Oregon License Plate Lookup

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Oregon License Plate Lookup Options

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles is a sub-branch of the Oregon Department of Transportation. It serves various functions related to legal and official matters concerning motor vehicles. To begin an Oregon License Plate Lookup fill out the form above.

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Oregon License Plate Lookup Information

The Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles manages the titling, registration, ownership, and safety of motor vehicles. It is also concerned with maintaining a record of all vehicle license plates. This includes not only keeping tabs on historical license plates or formulating a license plates manual, it also entails updating the public of any changes to the Oregon license plating system.

Oregon License Plate Types

Different kinds of license plates are available with the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles. Ranging from general passenger vehicle license plates to custom (personalized) plates, you will have many options to choose from. Special license plates for particular drivers and driving purposes are also available which include Amateur Radio Operator, Antique, and Disabled Veteran, to name a few. License plates with a special background are also on the list. Custom plates include;

  • Custom Tree License Plate
  • Custom Salmon Plate
  • Custom Crater Lake License Plate
  • Custom Cultural Plate
  • Custom Wine Country Plate
  • Custom Trail Blazers Plate
  • Custom Motorcycle/Moped License Plate
  • Custom Motor Home/Camper/Travel
  • Trailer Plate

Oregon License Plate Information Privacy

The department does not reveal certain personal information of any license plate holder or vehicle owner. Only qualifying entities are allowed to access any private information upon request. These entities are mostly agencies or businesses including attorneys, insurance companies, or law enforcement agencies. Apart from these, the general public is not informed about the name, address, or phone number of the license plate holder. Their driver license, identification, or permit number is also not revealed. This respect for privacy is due to the Oregon Record Privacy Law followed by the department.

Oregon License Plate Inquiry Account

Due to subjection of Oregon’s Record Privacy Law, only a few entities have access to information regarding license plates and vehicle registration. However, there is formal process to be granted this access. This requires them to have a DMV Record Inquiry Account. This account is established by filing an application which would ascertain whether one is qualified to receive personal information or not. A $70 non-refundable charge is also applicable. After payment of this amount, the application would need to be submitted at Oregon DMV along with a proper and complete set of required documents.

Oregon License Plate Lookup

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2 responses to “Oregon License Plate Lookup

  1. Hi,i recently bought a 1978 red f250 pick up truck here in England. With the vehicle I have much history and can track it back to Portland, Oregon I believe. The licence plate was yellow. Its number was:- HS 997. I am attempting to put the trucks history together upto the point it came over here 3 or 4 years ago. I am doing this for my own interest,i am more than happy to meet any cost. If this is something you can’t help with perhaps you could point me in the correct direction. I would love to track previous owners for photographs, any paper work e.t.c..Many thanks M. Pyke

    1. Hello Michael,

      I looked up the Oregon license plate number in our database and couldn’t find any information about your vehicle history. We can only run complete Oregon license plate numbers so if it’s incomplete our resources won’t be able to track down the information you’ve requested. If you have a VIN number we can also lookup the vehicle history with a VIN search. That being said you can check with the Oregon DMV and see if they can assist you further. I have included a link to their website below.

      https://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/Pages/vehicle/plates.aspx
      https://www.searchquarry.com/vin-decoder/

      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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