon
  • Transferring a lost title

You must provide a description of the vehicle along with its VIN number and the signatures of both the buyer and seller on the Bill of Sale form.

For more information: Title Transfers or obtaining a New Certificate of Title in Oregon

Where can I mail my request for a replacement title?
To apply for a car title replacement, you must fill out an Application for Replacement Title. Along with that, you must include the replacement fee of $77. You may pay using a check or money order. Fees are subject to change without notice. The Oregon DMV does not accept credit or debit card transactions. Send your complete, signed application and your check or money order to:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

You should receive your duplicate title by mail within three to five weeks.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon

Will I need to present proof of insurance to get a car title replacement?
To apply for a replacement car title in the state of Oregon DMV, you can appear in person at your local DMV office or mail the necessary information to the DMV headquarters at:

Oregon DMV

1905 Lana Ave NE

Salem, OR 97314

The documents necessary to get a replacement car title include Application for Replacement Title and a drivers license. Your car insurance information is not required to replace car title documents.

For more information: How to Replace a Lost Vehicle Title in Oregon