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Driver License Classes, Endorsements & Restrictions
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This page lists Oregon Driver License classes, endorsements and restrictions.

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Driver License Classes

DMV issues the following driver license classifications:

Classification

Vehicles That May Be Operated

Class A Commercial May drive any vehicle or combination of vehicles with proper endorsements.
Class B Commercial May drive any single vehicle with proper endorsements. May tow a trailer up to 10,000 pounds GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater. May tow a vehicle more than 10,000 pounds GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, as long as the combined vehicle weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds GCVW or GCVWR, whichever is greater.
Class C Commercial

May drive any single vehicle, with proper endorsements, with a GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, of not more than 26,000 pounds that is designed to carry more than 16 people (including the driver) or is transporting hazardous materials in quantities that require placarding by law. May tow a trailer up to 10,000 pounds GVW and or GVWR, whichever is greater. May tow a trailer more than 10,000 pounds GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, as long as the combined vehicle weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds GCVW or GCVWR, whichever is greater.

Class C




 

May drive any single vehicle, with proper endorsements, with a GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, of not more than 26,000 pounds that is designed to carry 16 or fewer persons (including the driver) and not transporting hazardous materials in quantities that require placarding by law. May tow another vehicle with a GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, of less than 10,000 pounds. May tow a trailer more than 10,000 pounds GVW or GVWR, whichever is greater, as long as the combined vehicle weight does not exceed 26,000 pounds GCVW or GCVWR, whichever is greater. May operate a moped. Firefighters operating emergency fire vehicles are also included in this class, as are operators of recreational vehicles being used for personal use.
Class C Restricted

Person has a student permit, emergency permit, or disabled golf cart permit. This license type is displayed on the driver's DMV record as a Class C with a restriction code (2, 3, 4, and sometimes J, as applicable).
 
GVW - Gross Vehicle Weight
GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GCVW- Gross Combination Vehicle Weight
GCVWR- Gross Combination Vehicle Weight Rating
 
Driver License Endorsements

DMV issues the following driver license endorsements:

Code

Endorsement

H Any vehicle carrying hazardous materials (HAZMAT) that requires placards
M  Any motorcycle regardless of engine displacement
N

A tank vehicle designed to transport any liquid or gaseous material within a tank or tanks having an individual rate capacity of more than 119 gallons and an aggregate rate capacity of 1,000 gallons or more that is either permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis. “Tank vehicle” does not include a portable tank having a rated capacity under 1,000 gallons.
P Passenger vehicles designed to carry 16 or more persons (including the driver)
Q Moped (no longer used but may still appear on some DMV records)
S School bus used to transport students to and from school or school events
T Double and/or triple trailers
X Combined hazardous materials (HAZMAT) and tank transport vehicle
Y Farm (Class A)
Z Farm (Class B)

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Driver License Restrictions

DMV issues the following driver license restrictions:

Code

Restriction

​A ​Automatic Transmission Non-CMV
B Corrective Lenses
D Anatomical Donor
E Automatic Transmission CMV
F Outside Mirror
G Daylight Driving Only
J Other (i.e., Hardship Permit, Driver Improvement Restriction, etc.)
K CMV Intrastate Only
L No CMV with Air Brake
M No Class A Passenger CMV
N No class A or B Passenger CMV
​​O ​No Tractor Trailer
​P ​No Passengers in CMV Bus (CLP only)
R Hand Controls
S Turn Signals
U Prosthetic Aid
V Federal Medical Variance
​X ​No Cargo in Tank CMV (CLP only)
​Z ​No Full Air Brake CMV
2 Emergency Permit
3 Student Permit
4 Golf Cart Permit
5 Moped Only
8 Emancipated Minor

More CDL and CLP restriction information >>

Related Information

Additional information that may be relevant includes:

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