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Driver License Classes, Endorsements & Restrictions


This page lists Oregon Driver License classes, endorsements and restrictions.

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Driver License Classes

DMV issues the following driver license classifications:


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. If the trailer has a GVW or GVWR of
 more than 10,000 pounds, the GVW and GVWR of the combination (towing
 vehicle and trailer) must be less than 26,000 pounds.​
Class C

 May drive any single vehicle with a GVW and GVWR of not more than 26,000
 pounds that is designed to carry less than 16 persons (including the driver)  
 and not transporting hazardous materials. 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 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 persons (including the driver) or is designed to carry hazardous
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:



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

 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:



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

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