Oregon boat registration summary is a free resource designed to inform the boating public about registration requirements, recording methods, and title search guidelines for the State of Oregon. The data is maintained as an open wiki forum where readers are encouraged to participate by sharing knowledge and experiences with this particular state. Simply click on the "Wiki-Share" link to contribute further details or suggest a revision.
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|Registration Overview||Oregon issues both registrations and titles for all non-exempt boats
operating within its jurisdiction.
These are administered by the Oregon Marine Board in Salem. This state does
not tile or register outboard motors. Boat trailer
registration and titling are required for those weighing over
1,800 lbs. It is optional for those weighing less.
|Marking Requirements||Oregon boat registration numbers begin with an "OR" designation which is followed
by four numbers and then two letters. These must be displayed on all non-documented
boats along with registration sticker tabs. Coast Guard documented vessels may not
display the state registration numbers. However they must display the state
registration tabs, an owner designated vessel name, and a hailing port. An official
documentation number must also be affixed to a visible interior location in the hull
itself or an integral part of the hull.
|Registration Requirements||Unless otherwise exempted, registration is required for all
motorized boats and sailboats over 11' in length. Coast Guard documented boats are
subject to registration. Visit their website for a complete list of requirements and
exceptions. Oregon has provisions for registering boats when there is insufficient
proof of ownership.
|Ownership and Liens||Oregon issues titles on all registered boats except for those which
are Coast Guard documented. This state also has provisions for titling boats when
there is insufficient proof of ownership Oregon also has provisions for titling
|Boat Title Searches||Boat title and registration records in Oregon are maintained by the
Marine Board. This agency does not facilitate online searches for the general
public.. However, record printouts may be obtained by telephone, email, or a boat
request form can be sent by regular mail. It is also reported that OMB
offices will provide telephone verifications on information shown on boat title or registration certificates
Boat Record Request Form
UCC Online Search
Public Record Vendors
National Vessel Documentation Center
Vessel Documentation Companies
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