Nov. 8, 2010
Offices no longer open on Saturday
After DMV closes its office at Clackamas Promenade on Nov. 13, the DMV offices at Lloyd Center and on SE Powell Boulevard will switch to Monday-through-Friday hours, and no longer will be open on Saturdays.
DMV is closing its limited-service office at Clackamas Promenade permanently at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, as DMV streamlines its services in the Portland area.
As of Monday, Nov. 15, the following five full-service DMV offices will be open until 6 p.m. on Fridays and Mondays only (they will continue to close at 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays):
These changes are a result of DMV adapting its services to the ways that customers do business with DMV today. Services that require customers to visit DMV in person – driver testing and driver license issuance and renewal for example – have become more complex in recent years. The Clackamas office could not provide knowledge or drive tests.
- Southeast Portland, 8710 SE Powell Blvd.
- Northeast Portland, 1836 NE 82nd Ave.
- North Portland, 8260 N Interstate Ave.
- Gladstone, 10 82nd Drive
- Gresham, 2222 E. Powell Blvd.
"Because the Clackamas office can't provide the full range of DMV services, and there are three other DMV offices less than 10 miles from the mall, we felt there was a more cost-effective way to provide services in the metro area," DMV Administrator Tom McClellan said.
Since DMV launched limited-service offices in the 1980s, the ways customers do business with DMV have changed substantially:
For DMV office hours and locations, visit http://www.oregondmv.com/. The web site also has downloadable forms and information that can help you prepare to make your next visit to DMV faster. In addition, services such as vehicle registration renewal, change of address and notice of sale of your vehicle can be done online.
- Vehicle registrations are renewed by mail, online or at DEQ stations in the areas that require emissions testing.
- Customers can file online a change of address or notice of vehicle sale.
- People also can download forms to do many other transactions by mail.
- Oregon Driver Licenses and ID Cards now are valid for eight years rather than four, cutting in half the frequency that customers must come to a DMV office for a new photo and new card.
- Tougher identification requirements made driver license and ID card renewals more complex and therefore more easily done at full-service offices.
- In these economic times, both businesses and government agencies are looking for ways to streamline services and become more efficient.