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When you buy a policy from an auto insurance company authorized to do business in the State of Oregon and that company provides SR22 services, you must ask the company to issue the SR22 to the state in certificate form that complies with the format requirement. How will you know if it complies or not? You can have your agent issue a generic SR22 certificate on an approved ACORD form. He or she will know what that is. Most likely, the insurance carrier has gotten any unique or proprietary SR22 certificates approved for use. The Department of Motor Vehicles in Salem, Oregon has a list of all the insurance companies that are authorized to do business in Oregon and examples of the proprietary forms each company has gotten approved.
Sometimes mistakes are made and the DMV will reject a certificate. If they reject the certificate it is usually mailed back to the driver needing the SR22 with a letter that allows him 10 days to provided a valid certificate on an approved form. If this happens, have your agent or company issue a new one on an approved generic ACORD form or call and discuss the issue with the SR22 unit of the Oregon DMV at 503-299-9999.