I Got a Ticket For a Vehicle I No Longer Own

In 1997, Oregon passed a law which requires the registered owner of a vehicle to notify the Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services (DMV) of the sale or transfer within 10 days. If you have not notified the DMV of the sale of your vehicle, you need to contact the DMV ASAP at NOTIFY DMV and select the option "Report Your Vehicle Sold."

Municipal Court has contacted you because you are the listed owner according to the DMV. 

If you no longer own this vehicle: Per ORS 803.112 the seller of a vehicle shall notify the DMV of the transfer/sale within 10 days of the date of transfer. If you did not own the vehicle at the time of the citation, it is your responsibility as the listed owner at the DMV to submit the following to the DMV and to Municipal Court:
  • The Official Bill of Sale form from the DMV.
  • The Official Notice of Sale or Transfer of a Vehicle from DMV.

At the very least, you will need to provide the new buyer's information to Municipal Court. Failure to do so can result in future citations assigned to this vehicle being listed under your name.

If you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 541-883-5311.

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