Why a County Vehicle Fee?

Sellwood Bridge in snow
Sellwood Bridge in snow

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 old bridge had a federal sufficiency rating of 2 out of 100, with 100 representing a bridge in excellent condition. Most trucks and buses could not use the bridge due to its 10-ton weight limit. The new bridge opened to traffic in February 2016.

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