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Oregon Drivers License Information

To get your drivers license in  Oregon, you need to apply for a Class C (Non Commercial) license. You must have a Oregon license immediately upon establishing residency (not establising residency is considered a traffic violation!)

Drivers License Class Types

There are 5 types of driver license classes in Oregon. The most common type of license will be the Class C drivers license. This is the class that you will most likely be applying for. It serves to drive any vehicle that is under 26,001 pounds. Additionally, there is also a Class C Restricted license which is used to drive a moped, student permit or a disabled golf cart permit. Finally there are 3 different Commercial license types. These are Class A, Class B and Class C. 

Oregon Drivers License Requirements

18 years and under (Graduated Driver Licensing - GDL)

To legally drive, people under the age of 18 must must possess an active driver's license or an instruction permit. Out of state residents must be older than 16 years and must possess a valid and active drivers license. 15 year old drivers from out of state must possess a valid instruction permit. 

  • Class C (Regular Drivers License)

    • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • Provisional License (Class C)

    • Must be 16 or 17 years of age.
    • Must have an Instruction Permit (See Below) for at least 6 months. Permit can be from another state. It's also important to note that a permit is not required if you already have an active out of state drivers license.
    • Safety Education Course
    • Pass a Safe Driving Pratices Test
    • Must have parental consent.
    • Your license must not have been declared to be suspended or revoked.
  • Provisional Instruction Permit (Class C)

    • You must be between 15 and 17 years of age.
    • Must have proof of School enrollment.
    • Must have parental consent.

18 years and over

  • Class C


For complete details and Restrictions and to GET your Oregon drivers license, please SIGN IN HERE

Oregon Drivers Ed

Visit our oregon drivers ed page for more information on Oregon driver education.

Tests Required

  • Vision Screening Test

  • Knowledge Test

  • Behind the Wheel Drive Test

Test requirements vary by age and depending on whether you've previously held a license in another state. 

For complete details and to GET your Oregon license, please SIGN IN HERE


New Driver's License

  • $60.00

Instruction Permit

  • $23.50

Drive Test

  • $9.00

Knowledge Test

  • $5.00


For complete Fees SIGN IN HERE

Documents needed to get your Oregon Drivers License

  • Proof of Full Legal Name

    • A few examples:
      • Marriage Certificate (Government issued)
      • Oregon Driver License
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Legal Presence, Identity and Date of Birth

    • A few examples:
      • Birth Certificate (Government issued)
      • U.S. Passport (must be active)
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • Proof of Oregon Residency

  • For Minors (Under 18)

    • Parent or guardian signature on application
  • Social Security Number

    • A few examples:
      • Social Security Card (photocopies not allowed)
      • State or Federal Tax Document  (photocopies are allowed)
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE
  • For people not born in the U.S. or Non American citizens

    • A few examples:
      • Foreign Passport (must be active)
      • Permanent Resident Card
      • For complete list of items SIGN IN HERE


Oregon DMV Office

Go to your Oregon DMV Office in order to take your required tests. You can use our locator to find the office that is closest to you.

Take the Oregon Drivers License Test

At this point you need to make sure that you have prepared and studied all of the material for the written test. You can find the Oregon Driver Test handbook here

Buy a Car and Get Auto Insurance

Auto insurance is required by law in most states. Click HERE to get started and we'll help you find the lowest rates in your state.

Take the Driving Test

Your last step is to show up to your local Oregon DMV Office and take the driving test.


Other Driver License Topics in the State of Oregon

  • New Driver's License
  • Renew Driver's License
  • Learner's Permit