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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 and GVWR.​
Class C Commercial

With the proper endorsement, may drive any single vehicle with a GVW and GVWR that is 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.​

Class C




May drive any single vehicle with a GVW and GVWR 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 loaded GVW and GVWR less than 10,000 pounds, provided the total combined GVW and GVWR does not exceed 26,000 pounds. 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

Licensed to operate a moped, or 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, 5 and
sometimes J, as applicable).​
 
GVW - Gross Vehicle Weight
GVWR - Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

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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

Vehicles designed to transport any liquid or gaseous material within a tank that is either permanently or temporarily attached to a vehicle or chassis (does not include portable tanks with a rated capacity of less than 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

B​ Corrective Lenses​
D​ Anatomical Donor​
E​ Automatic Transmission​
F​ Outside Mirror​
G​ Daylight Driving Only​
J​ Other (i.e., Hardship Permit, Driver Improvement Restriction, etc.)​
K​ CDL Intrastate Only​
L​ Vehicle Without Air Brakes​
M​ No Class A Passenger Vehicles​
N​ No class A or B Passenger Vehicles​
R​ Hand Controls​
S​ Turn Signals​
U​ Prosthetic Aid​
V​ Federal Medical Variance (CDL)
2​ Emergency Permit​
3​ Student Permit​
4​ Golf Cart Permit​
5 Moped Only
​8 Emancipated Minor​

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Related Information

Additional information that may be relevant includes: