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.

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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Can I lookp someone's Oregon license plate number?

You can lookup someone's Oregon license plate number if you have a valid reason according the the Oregon DMV. You can also lookup Oregon license plate information through certain websites if you agree to the terms and conditions of the Oregon DPPA.

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  1. I have a late 60’s vehicle, and I have a set of plates for the time period between 1965- 1973 (blue field with gold letters) I do not know what car/truck they were originally assigned. Is it possible to get these plates assigned to my vehicle?

  2. Oregon license plate number? It was a light blue sports car in the parking lot of the Clackamas Mall about 2:15 pm on Sat. Aug. 21st 2021. It revved its engine right near me and bothered me very much. I would like to file an insurance claim.

    1. Josh, unfortunately in the state of Oregon this is not a valid reason to perform an Oregon license plate search though our resources. You might consider reporting this incident to the police if there was any damage cause by this other vehicle

  3. I found a motor cycle license plate in the desert around summer lake still attached to the fender. The license number is m/8 03871 oregon. The tag number is L 301431 exp. is 2-23 Maybe you can find the person so his or her plate can be returned to the owner. Should I return it to dmv office? I live in Roseburg. Thankyou….

  4. What do the letters SP on a license plate mean in Oregon?These letters appear first on the left side and are vertically arranged.
    S is above P.

    1. What do the letters SP mean on an Oregon license plate

      Special interest Oregon license plates with the letters “SP” pertain to vehicle’s that are used for specific purposes such as parades, club activities, exhibitions but not for the primary use of a personal vehicle

  5. I want a personalized licence plate Oregon the Oregon trail one with the name chester on it in capitals how do I go about ordering this

    1. Lynette, you will want to contact the Oregon DOT directly about what options are available for a personalized Oregon license plate. You can visit an Oregon DOT office, contact them online or call them directly @ 503-945-5000

      How to order a personalized Oregon license plate

      Visit the Oregon Department of Transportation website and fill out the Oregon personalized license plate form. Provide your current vehicle license plate and VIN information as well as your driver’s license number. Pay the nominal fee and mail in your application. Your request will be reviewed and processed within a few weeks and your new personalized license plate will be mailed to you at the address listed on your vehicle registration.

  6. This vehicle was apparently reported stolen, the police through our neighbors came to investigate and notified the owner the vehicle had been located and closed the stolen vehicle report. I called police tonight as I happened upon the vehicle and two parties were stripping it of tires and ….. it is now tire less and a nuisance. When I notified police again the 911 operator said the owner lived nearby and it was their problem now. I got to wondering why someone would report a vehicle stolen and then not pick it up when found. Perhaps they are in the process of trying to defraud their insurance, as one thought. Perhaps they notified folks it was available for stripping to further their case. Not sure but none of it makes sense and we are not a neighborhood where vehicles are typically stripped. The insurance company would probably be interested in the details if they are in the position of paying a loss. The neighborhood is now stuck with a nuisance and it will cost one of us or the city to tow the now disabled vehicle.

    1. Sonja, we appreciate you reaching out about our Oregon license plate lookup blog. It’s uncertain how we can assist you with this matter. Was there a specific question you had for us?

  7. I have a car that is parked on my property, and I am trying to ascertain the owner. I have a pretty solid guess as to who it belongs to, but I want to check before having it towed (this person has been down on their luck and I don’t want to add to their stress, if possible). I know I can go through the DMV but I don’t think they would approve my request, and it costs money. Any help would be amazing. Thank you for any info or advice.

    1. Unfortunately we cannot assist you with a license plate search based on the reasons you’ve provided. In order to use our license plate or vehicle record resources you must read and agree to the terms and conditions of use. That being said, you can contact the police and inquire about having this vehicle removed, another option is to leave a note to the owner letting them know your intentions.

  8. My 1985 Blazer plate number 895KEV was stolen and towed and impounded. My Oregon State taxes were seized to pay impound and storage. The auto was stolen. How do I get my taxes returned to me?

    1. In this scenario your best option would be to contact the state of Oregon or hire a lawyer to sort things out with your Oregon Blazer with the license plate number you mentioned. We are a public record website and do not have an affiliation with the state of Oregon

  9. I have a camp trailer with Crater Lake license plates in oregon the numbers are 01040 please help with year make and modle

    1. Our Oregon license plate lookup resources are for cars, trucks and motorcycles only. Unfortunately we don’t have license plate resources for trailers and campers. You will want to contact the Oregon Department of Transportation for more information about the Oregon trailer registration including year, make and model.

  10. 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.


      Best Regards,

      The Search Quarry Team

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Last Updated: November 17, 2020

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