Oregon Title Processing Information
You sign on the back of the title, in the First Reassignment section, to the left on line 9. The required signature is under the section "All owners shown on the front of this title, who are releasing their interest must sign. For more about the donation/signing over the title visit Oregon DMV infomation.
You can also sign the Bill of Sale and then notify the Oregon DMV within 10 days. Also you may want to record the odometer reading on the title, if it is applicable.
I'm the registered owner but I can't find my title:
If you bought a vehicle but the title is lost, you may be able to get a title replacement and transfer the title to your name in one transaction with the DMV by filling out the Application for Replacement Title (Form 735-226). If there was a lien on the title from a bank or other financial institution you will also need a lien release from the bank stating the loan has been paid off and releasing the lien on the vehicle. Please note that DMV can issue a replacement title only if the title is lost, destroyed, or damaged.
We work with a title processing agency that can mail you the necessary forms title transfer if needed.
If you would like us to take care of the duplicate title process for you so that you won't have to interact with the DMV we will be able to pickup your car providing that you can complete one of the following options.
For vehicles less than 10 model years: We will need two copies of the Oregon Secure Powers of Attorney, signed by all owners listed on the title (one to apply for the duplicate title and one to sign the duplicate title when it is received from the DMV). The Oregon Secure POA is a 4-part form, so please provide us with 2 of the 4 copies and a Lien release, if applicable.
An Application for Replacement Title signed by all owners on listed on the title. Oregon Secure Power of Attorney, signed by all owners listed on the title. Lien release, if applicable.
For vehicles 10 or more model years: A Power of Attorney (secure or generic) signed by all owners listed on the title and a Lien Release if need be.
The owner of the vehicle is deceased:
The estate is not being probated, A transfer can be accomplished by the surviving spouse and/or heirs. We
require a notarized Inheritance Affidavit signed by each heir listing the person who is awarded the vehicle, a properly signed title by the person named in the Inheritance Affidavit, and a lien release, if applicable.
In the case of a deceased owner whose estate is being probated, we require a copy of the court-issued Letter of Testamentary appointing the personal representative of the estate, a properly signed title by the personal representative, and a lien release, if applicable.
The vehicle was abandoned on my property:
We can only pick up an abandoned vehicle if we are able to obtain a signature from the last registered owner.
More resources on title transfers in Oregon:
If you bought a vehicle but the title is lost, you may be able to get a title replacement and transfer the title to your name in one transaction with DMV. A title replacement and transfer may be completed in one transaction if:
- The vehicle is not subject to odometer requirements; or
- If one current registered owner will be remaining on the title
For more on transferring the title go to www.oregon.gov
Call us toll free at: 1 (877) 505-5775 to make arrangements for quick, no cost and hassle free pickup.