Renew Your Car Registration Online


With COVID-19 closures, learn how drivers in Portland Medford can get a vehicle emissions certificate online from DEQ and renew your car’s registration

MEDFORD & PORTLAND – There’s now a quick and easy way to obtain a vehicle emissions certificate online from DEQ and renew your vehicle’s registration. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is offering a quick and convenient way for vehicle owners in the Portland and Medford emission testing areas to renew their registrations and obtain an emissions certificate online.

Keep in mind that the DMV announced that it has partnered with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in their enforcement of driver licenses, vehicle registrations, and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency declared by Governor Brown. Details may be found here.

To get your emissions certificate online, start by agreeing to the terms and conditions here. Then enter your vehicle identification number (VIN). The certificates are available for vehicle owners in the Portland and Medford testing areas who have registrations that expire this year between Feb. 15 and May 15.

Offering vehicle certification online will make it easy for vehicle owners to stay current in their registration, even while DEQ Vehicle Inspection Program testing stations are closed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. DEQ closed the six Portland stations and one Medford station until at least April 27 and will continue to assess the latest information from state and federal health authorities in deciding when to reopen.

Vehicle Inspection Program customers who get certificates online now still must have their vehicles tested, but will have until the end of the year to do so. This is an option for drivers who want to have their vehicle registrations renewed now, and who may want to avoid lines that may occur when the stations reopen. Some DEQ Too stations also remain open, but drivers should call to verify hours of operation. (DEQ Too stations are approved private repair service centers, oil change shops and car washes that can test vehicles, generally for an additional fee. For more information click here.)

Customers with questions may call the DEQ Vehicle Inspection Program at 503-229-5066 or email For more information about vehicle registration, call Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services at 503-945-5000 or click here.

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Dylan Darling is a Public Affairs Specialist at the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality

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