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Moving & Traveling-related FAQs
Moving
How long do I have before I must notify DMV of my address change?
30 days.
 
Is there a fee for an address change?
No.
 
How do I change my address on my driver license or vehicle registration?
You have a couple of options for changing your address.
 
I moved to Oregon from another country or state, how do I get an Oregon Driver License?
You will need to apply based on your situation:
I am moving back to Oregon, how do I re-apply for an Oregon Driver License?
You will need to re-apply based on your situation:
I am moving back to Oregon, how do I re-apply for an Oregon ID Card?
You need to re-apply at a DMV office. 
 
I moved to Oregon from another state and have a valid CDL. When do I have to get a CDL in Oregon? 
You are required to get an Oregon CDL within 30 days of moving to Oregon. 

I am moving back to Oregon, do I have to re-register and re-title my vehicle?
If you titled your vehicle in another state, you must apply for a new Oregon title and registration (plates). If you only registered your vehicle in another state and you still have the Oregon plates you can use the plates and renew the registration if it is expired. If you don't have the plates, you can get replacement plates.
 
I am moving to another state. What do I do with my old Oregon license plates?
The state you are moving to may destroy them for you. If not, destroy/deface the month/year stickers, then check with your local recycling contact for aluminum recycling, or return them to Oregon DMV.
  
I moved to Oregon, what do I do with my license plates from my former state?
You should check with your former state for instructions. If you do not have to return them, you may destroy/deface the month/year stickers.  Then check with your local recycling contact for aluminum recycling or turn them in to DMV.
 
Traveling
I am temporarily out of Oregon and my vehicle registration is expiring, can I renew it?
Yes
 
Can I drive in another state with my Oregon Instruction Permit?
You should check with the state where you may be traveling.

I am working in Oregon temporarily, do I have to get an Oregon Driver License?
If you are not a resident of Oregon or have been a resident for less than 30 days you may operate a motor vehicle without an Oregon driver license if you have a current out-of-state driver license in your possession.
 
General
Do I need DEQ emissions testing?
If you live in the Portland or Medford metropolitan area you need to check if your vehicle must be tested
  
Where are Oregon DMV offices?
Oregon has DMV offices all over the state.