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DMV Offices - Downtown Portland

Schedule Notice

Office hours will be limited due to staffing shortages. If you have an appointment on an affected day, DMV will contact you. This office is open to the public and has appointments available. 
  • Customers with appointments will be helped first.
  • Services may be limited in DMV offices due to staffing.   
  • Wait times may be long or you may need to return another day if the lines are full.
  • We appreciate your patience during this time.
Appointments
This office does not offer drive tests.
  • You will need an appointment for a drive test at a different office. 
  • Use DMV2U to make an appointment.
  • You can change or cancel your appointment.
  • If appointments are full, check back after 5pm on Mondays.  

Services 

See the chart of what services this office has to offer. The chart is in the following languages: 

Inclement Weather

If your area is experiencing inclement weather, please check out the DAS webpage to see if your DMV office is closed or on delayed opening. You may also use the interactive map on our DMV Office index page to see if there is a delay in offices opening or if an office is closed. 

Mailed-In

All mailed-in transactions should be sent to DMV Headquarters.  Please do not send them to this office.

Address

Downtown Portland DMV
1502 SW Sixth Ave
Portland, OR 97201
 
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

Office hours will be limited due to staffing shortages. If you have an appointment on an affected day, DMV will contact you.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday

Note: DMV offices are closed for Statewide Holidays.

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.

​See the location of this office on a map.

Click on the thumbnail image below to view a larger photo of the office:

Downtown Portland DMV Office

 

Payment Options

This office accepts cash, checks, debit cards, Discover, Master Card and Visa for payment.​


Reasonable Accommodations

Customers with disabilities or spe​cial 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.​​​