(1) The Department of Transportation may issue a duplicate or replacement certificate of title when all of the following occur:
(a) The department is satisfied as to the loss, mutilation or destruction of a certificate of title or salvage title certificate.
(b) The fee for issuance of a duplicate or replacement certificate of title or for a salvage title certificate established under ORS 803.090 is paid.
(2) The department may accept an application for a duplicate or replacement title certificate at the time of any transfer of a vehicle under ORS 803.092. The following apply to this subsection:
(a) The department shall only accept the application if, at the time of transfer, the title certificate is lost, mutilated or destroyed.
(b) When the department accepts an application, the department may accept proof of transfer other than the certificate of title or may accept a certificate of title that has not been completed along with other proof of transfer for purposes of transferring a vehicle under ORS 803.092. The department may accept any proof of transfer under this paragraph that establishes to the satisfaction of the department that the vehicle has been transferred including, but not limited to, statements of release of interest, bills of sale, assignments of interest or other similar proof.
(c) If an application is made under this subsection, the fee for duplicate or replacement title certificate under ORS 803.090 shall be paid in addition to the transfer fee under ORS 803.090.
(d) The department may include the form for application under this subsection as part of the form for transfer of a vehicle or may make the forms separate, as the department finds convenient.
(e) The department is not required by this subsection to issue a duplicate or replacement title before transfer, but may withhold issuance of title until new title is issued upon completion of transfer.
(f) The department may adopt rules to establish procedures and requirements for effecting a transfer under ORS 803.092 when application is made under this subsection at the same time. [1983 c.338 §183; 1985 c.174 §1; 1985 c.300 §2; 1989 c.148 §11; 1991 c.873 §10]
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