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DMV Offices - Downtown Portland

Special Notices

PAYMENT ATM availableNOTICE: Due to the added costs of merchant fees, DMV offices only accept cash or checks and do not accept credit or debit cards; however, this office does offer an ATM in the lobby for your convenience. 
 
PARKING NOTICE: Off-street parking not provided at this DMV office. 
 
PARKING NOTICE: Difficult or no parking available for oversize vehicles and vehicle combinations. 
 
CLOSURE NOTICE: This office is closed on Wednesdays from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM for weekly staff meetings. 
 
SERVICE NOTICE: The services available at this office are limited (refer to the Services section below for more details and/or the full service page for a listing of locations that offer all available DMV services).

Address
Downtown Portland DMV
1502 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
 
All mail transactions should be sent to DMV Headquarters (i.e., not to this office):
 
1905 Lana Ave NE
Salem, OR 97314

Hours of Operation
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday, Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday, Friday
 
Note: See Statewide & Holiday Closure Schedule.

Knowledge Test Hours
Your customer number must be called by 4:00 PM in order to take a test that day.
 
Note: No one is allowed to accompany a customer into the testing area while a knowledge test is being taken except for interpreters.

Telephone
(503) 299-9999

Services
Available at this Location
  • Accident Reports
  • Change of Address & Voter Registration
  • Driver Licenses: Original, Duplicate & Renewal
  • Identification Cards: Original, Duplicate & Renewal
  • Knowledge Testing
  • 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
Reasonable Accommodations
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 any special accommodations because of a disability so that you can obtain DMV services, 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.

Important Information
Driving Directions
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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