Why a County Vehicle Fee?

Multnomah County's vehicle fee will be used exclusively to design and replace the aging Sellwood Bridge.

In 2009 Multnomah County's Board of Commissioners adopted a county vehicle registration fee to help fund a replacement for the deteriorated Sellwood Bridge. Revenue from this fee will be used to replace the Sellwood Bridge, as required by state law.

The 85-year-old bridge has a federal sufficiency rating of 2 out of 100, with 100 representing a bridge in excellent condition. Most trucks and buses cannot use the bridge due to its 10-ton weight limit.

Resources