2013 ORS § 809.280¹
Department procedures following court order of suspension or revocation
  • length of suspension or revocation

(1) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 809.270 (Driver improvement course), the Department of Transportation shall suspend the persons driving privileges. The suspension shall remain in effect until the department is notified by the court that the suspension is ended, except that, if the department is ordered to automatically reinstate the driving privileges upon the successful completion of a program, the department shall do so and shall notify the judge that the person has complied with the order of the judge.

(2) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 809.120 (Court-ordered suspension of registration or driving privileges for weight violation), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges. The suspension shall be for the period ordered by the court. The court may only order suspension for a period not to exceed 90 days.

(3) Upon receipt of a court notice under ORS 809.130 (Suspension or revocation of registration or driving privileges for unsettled judgment) of an unsettled judgment, the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges and, subject to any other requirements of law, reinstate the driving privileges upon appropriate notification from the court under ORS 809.130 (Suspension or revocation of registration or driving privileges for unsettled judgment), except that the department shall only impose the suspension after the department has determined that:

(a) The judgment was rendered against the person;

(b) The judgment has remained unsettled as described in ORS 809.470 (When judgment considered settled for purposes of suspension requirements) for 60 days; and

(c) The judgment continues to be unsettled as described in ORS 809.470 (When judgment considered settled for purposes of suspension requirements).

(4) Upon receipt of a court notice under ORS 419C.472 (Suspension of driving privileges) or 809.220 (Failure to appear), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for an indefinite period. The department shall reinstate driving privileges that have been suspended under this subsection upon notification by the court or upon the elapse of 10 years from the date the traffic offense or violation of ORS 471.430 (Purchase or possession of alcoholic beverages by person under 21) occurred, whichever comes first. The department may not suspend any driving privileges under this subsection for a persons failure to appear on a parking, pedestrian or bicyclist offense.

(5) Upon receipt of a court notice under ORS 810.310 (Use of license as security deposit), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for an indefinite period. The department shall reinstate driving privileges that have been suspended under this subsection upon notification by the court or upon the lapse of 10 years from the date of suspension, whichever comes first.

(6) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 809.260 (Court-ordered suspension of driving privileges for convicted juvenile), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges as follows:

(a) Upon receipt of the first order suspending driving privileges, the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for one year, or until the person reaches 17 years of age, whichever is longer.

(b) Upon receipt of a second or subsequent order suspending driving privileges, the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for one year or until the person reaches 18 years of age, whichever is longer.

(7) If the department receives notice from a court that it has withdrawn an order issued under ORS 809.260 (Court-ordered suspension of driving privileges for convicted juvenile), the department shall immediately reinstate any driving privileges that have been suspended under subsection (6) of this section because of the issuance of the order.

(8) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 165.805 (Misrepresentation of age by a minor) or 471.430 (Purchase or possession of alcoholic beverages by person under 21), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges. The suspension shall be for the period ordered by the court. The court may only order suspension for a period not to exceed one year.

(9) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 809.265 (Suspension for inhalant or controlled substances conviction), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for six months.

(10) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 809.235 (Permanent revocation of driving privileges upon conviction of certain crimes), the department shall permanently revoke the persons driving privileges. The revocation shall remain in effect until the department is notified by a court that the persons driving privileges have been ordered restored.

(11) When a court orders suspension of driving privileges under ORS 811.109 (Penalties for speed violations) (4), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges. The suspension shall be for the period ordered by the court. The court may only order suspension for a period not to exceed 30 days.

(12) When a court orders suspension of driving privileges under ORS 811.109 (Penalties for speed violations) (5), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges. The suspension shall be for the period ordered by the court. The court may only order suspension for not less than 30 days and not more than 90 days.

(13) Upon receipt of a court order under ORS 811.135 (Careless driving), the department shall suspend the persons driving privileges for one year. [1983 c.338 §362; 1985 c.16 §177; 1985 c.597 §23; 1985 c.669 §12; 1987 c.730 §15; 1991 c.835 §4; 1991 c.860 §3; 1993 c.751 §57; 1993 c.761 §3; 1999 c.359 §3; 1999 c.770 §4; 2001 c.817 §8; 2005 c.491 §2; 2007 c.127 §4; 2007 c.784 §4; 2011 c.355 §1; 2013 c.432 §5]

Note: See note under 809.210 (Suspension or restriction of driving privileges for failure to pay fine or obey court order).