Here at the Oregon DMV, we want to help you with your transition to our fair state. The text and links below should provide you with the information you need to drive in Oregon, contact us, find a DMV office, get a driver license, ID card or instruction permit, title and register your vehicle, and/or get parking permits.
Driving in Oregon
See our Out-of-State Drivers in Oregon page.
Locating a DMV Office
Oregon DMV maintains offices in convenient locations throughout the state. To locate an office you may:
Office hours, parking restrictions and other logistics vary by location, so please be sure to visit the Web page
for the specific DMV office of interest. Be advised that all DMV offices are closed for holidays and mandated statewide facility closures
During inclement weather, be sure to check the Web page
for your target DMV office before heading out, to make sure that the location is able to open for business and to provide the specific services you need (including scheduled drive tests).
For customers with disabilities, DMV serves customers who qualify for
Oregon driver and vehicle services without regard to mental or physical disability, race, gender, age, national origin, religion or other classes of protection required by law and ordinance. If you need to obtain any DMV services and you need special accommodations because of a disability, please contact DMV by calling your local DMV office phone number, by calling (503) 299-9999 in the Portland metro area, or by statewide relay 7-1-1 for deaf and hard of hearing access.
Due to the added costs of merchant fees, DMV offices only accept cash or checks
and do not accept credit or debit cards; however, ATMs are available at most offices. Obtaining an Oregon Driver License, ID Card or Instruction Permit
In order to obtain a driver license, ID card or instruction permit you must be a resident of or domiciled in Oregon
and be able to provide proof of your full legal name, legal presence in the U.S., identity, date of birth and residence address. Use the links below to access more detailed information about the required proof/documentation:
You must apply for a driver license, ID card or instruction permit in person at a DMV office. Use the links below to access detailed information and instructions:
Note: Having a valid Driver License, Permit or ID Card from another state does not exempt you from any Oregon application requirements.
Titling and Registering Your Vehicle in Oregon
Within 30 days of becoming a resident of or domiciled in Oregon you must title and register your vehicle, including obtaining Oregon license plates.
In Oregon, vehicle emissions testing is mandated by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Vehicle Inspection Program only in limited metropolitan areas. This must be completed before you can register a vehicle. There is no state-wide requirement.
See our Titling and Registering Your Vehicle page for information and instructions. Use the links below to access additional information related to titling and registering a vehicle in Oregon: