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SR-22 Information

What is an SR-22 Certificate?

An SR-22 is a certificate which shows that you have liability insurance. An SR-22 is proof of "future responsibility" and is posted to your driving record.  Your license will be suspended if you do not have an SR-22 on file when required, even if you don’t own a vehicle.


Here are some examples of the most common reasons an SR-22 is required:

  • You’ve been convicted of driving without insurance. The SR-22 requirement begins on the date of the conviction.
  • You are the owner of a vehicle that was uninsured at the time of an accident. The SR-22 requirement begins on the date  of the accident.
  • You are trying to reinstate your driving privileges.  The SR-22 requirement begins on the end date of the suspension.
  • You are applying for a hardship or probationary permit. The SR-22 requirement begins when you apply for the permit and ends when the permit expires.

Please contact DMV to see if you need to get an SR-22.

Out of State Filing

Even if you live out of state, you must file an SR 22 with Oregon (if required) before another state can issue you a driver license.

To find out if your insurance company does business in Oregon, contact the Oregon Insurance Division at 503-947-7984 or toll free at 888-877-4894. You can also visit

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