New funds are part of a major investment in transportation
New Oregon vehicle registration, title and trip permit fees took effect Jan. 1, 2018, providing funding for a major investment in the state’s transportation system.
Oregon residents with vehicle tags expiring on or after Jan. 1 are already seeing new registration fees in their renewal reminders. The fee for a two-year passenger vehicle registration renewal – DMV’s most common vehicle transaction – increased from $86 to $112.
To find specific fees, visit www.OregonDMV.com and go to the “Fees” link.
Vehicle registration fees, title fees and other motor vehicle-related fees, such as fuels taxes and motor carriers’ weight-mile taxes, help support Oregon’s transportation system – statewide and at the local levels. The increased fees are part of a major funding package to improve our state’s transportation system and to strengthen our economy under House Bill 2017. The package will provide Oregonians with improved roads and bridges, more transportation options, and enhanced safety throughout the system.
In addition to this vehicle registration fee increase, the package is funded by increases in other transportation-related fees that take effect Jan. 1, 2018. These include increases on motor fuel taxes and fees for title transfers and commercial motor vehicles. The new law created a 0.5 percent privilege tax on new vehicle purchases, which will be collected by the Oregon Department of Revenue. The law also includes a $15 fee on new adult bicycles that cost $200 or more. More information on the 0.5 percent privilege and new vehicle taxes is available at the Department of Revenue, www.oregon.gov/dor.
Here are some transportation system investments your fees will support:
- Highway maintenance, preservation, seismic upgrades and safety, including specific construction projects across the state.
- Increased funding for small cities and counties.
- A Safe Routes to School infrastructure program to reduce barriers and hazards for children walking or bicycling to and from school.
- Economic benefits by sustaining jobs, keeping freight moving, and providing a boost to local communities across the state.
For more information on the Transportation package, visit www.oregon.gov/ODOT and go to the “HB 2017 Funding Package” section. From the ODOT home page, you can also look up individual state transportation projects in your area.
Any time you need to visit a DMV office, first check www.OregonDMV.com to find office hours and locations, and to make sure you have everything you need before your visit. You also can do some DMV business from home at OregonDMV.com. You can renew your vehicle registration, file a change of address or file notice of the sale of your vehicle online without getting in line at an office.