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

ORS 809.430
Notice of suspension, cancellation or revocation

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When the Department of Transportation, as authorized or required, suspends, revokes or cancels driving privileges, commercial driving privileges or the right to apply for driving privileges or commercial driving privileges, the department shall give notice under this section of such action to the person whose driving privileges, commercial driving privileges or right to apply is affected.


Notice under this section shall state the nature and reason for the action and, in the case of a suspension, whether it was ordered by a court.


The department shall serve the notice in a manner determined by the department by rule. [1983 c.338 §355; 1989 c.636 §36; 1989 c.801 §1; 1991 c.695 §1; 1993 c.741 §83; 2013 c.237 §21; 2019 c.312 §24]

Notes of Decisions

Under former similar statute

Where defendant had not taken delivery of any written notices of suspension of license sent to him, evidence of defendant’s prior driving convictions was admissible for purpose of proving defendant’s knowledge that his license was suspended. State v. Hetland, 31 Or App 529, 570 P2d 1201 (1977), Sup Ct review denied

Evidence that Division followed required procedure for notifying defendant of suspension was sufficient to support finding that defendant had received notice. State v. Gartzke, 35 Or App 151, 580 P2d 1062 (1978)

Notification that certified mail is at post office is notice of suspension. State v. DeMello, 300 Or 590, 716 P2d 732 (1986)


Under former similar statute

Receipt of notice not relevant to sufficiency of service, (1976) Vol 38, p 164


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