How To Reinstate a Suspended Oregon 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. Select from the options below to get started.
Online application assistance can simplify the process for many DMV related services, including: renewing your license, applying for a license, registering a vehicle, replacing your license, changing your address and more. In addition to the free forms and general instructions available from the DMV offices or websites, you will receive a comprehensive Easy Guide™ containing information relevant to your service needs. Where possible, we will prepare your DMV forms and/or provide links to DMV online services. Via our partners at Road America, you will also receive 30 days of both emergency Roadside Assistance and the Repair Assist consultation service. In addition, you will be able to take advantage of a free membership to DMV Advisors, a state-specific help desk prepared to answer any driver-related questions or concerns you may have. Other benefits include an ongoing monthly newsletter and a quarterly magazine covering important updates that affect drivers, important safety tips and ways to save money on vehicle-related services.
2: By mail, if eligible (read below for instructions)
Some drivers prefer to handle the renewal process by mail, rather than taking advantage of assistance services, visiting the DMV in person, or via available online services. Service by mail is available with limitations. Read below for additional details or visit your local DMV.
3: Via a local DMV office
If your prefer to access DMV services in person or your specific needs require an in-person visit, most, if not all, driver license services can be handled at a physical DMV office location. Varying DMV offices sometimes supply different types of services so you will need to check before your visit to make sure the DMV closest to you provides the service you require. In addition, you can call to see if your local DMV allows you to make a personal appointment. Read more below to see if an in person visit is either preferred or required.
Read more below to see if an in-person visit is really necessary.
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 http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/DMV/pages/online_forms.aspx, call the DMV at (503) 945-5400, or write to the following address:
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.