Find out everything you need to know about the history of a vehicle by running an Oregon vehicle title search. Most people do not realize that detailed information about a vehicle’s previous owners and repair history is readily available to the public. With the guidance laid out in this article, you can make sure that any used car you intend to buy is safe to drive and can be legally registered for use on public roads. It is absolutely essential to conduct a vehicle title check before handing over any money for a used car, as failing to do your homework could leave you out of pocket and with a vehicle you cannot drive.
Conducting a vehicle title search in Oregon is a relatively fast and straight forward process, that does not involve visiting your local DMV office. In fact, you can gain access to a comprehensive vehicle history report in just a few minutes, via any smart phone, computer or tablet. All you will need is a credit card and some basic information from the person selling the car.
When you have identified a used vehicle which you would like to purchase, ask the seller for the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). This 17-digit code is unique to that vehicle and will have been assigned at the point of manufacture. Throughout the vehicle’s life, any sales, modifications or serious damage sustained are recorded in the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) and linked to its unique VIN. This code is the only thing you will need in order to access the vehicle’s history.
Any person with access to the internet can run a vehicle title search, without visiting the Oregon DMV. However, if you choose to go ahead and purchase a used vehicle, the person selling the car will have to sign the vehicle’s title documents and send them to the DMV office. Keep in mind that DMV visits are currently by appointment only due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
It does not matter which online search facility you use to access the vehicle’s history, as they all link directly to the NMVTIS database. You may be required to pay a small fee, so it is worth shopping around. Having chosen your access point, all that is left to do is enter the 17-digit VIN. Make sure that the make, model and production year in the search results matches your target vehicle. Any information which does not match up could indicate you have been given a fake VIN.
If the basic information about your chosen vehicle appears to match up, your next task is to check who the registered owner is. You need to make sure that the person you have been dealing with has the legal right to sell the vehicle. Beyond this, check the title results for negative ‘brands’ which could affect the drivability or legality of the car. For example, ‘salvage’, ‘flood damaged’ or ‘junk’ are all big red flags. Though, keep in mind that salvage vehicles can be legally resold, providing they also have a ‘rebuilt’ brand listed on the title.
Please be aware that the information obtained using SearchQuarry.com searches may not always be accurate and up to date as we do not create, verify, or guarantee the accuracy or the amount of information provided through our service. Data availability is largely dependent on various public sources from which the information is aggregated. SearchQuarry.com is not a consumer reporting agency as defined by Fair Credit Reporting Act and should not be used to determine an individual’s eligibility for personal credit or employment, or to assess risk associated with any business transactions such as tenant screening. By using the services offered through this website you agree to comply with all of the conditions set forth in our terms and privacy disclosure. The information obtained from our searches is not to be used for any unlawful purposes such as stalking or harassing others, or investigating public officials or celebrities. Violators may be subject to civil and criminal litigation and penalties. All searches are subject to our terms and applicable laws.
Responses to “Oregon Vehicle Title Search”
Gilbert, you may want to contact the dealership where you purchased this vehicle to obtain this documentation you need to transfer the Oregon car title into your name
my vehicle purchased from oregon dealership was not titled in oregon. im trying to register the vehicle in california and need a statement on a letterhead from oregon that it was not titled in oregon.
Norm, is this camper a motorhome? We only have Oregon vehicle related information on motorized vehicles with 17 digits in their VIN. If this is a trailer then you will need to contact the Oregon DMV directly for more information
I’m looking at a camper that has no identification except Oregon DMV Assigned Identification Number OR 42696. Who is the manufacturer? Year and Model?
Last Updated: 2021-02-09