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Proposed DMV Rules

These proposed rule changes are open for public comment. Please send your written comments to the ODOT Rules Coordinator.

Program for Inmates to Obtain Driver License or ID Card Prior to Release

ORS 802.087 requires DMV and DOC to work together to assist offenders in obtaining a driver license or ID card prior to an offender’s release from a correctional institution. In an effort to increase efficiencies in the program, DMV and DOC met and drafted certain changes to the rules.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-001-0062
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: June 18, 2015

Biometric Data (Photograph) to Establish Identity

OAR 735-062-0016 specifies photograph requirements, and exceptions. These amendments add an exception, the ability to wear an eye patch or eye covering for a permanent medical condition, and remove the requirement that an applicant photographed with his or her eyes closed must establish identity by providing documentation in lieu of biometric data.

Proposed Rule Text         Notice Forms

Rule to be amended: 735-062-0016
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: June 18, 2015

Serious Traffic Violations and Marijuana Offenses

DMV is amending its rules to align with statutory changes that become effective July 8, 2015. The changes include the consolidation of provisions related to fatal accidents and commercial driving privileges, updating conviction codes and the addition of a traffic violation for the use of marijuana while driving.

Proposed Rule Text          Notice Forms

Rule to be adopted: 735-063-0130
Rules to be amended: 735-064-0040, 735-064-0100, 735-064-0220, 735-072-0035
Rule to be amended and renumbered: 735-070-0200 is moving to 735-063-0180
Rule to be repealed: 735-070-0037
Last date for public comment: May 21, 2015
Anticipated date of OTC approval: June 18, 2015

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Recently Closed DMV Rules

These proposals are no longer open for public comment. The Oregon Transportation Commission will consider these proposed rule changes at its next meeting.

There are no recently closed DMV rules at this time.

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Recently Adopted DMV Rules

These rule changes have been adopted approximately within the last six months.

Distribution of DMV Secure Odometer and Secure Power of Attorney Forms

These updated rules relate to the control and distribution of secure forms. OAR 735-028-0125 establishes the service fee amount that a secure forms agent may charge for providing secure forms. The amendments to OAR 735-028-0110, 735-028-0120 and 735-028-0150 add definitions and clarify requirements for secure forms agent agreements. OAR 735-028-0120 and 735-028-0130 were repealed because the subject matter of those rules is now incorporated into the secure forms agent agreement.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-028-0125
Rules amended: 735-028-0110, 735-028-0120, 735-028-0150
Rules repealed: 735-028-0130, 735-028-0140
Filed and effective: April 21, 2015

Electronic Vehicle Registration

These rules specify the process for approving or denying vehicle dealer participation in DMV’s EVR program and adopt EVR-related sanctions.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-150-0041
Rules amended: 735-150-0040, 735-150-0120
Filed and effective: April 20, 2015

DMV Lay Representation at Contested Case Hearings

DMV was granted authorization from the Attorney General for agency representation to conduct additional classes of contested case hearings. This rulemaking aligns OAR 735-001-0040 with the authority granted by the Attorney General and the requirements of ORS 183.452.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule amended: 735-001-0040
Filed and effective: December 19, 2014

Vehicle Dealer Expedited Titling Services

DMV adopted OAR 735-022-0065 to comply with Chapter 14, Oregon Laws 2014 which requires the Department to: (1) provide expedited titling services to vehicle dealers; (2) specify the manner for making a request to the department for an expedited title; and (3) adopt rules establishing criteria and procedures for providing expedited titling services.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rule adopted: 735-022-0065
Date filed: December 1, 2014
Effective date: January 1, 2015

Driver Licensing Provisions

This rulemaking made several minor amendments in Chapter 735, Division 62 including provisions related to SSN verification, acceptable proofs of legal presence, proof of residence address, knowledge tests, surrendering of a license, replacement driver licenses, driver permits or ID cards, Valid with Previous Photograph driver license, and CDL test waivers.

Final Rule Text          Filing Certificate

Rules amended: 735-062-0005, 735-062-0007, 735-062-0010, 735-062-0015, 735-062-0030,
732-062-0040, 735-062-0096, 735-062-0110, 735-062-0125, 735-062-0200
Filed and effective: December 1, 2014

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Published DMV Rules

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