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DMV Offices - Downtown Portland

Address

Downtown Portland DMV
1502 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
 
All mail transactions should be sent to DMV Headquarters (i.e., not this office).
 
Note: Off-street parking not provided at this DMV office, and no parking is available for oversize vehicles and vehicle combinations.

Telephone

503-299-9999

Hours of Operation & Wait Times

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Friday

Note: DMV offices are closed for Statewide Holidays.

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Visa Mastercard DiscoverThis office accepts cash, checks, debit cards, Discover, Master Card and Visa for payment.

To take a knowledge test, your customer number must be called at least an hour before the office closes for lunch or at the end of the day.

Note: No one is allowed to accompany a customer into the testing area while a knowledge test is being taken except for interpreters.

Drive tests are given by appointment only. If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call the office number above.

You must show proof of insurance before a drive test. You can use:

  • A valid insurance card;
  • A current vehicle liability insurance policy or binder; or
  • A DMV Certificate of Self-Insurance showing you as the owner of the vehicle.


Note:
If there is inclement weather, drive tests may be cancelled or traction devices may be required. Please confirm your drive test by calling the office.

Available at this Location

  • Accident Reports
  • Change of Address & Voter Registration
  • Driver Licenses: Original, Duplicate & Renewal
  • Identification Cards: Original, Duplicate & Renewal
  • Knowledge Testing - by 4:00 PM prior to closure
  • Record Purchases Information
  • Registration Renewal
  • Reinstatements & Rescinds
  • Trip Permits
  • Vehicle Title & Registration Transactions


NOT Available at this Location

  • Drive Tests:
    • Commercial Driver License (CDL)
    • Motorcycle Skills
    • Regular (Class C) Driver License
  • Motor Carrier Transportation Division Permits
  • Title and Registration for Out-of-State Titled Vehicles
  • Transactions mailed directly to the office
  • Transportation Permits
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Inspections

Downtown Portland DMV
1502 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201

Going North/South (from I-405)

  • From north or southbound I-405, take Exit 1C.
  • Take 6th Ave north toward downtown Portland.
  • Continue north on 6th Ave for about 7 blocks.
  • The DMV office is located on the corner of 6th Ave and Clay St (both are one way streets).
  • This is a fairly congested area, and off-street parking is not provided at this DMV office.


Going East
(from OR-26)

  • As eastbound OR-26 approaches I-405, follow the signs to I-405 south (to Salem).
  • From southbound I-405, take Exit 1C.
  • Take 6th Ave north toward downtown Portland.
  • Continue north on 6th Ave for about 7 blocks.
  • The DMV office is located on the corner of 6th Ave and Clay St (both are one way streets).
  • This is a fairly congested area, and off-street parking is not provided at this DMV office.


Going West
(from East Portland)

  • Take Hawthorne St west toward downtown Portland.
  • As you approach the river, westbound Hawthorne St traffic is routed onto to Madison St.
  • Continue west across the Hawthorne St Bridge (over the Willamette River).
  • Once over the bridge, westbound traffic is routed onto Main St.
  • Continue west on Main St for about 6 blocks.
  • Turn LEFT (south) on Broadway Ave.
  • Continue south on Broadway Ave for about 5 blocks.
  • Turn LEFT (east) on Market St, and continue 1 block.
  • Turn LEFT (north) on 6th Ave.
  • Continue north on 6th Ave for 1 block.
  • The DMV office is located on the corner of 6th Ave and Clay St (both are one way streets).
  • This is a fairly congested area, and off-street parking is not provided at this DMV office.


Going East
(from PSU)

  • Take Market St east towards the river.
  • Turn LEFT (north) on 6th Ave.
  • Continue north on 6th Ave for 1 block.
  • The DMV office is located on the corner of 6th Ave and Clay St (both are one way streets).
  • This is a fairly congested area, and off-street parking is not provided at this DMV office.


Going South
(from Naito Pkwy)

  • Take Naito Pkwy (OR-99) south.
  • Turn RIGHT (west) on Clay St.
  • Continue west on Clay St for about 6 blocks.
  • The DMV office is located on the corner of Clay St and 6th Ave (both are one way streets).
  • This is a fairly congested area, and off-street parking is not provided at this DMV office.

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Downtown Portland DMV Office

​​Customers with disabilities or special needs should contact their local DMV office to request special accommodations.  In the Portland metro areas call 503-299-9999, or for deaf and hard of hearing access call 7-1-1 for statewide relay.​​​

The below DMV offices are designated as "Full Service" locations because they offer our complete array of services:

 

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