Oregon Drivers License Reinstatement

Oregon Drivers License Reinstatement

Important information on how a Oregon drivers license reinstatement process works. Explanation of required fees and penalties to obtain driving license privileges back.

Suspended Oregon Drivers License

Your Oregon drivers license can be suspended either by the court or the DMV. The court can confiscate your license on the spot. While DMV will send a notice of suspension with a date you must surrender you license by. Reasons for a suspension can be for any of the following.

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to submit to a blood alcohol test
  • Not paying child support
  • Having too many violations or accidents according to Oregon’s driver improvement plan (see below)
  • Reckless driving
  • Evading a peace officer

Oregon Driver Improvement Program

The Driver Improvement Program promotes public safety. This program can put restrictions on your driver’s license or even suspend your license if you  are convicted of several traffic violations within a specific amount of time.

Minor drivers

  • Drivers under 18 years of age or younger will be restricted for 90 days (you can drive for work purposes only) IF you have the any of the following before you turn 18 years old:
  • 2 convictions
  • 2 accidents
  • 1 accident with 1 conviction
  • 3 accidents or 3 convictions will result in a 6 month suspension.


Adult Drivers

  • Drivers 18 years or older face restriction of license of 30 days if you have any of the following in a 18 month period.
  • 3 convictions
  • 3 accidents
  • a combination of accidents and convictions totaling 3
  • The restriction will limit you from driving night

License suspension for 30 days for the following in a 24 month period

  • 4 convictions
  • 4 accidents
  • combination of 4 tickets or accidents

Oregon Suspension Hearings And Appeals

If the Oregon DMV suspends your license, you may be able to contest the suspension in an administrative hearing.Your suspension notification from the DMV will indicate whether you are eligible for an administrative hearing. Cases commonly handled through administrative hearings involve alcohol-related suspensions that did not arise from a DUI court conviction.

You can request a hearing:

  • At Oregon DMV website
  • Fax to DMV Hearing Case Management Unit 503-945-5521
  • Mail DMV Hearings Case Management Unit 1905 Lana Ave NE Salem OR 97314.

You will need to include the following information.

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Mailing address
  • Phone number
  • Drivers license number
  • Vehicle registration

Apply For Hardship Permit

For certain suspensions and revocations, you can apply to obtain an Oregon hardship or probationary permit that allows you to drive.

  • To work or school
  • For work
  • To attend alcohol / drug classes
  • Medical purposes

Call Oregon DMV to find out if your eligible 1-503-945-5000

Oregon Drivers license Reinstatement Steps


About the author

Scott Elford has worked in the Property and Casualty Insurance Industry since 1988. In 1995 Scott started Pacific Sun Insurance Service as the industry changed thru the years Scott created E-sr22filing.com to help people who had lost their driving privilege get it back with easy online sr22 insurance quotes and same day sr22 filings. With 34 years insurance experience and holding 7 different insurance licenses you can rest assured that Scott and the fine folks at Pacific Sun will take care of any sr22 needs you may have.

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