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Sample Oregon Driver Licenses & ID Cards
Overview

This page provides Oregon Driver License and ID Card information and samples.

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Interim Licenses & ID Cards

Interim cards for driver licenses and ID cards are printed in black and grey on gold paper. They hold the same data as the final card, including barcodes (readable with up-to-date software). The type of card is listed in the shaded bar directly under the word "Oregon." Although a Commercial Driver License is shown, the sample is a good indicator of all types of interim cards.

 

Driver Licenses & ID Cards

Cards Issued Since Mid 2007
Centrally issued cards have had the same security features in place since 2004. The main differences are that the rainbow colored lines and laminate extend to the edges of the card, and the plastic is thinner but stronger.

 

Cards Issued from 2004 to Mid 2007
Cards issued over the counter from 2004 to 2007 added new security features. The last of these will expire in mid-2015.

 

Cards Issued from 1997 to 2004
The first generation of digital photo cards was issued from 1997 to 2004. The last of these will expire in 2012.

 

Note:
Although driver licenses are shown above, they are a good indicator of all types of cards issued during the time periods identified.

 
Cards for Minors

Cards issued to minors include age notices for alcohol and tobacco vendors. These notices are printed in a red border around the photo. In addition, the minor's photo is placed on the right side of the card, instead of the left.

 

Formatting Unique to Each Card Type

Each card type has a unique descriptor (Identification Card, Driver License...) and color bar under the word "Oregon" that distinguishes it from the others:

  • Driver License in a Blue Bar
  • ID Card in a Green Bar
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL) in a Red Bar
Security Features

Oregon's Digital Driver License and ID Cards offer several features that improve security and prevent fraud:

  • Tamper-resistant laminate with "Oregon" in print that varies in color from different viewing angles and glows under ultraviolet light.
  • Durable and tamper-resistant materials.
  • Small "ghost image" copy of card holder's photo.
  • Overlapping type and graphics, including image of state Capitol.
  • State of Oregon seal overlapping card holder's photo.
  • Bar-coded information on back.
  • Digitized signature on back.
Related Information

Additional information that may be relevant includes: