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Administrative Review

Overview

An Administrative Review is DMV’s review of the documents we received from either a court or another authority that led to a sanction placed on your driver record. They are done upon request to verify that:
  • Something was not erroneously placed on your driver record; and
  • All appropriate laws and rules were followed by DMV.
An Administrative Review is not a meeting between you and a DMV employee or impartial third party, or an evaluation of the conviction.
 
The suspension or revocation will remain in effect during the administrative review.

Who Is Entitled to an Administrative Review?
Many people who receive a notice of suspension, revocation or cancellation from DMV are entitled to an Administrative Review. The notice you received from DMV will indicate if you are entitled to one (see below to learn how to request an Administrative Review). 
 
If you are entitled to an Administrative Review, it is because DMV received a court document, conviction(s) or notice from another state or authority that by law requires DMV to suspend, revoke or cancel your driving privileges or identification card. DMV did not make a determination that led to your sanction.
 
During an Administrative Review, DMV will make certain that no error was made in carrying out the required actions. However, we cannot verify if the court or other authority made the correct determination or overrule a conviction. If the suspension, revocation or cancellation was properly ordered, or is required by law because of the particular conviction(s) you received, DMV cannot overturn or delay the sanction no matter what extenuating circumstances exist.
 
Note: If your notice tells you that you are entitled to a hearing under Oregon's Administrative Procedures Act, please see Administrative Hearings.

How Do I Request an Administrative Review?
If you would like to request an Administrative Review you can:
  • Submit an online request;
  • Fax a request (Attention "Administrative Review Request") to (503) 945-5497; or
  • Mail or personally deliver a request to:
Administrative Review Request
1905 Lana Avenue
 NE
Salem, Oregon 97314

Note: The DMV Headquarters building is open to the public from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday (legal holidays excluded). 
 
If you have lost the notice and have questions, please contact DMV at (503) 945-5000 for more information.

Related Information
Additional information that may be relevant includes: