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Ask A Cop: Original or copy of registration?

Editor’s note: Every week a Lake Oswego police officer answers your questions in this space. Please send your questions to reporter Cliff Newell at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 503-636-1281, ext. 105.

PECORARO

“Do we need to carry the original passenger car registration in the car or will a copy suffice? I am wary of keeping the original in the vehicle and one of our cars has multiple drivers so they each carry a copy of the registration in their wallets.”

A: Yes, a photo copy of the original passenger car registration is acceptable. A copy only becomes an issue if it misrepresents the original document or is altered in any way. A duplicate original can also be obtained through DMV for $5.

Dawn Pecoraro



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