Updated On July 9, 2021
Oregon vehicle registrations date back to 1905, when “license plates” were painted directly onto the vehicles. Some plates were made of leather and others porcelain. By 1908, a “more properly manufactured” license plate was available. Oregon is also said to have had license plates for multiple specialty groups such as grocery deliverers, farmers, and taxies. Today, Oregon has about 3 million licensed drivers.
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The first automobile arrived in Oregon in 1899. By 1920, the state required driver licenses. Eleven years later, the DMV started driving testing for licenses. These days, there are about 4.1 million registered vehicles, from which around 3.2 million are passenger vehicles. Each year, the DMV in Oregon processes about 850,000 vehicle titles, and issues about 400,000 license plates. To learn more about Oregon drivers’ licenses, continue scrolling.
Oregon Drivers License Renewal Guide
How to Renew a Driver’s License In Oregon
Do you need to know how to renew an Oregon driver’s license? How do I renew my Oregon driver’s license? Good questions.
Oregon driver licenses are issued by the Oregon Department of Transportation and valid for a specific time period. Our Oregon DMV driver’s license renewal guide explores options regarding how to renew a driver’s license in Oregon, required license renewal fees, renewing your license in-person, online or by mail, and REAL ID driver license requirements.
In Person Driver’s License Renewal in Oregon
Oregon drivers are required to renew their driver’s license in person at an OR DMV field office.
Required License Renewal Documents
To renew your driver’s license in-person, the following documents must be provided during your visit:
- Current, valid driver’s license or state ID.
- Proof of your (1) Full legal name (2) Legal U.S. presence (3) Identity (4) Birth date and (5) Oregon residency.
- Completed Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card – Form 735-173.
- Social Security number (SSN).
Payment for the $40 required driver’s license renewal fee.
The $40 fee is for Class C non-commercial driver licenses and payment can be satisfied using cash or check. Drivers may also be required to have a new photograph taken, pass a DMV vision screening test, or retake and pass the written and behind-the-wheel driving tests.
A list of accepted license renewal documents satisfying these requirements can be found on the OR DMV website.
Required Driver’s License Renewal Fees
How much does it cost to renew your driver’s license in Oregon?
The fee to renew a regular Class C non-commercial driver’s license in Oregon is $40, payable by cash or check in person at the OR DMV office.
Renewing Your Driver’s License By Mail In Oregon
The Oregon DMV Headquarters mailing address is:
1905 Lana Ave. NE
Salem, OR 97314
At this time, drivers must renew their driver’s license by going in person to renew at an Oregon DMV location.
Oregon Online Driver’s License Renewal
Can you renew your Oregon license online?
Unfortunately, Oregon does not have an online portal for processing driver’s license renewals. You must take your form in person to an OR DMV location along with other requirements outlined above.
Oregon REAL ID Driver’s License Requirements
Is my Oregon driver’s license or state ID compliant with REAL ID federal regulations?
Oregon driver licenses do not currently comply with federal regulations set forth by the REAL ID act. However, Oregon has been granted an extension for REAL ID enforcement permitting driver licenses to be accepted at Federal facilities, nuclear power plants and domestic airports and federally regulated commercial aircraft through October 10, 2018.
For more information regarding Oregon Driver Licenses and Federal REAL ID regulations visit the Department of Homeland Security website or directly contact your local Oregon DMV office.
Scheduling an Appointment to Renew Your License
For more information about renewing your driver’s license in Oregon, we recommend directly contacting the Oregon DMV with any questions.
The Oregon state DMV website has the answers to all your questions about renewing an expire driver’s license, license renewal requirements, information on scheduling an appointment to renew and required fees.