This section establishes when the exemptions under ORS 803.030 and 803.305 from titling and registration of vehicles owned by nonresidents are applicable. The applicability of the described exemptions for nonresident owners of vehicles is subject to all of the following:
(1) A person is a resident of this state for purposes of titling and registering vehicles if the person engages in any gainful employment in this state or takes any action to indicate the acquiring of residence in this state during the period of sojourn in this state by doing any of the following:
(a) Remaining in this state for a consecutive period of six months or more regardless of the domicile of the person.
(b) Placing children in a public school without payment of nonresident tuition fees.
(c) Making a declaration to be a resident of this state for the purpose of obtaining, at resident rates, a state license or tuition fees at an educational institution maintained by public funds.
(d) Maintaining a main office, branch office or warehouse facilities in this state and operating motor vehicles in this state.
(e) Operating motor vehicles in intrastate transportation for compensation or profit for other than seasonal agricultural work.
(2) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, private passenger motor vehicle owners who are bona fide residents of states adjoining this state shall be permitted to operate their vehicles in this state for so long as such motor vehicles remain currently registered and titled in an adjoining state.
(3) A camper on a motor vehicle described in this section shall be subject to registration or titling under the vehicle code at the same time that such motor vehicle becomes subject to registration and titling under this section.
(4) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, a person who is gainfully employed in this state shall not be considered a resident of the state if the person has taken no other steps to become a resident. This subsection applies, but is not limited, to a student at an educational institution who is paying nonresident tuition rates. [1983 c.338 §198; 1993 c.751 §87]Section: Previous 803.126 803.130 803.132 803.134 803.136 803.138 803.140 803.200 803.205 803.207 803.210 803.212 803.215 803.217 803.220 Next
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