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Administrative Hearing

Who Is Entitled to a Hearing?

The notice you received from DMV will tell you if you have the right to an administrative hearing. This is not the same as an Administrative Review.

How Do I Request a Hearing?

You CANNOT call to request a hearing.

If you want to ask for an Administrative Hearing you can:

  • Submit an online request;
  • Fax your request to DMV Hearings Case Management Unit at 503-945-5521; or
  • Mail your request to:

    • DMV Hearings Case Management Unit
      1905 Lana Ave. NE
      Salem OR 97314

Your request must be in writing and include:

  • Your full name and date of birth;
  • Business name, if the action involves a business certificate or license, or a vehicle that is owned by a business;
  • Your complete mailing address (or business address if applicable);
  • Phone number (with area code) where you can be reached during normal business hours;
  • Driver license, permit, identification card or customer number;
  • Vehicle registration plate or title number;
  • Request for an interpreter and specific language (if necessary); and
  • Name, address and telephone number of your attorney (if applicable).

Other Information

  • You have the right to be represented by an attorney, although most people are not represented.
  • Legal aid organizations may be able to help you if you have limited financial resources.
  • Call the DMV Hearings Case Management Unit at 503-945-5545 to make sure DMV received your request.
  • A request that comes in on a weekend will be considered received on the next business day.
  • Your request for a hearing must be postmarked or received at DMV Headquarters in Salem, Oregon within the number of days stated in your notice. 
  • If your request is not received in time, you lose your chance to request a hearing, except as noted in OAR 137-003-0528.
  • If inclement weather is forecasted or state offices are closed on a day when your hearing is scheduled, contact the Office of Administrative Hearings at 503-947-1608 if you have questions about the status of the hearing.

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