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4 Things You Can Do With Your Old Oregon License Plate

September 20, 2021

Getting rid of your old car in Oregon? There are plenty of ways to get rid of your old license plates. Selling, returning, and recycling are just a few options that every Oregon driver can use.

1.) Surrender Your Plates With The Oregon DMV

In the state of Oregon you'll need to surrender your plates or destroy them accordingly:

  1. Make your Oregon plates unusable by bending them, removing and destroying the stickers, and/or recycling them.
  2. Surrender them in person to your local OR DMV office.
  3. Surrender them by mail to the DMV at: 1905 Lana Avenue NE Salem, OR 97314

2.) Sell Your Expired Oregon Plates

  • Make sure you remove and destroy your registration stickers before you sell your old Oregon license plates.
  • Oregon plates can be worth something, especially if they are collector's editions.
  • Visiting craigslist, eBay, or Facebook are just a few places you can sell your plates online. There's always someone looking for plates for an creative project.
  • If you'd like an in person transaction, try a consignment shop to have them sell it for you.

3.) Recycle Your Old Plates

4.) Upcycle Your Oregon Plates

  • When cutting up your license plate, watch out for sharp edges!
  • Create something new by upcycling your old Oregon license plates.
  • Pinterest has some great ideas like sculptures, birdhouses, and even journals are just a few things you can make with old license plates.

Donate Your Old Car In Oregon

Donate your old car in Oregon to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish kids from Portland to Bend!

  1. Go to our online car donation form or give us a call at 1-855-278-9474 to start your car donation.
  2. Within 24 hours of the next business day, we'll give you a call to set up your free towing.
  3. Wait for your tax deductible receipt in the mail.

Helping Make-A-Wish children is as easy as the click of a button!

If you have a Oregon title problem we can help almost anyone get a new title.

Choose A Different State

Here's how you can get rid of license plates in a different state:

Alabama : Alaska : Arizona : Arkansas : California : Colorado : Connecticut : Delaware : District of Columbia : Florida : Georgia : Hawaii : Idaho : Illinois : Indiana : Iowa : Kansas : Kentucky : Louisiana : Maine : Maryland : Massachusetts : Michigan : Minnesota : Mississippi : Missouri : Montana : Nebraska : Nevada : New Hampshire : New Jersey : New Mexico : New York : North Carolina : North Dakota : Ohio : Oklahoma : Oregon : Pennsylvania : Rhode Island : South Carolina : South Dakota : Tennessee : Texas : Utah : Vermont : Virginia : Washington : West Virginia : Wisconsin : Wyoming : Washington D.C.

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