Driving Privileges and Identification Cards

ORS 807.170
Requirements for issuance

  • fees
  • cancellation


The Department of Transportation shall provide for the granting of driver license endorsements in a manner consistent with this section.


The department shall grant an endorsement to any person who complies with all of the following requirements:


The person must hold a valid license other than a restricted Class C license issued under the vehicle code.


The person must successfully complete any tests and demonstrations referred to in ORS 807.070 (Examinations) that the department determines necessary to determine whether the applicant is qualified for the type of endorsement sought. The actual demonstration required under ORS 807.070 (Examinations), if any, must be performed in a vehicle that may be operated under the endorsement sought but that may not be operated without the endorsement. Tests shall include, but are not limited to, those tests necessary to determine whether the applicant:


Has satisfactory knowledge of laws relating to operation under the type of endorsement sought, defensive driving skills, the common causes of accidents involving vehicles operated under the type of endorsement sought; and


Can operate under the endorsement in a manner that will not jeopardize the safety of persons or property.


The appropriate fee under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees) for the endorsement, including the fee for the Motorcycle Safety Subaccount, must be paid.


If the person is applying for a motorcycle endorsement, the person must comply with ORS 807.175 (Motorcycle education course).


An endorsement granted under this section is subject to the following:


It is part of the license upon which it is endorsed and is subject to any provisions applicable to the endorsed license under the statutes of this state.


It is valid only if the license endorsed is valid.


The appropriate fee under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees) must be paid upon renewal of the endorsement in addition to any fee for renewal of the license endorsed.


Except as provided under ORS 807.350 (Cancellation of privileges) or as specifically provided under ORS 809.419 (Suspensions for physical or mental condition or impairment), an endorsement cannot be canceled, suspended or revoked separately from the license endorsed. When an endorsed license is canceled, suspended or revoked, all endorsements on the license are subject to the same cancellation, suspension or revocation as the license.


Before the department may renew any license with a motorcycle endorsement, the applicant shall pay the department the Motorcycle Safety Subaccount fee established under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees) in addition to any fee for renewal of the license. [1983 c.338 §312; 1985 c.16 §132; 1985 c.608 §20; 1989 c.427 §4; 1989 c.636 §24; 1997 c.292 §2; 2003 c.14 §477; 2003 c.402 §17; 2009 c.810 §2]


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Jun. 26, 2021