Oregon Title issues-recent changes?

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Oregon Title issues-recent changes?

Post by Bill, Idaho » Tue Jun 27, 2017 3:50 pm

I was just informed by a large MV dealer (he is in Idaho but sells a lot of MV's to Oregon residents) that a recent Oregon resident bought an M936 (a wrecker I think) and was told AFTER he got plates for it, he would have to return his registration (and plates) as Oregon would now NOT honor that particular vehicle being able to be titles/registered in that state. Oregon did mention he could buy some type of "classic" plate, however I have no further details about that.
Anyone else heard of this?

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Re: Oregon Title issues-recent changes?

Post by undysworld » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:04 am


All I've heard of this in Oregon is from what was posted (I assume by you) on the Steel Soldier forum. But over the past couple years I have heard from guys in Michigan and Illinois having problems trying to register HMMWVs that were released with SF-97s marked Off Road Only. (We don't have that issue in Wisconsin since Humvees are specifically listed in statute as eligible for registration.)

Here's my take:
IF Oregon is offering to title and register a vehicle for on-road operation IN ANY MANNER, then I highly doubt that the truck has an SF-97 (or title) marked Off Road Only.
Oregon's DOT/DMV (or SOS or whatever) is a state regulatory agency, and as such they administer state laws, so I'd look to Oregon statute (or code, etc.) for their authority to do what they do. (Of course, they can do anything they want so long as they are not successfully challenged, so somebody may need to challenge this).
Anybody actually involved in this situation should ask for clarification, in writing, of what law they are citing as justification for the action/s. Without this, we're kinda shootin' in the dark.
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Re: Oregon Title issues-recent changes?

Post by The Fireman » Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:48 am

To all,

One of my neighbor's left a copy of Old Cars Weekly vol. 46, no. 21 July 6, 2017 issue in my street mailbox. The following is quoted from page 10/11 of this issue.
"An Oregon bill to provide special-interest designation to military vehicles has been signed into law.
Legislation (S.B. 645) to allow a military vehicle to be registered as a "vehicle of special interest" has been signed into law by Gov. Kate Brown. Included in the definition would be a "high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle originally manufactured for the military use." Owners may apply for the special interest vehicle registration for a one time fee of $81 and a single plate one time fee of $12. Special interest vehicles may only be used for exhibitions, parades, club activities and similar uses."

That is all I have on this and it is from the article mentioned above. If you need or want further information, you will have to find out elsewhere.

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