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Getting an Instruction Permit - Over 18


To Get a Permit

Under 18?

You will have different things to do. The instructions for you are on our Teen Site.

Learn to Drive

Visit our Learn to Drive page for information about Driver Education courses.

Additional Requirements

  • You must turn in any driver license or permit from another state or country if you have one.
  • You must turn in any driver license or ID card you have from Oregon.
  • You cannot be suspended, cancelled, or revoked in Oregon or any other state.

Miscellaneous Information

  • You will get an interim card to use as proof of driving privileges.
  • Your instruction permit will be mailed to the address on the application.  If you move, it will not go to a forwarding address.
  • Photo Rules - These items are not allowed in a photo:
    • Eyeglasses;
    • Sunglasses;
    • Hat or head covering (other than religious);
    • Contacts that change the appearance of the eye;
    • Face paint;
    • Stickers or bandages; or
    • Anything that covers your face or changes your appearance.


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