How To Reinstate Your Suspended Oregon Drivers License

Do you need to reinstate your suspended Oregon drivers license? The reinstatement process doesn't have to be complicated, but make sure you do it in a timely manner.

Driving with a suspended Oregon drivers license is a serious offense with serious consequences. A suspended license can even result in jail time if not reinstated. We've collected helpful information to assist you with everything you need to reinstate your Oregon license. 

Your license may be suspended for a variety of reasons. Some situations are clear, while others are subtle, with some drivers unaware that their license is suspended at all. In this guide, you'll find information on the steps necessary to reinstate your Oregon driver's license no matter what your violation was.

Driving on a suspended or revoked license in the state of Oregon is a crime. You could be charged with a violation, misdemeanor or felony, depending on the circumstances.

Reinstating Your License

To reinstate driving privileges that have been revoked or suspended, you must first meet all the reinstatement requirements put forth by the state of Oregon. For a complete list of reinstatement requirements, you may submit an online inquiry by visiting, call the DMV at (503) 945-5400, or write to the following address:

DMV Headquarters
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

You may add an "Attention..." identifier if applicable.

Be sure to include your Oregon license number or full name and date of birth in your request so that the DMV can provide you with the correct information.


Once you've fulfilled all your reinstatement requirements, you will first need to pay a reinstatement fee of $75 before restoring your driving privileges. The DMV only accepts cash or checks and does not except credit cards, however many office locations have ATMs available.

Other fees (such as court fines or replacement, renewal or original issuance fees) may also be required. A fee is also required to reinstate a suspended identification card.