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Administrative Review

General Information

DMV may order a suspension, cancellation or revocation of your driving privileges in accordance with Oregon law when receiving a conviction, court order, or report from another authority (e.g., Oregon State Police, other states). You are entitled to have DMV check those documents in a process known as an administrative review. The purpose of an administrative review is to make sure that:

  • DMV did not make any mistakes on your driver record; and
  • DMV followed all appropriate laws and rules.

An administrative review is not a meeting between you and a DMV employee or a third party. DMV does not determine whether you are guilty of a specific offense (that is up to the courts or applicable authority). DMV cannot consider circumstances that may have led to the suspension or revocation imposed on your driving privileges. The notice you received from DMV will say if you are entitled to an administrative review. Your notice may say that you are entitled to an administrative hearing instead.

Your suspension, cancellation or revocation will remain in effect during the administrative review.

How Do I Request an Administrative Review?

If you want to request an administrative review you can:

  • Submit an online request;
  • Fax a request (Attention "Administrative Review Request") to 503-945-5497; or
  • Mail a request to:
      Administrative Review Request
      1905 Lana Avenue NE
      Salem, Oregon 97314

Your request must be in writing and include:

  • Your full name and date of birth;
  • Your complete mailing address;
  • Phone number (with area code) and email address where you can be reached during normal business hours;
  • Driver license, permit, identification card or customer number;
  • Cancellation or suspension being contested;
  • Letter ID number (if applicable); and
  • Name, address, email address and telephone number of your attorney (if applicable).
If you have lost your notice or have questions, please contact DMV at 503-945-5000 (Statewide Relay TTY 711).

Frequently Asked Questions