Oregon Driver’s License Renewal: A Complete Guide

Oregon Driver’s License Renewal: A Complete Guide

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by Zutobi · Updated Apr 30, 2021

Renewing your driver’s license used to be another trip to your state’s licensing bureau at least every few years. However, with today’s technology, many licensing bureaus have started to allow online renewals, making the process much more efficient for drivers.

In this guide, we’ll go through everything you need to know to renew your Oregon DMV driver’s license. 

Is there a Grace Period in Oregon?

You can renew your driver’s license at a licensing bureau as long as it has not expired for more than one year. If your license has been expired for more than one year, you’ll need to apply for a new one, which will include paying the original fees and retaking your driver’s tests.

If you have been serving in the military, the Oregon DMV allows you to renew your license for six months after discharge.

Online Renewal

As of May 2021, Oregon residents may renew their driver’s licenses online under certain conditions. 

  1. First, you must not require a change of address, photo, height or weight on your new license. 
  2. Second, you must not want or need a Real ID. 
  3. Third, you must not have a farm endorsement or hold a limited term license. 
  4. Fourth, your license must not have been suspended, revoked or cancelled in any state. 
  5. And, finally, you must be able to pay your fees with a debit or credit card.

Renewing In Person

If you choose to renew your Oregon driver’s license in person, you’ll need to determine whether or not you want a Real ID, which requires additional information and higher fees. 

Begin by making an appointment at your licensing bureau, and then collect your necessary documents. You’ll need proof of Oregon residency as well as identification documents such as a birth certificate, social security card or a driver’s license that has expired for less than one year. If you want a Real ID, you may need to show proof that an authorized stay is valid. 

If you are 50 years old or older, you’ll need to pass a vision test. Finally, you’ll need to pay your fee and get a new picture taken.

Once you’ve completed all the renewal requirements, you’ll be issued a temporary license, which you should carry until you receive your permanent card in the mail within a few weeks.

Remember that many businesses and government agencies may not accept the temporary license as proof of identity, and that new licenses cannot be forwarded to different addresses.

That’s It!

That’s everything you need to know about renewing your Oregon driver’s license. We hope this guide has helped you out, and if you need any help with renewal exams, then Zutobi is the perfect study guide to help you pass.

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