Refusal, Suspension, Cancellation and Revocation of Registration, Title, Driving Privileges and Identification Card

ORS 809.390
Period of revocation

  • effect
  • reinstatement
  • fee

All of the following apply to a person whose driving privileges have been revoked:


The period of revocation shall last as long as required for the revocation by law.


During the period of revocation, the person is not entitled to exercise any driving privileges in this state or to apply for or receive any driving privileges in this state except when a person who has been determined to be a habitual offender is permitted to obtain driving privileges under ORS 807.240 (Hardship permit).


Upon expiration of the revocation period, the person must reapply for driving privileges in the manner established by law and must reestablish the person’s eligibility for issuance of driving privileges.


The Department of Transportation may issue new driving privileges to a person before the expiration of the revocation period if the person is otherwise entitled to be issued driving privileges and when, with reference to a conviction upon which the revocation was based, the Governor has pardoned the person of the crime.


The department shall not issue any driving privileges in contradiction to this section.


If the person fails to surrender to the department any license or driver permit issued as evidence of driving privileges that are revoked, the person is subject to the penalty under ORS 809.500 (Failure to return suspended, revoked or canceled license).


No reinstatement of revoked driving privileges will be made by the department until the fee for reinstatement of revoked driving privileges established under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees) is paid to or waived by the department. The department may waive the reinstatement fee if the department committed an error in issuing the revocation. [1983 c.338 §351; 1985 c.16 §165; 1985 c.393 §10; 1985 c.669 §1; 1987 c.801 §8; 2018 c.76 §10]

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 486.211)

Distinctions between license suspension and revocation, (1976) Vol 38, p 257


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Jun. 26, 2021