2017 ORS 807.110¹
Contents of license
  • rules

(1) A license issued by the Department of Transportation shall contain all of the following:

(a) The distinguishing number assigned to the person issued the license by the department.

(b) For the purpose of identification, a brief description of the person to whom the license is issued.

(c) The full legal name of the person to whom the license is issued, except that the department may limit the number of characters displayed on the license.

(d) The date of birth of the person to whom the license is issued.

(e) Except as provided for corrections officers in ORS 802.253 (Records containing residence address of corrections officer or household member), eligible employees in ORS 802.250 (Records containing residence address of eligible public employee or household member) or Address Confidentiality Program participants in ORS 192.846 (Records of Department of Transportation), the residence address of the person to whom the license is issued.

(f) Upon request of the person to whom the license is issued, the fact that the person is an anatomical donor.

(g) Upon request of the person to whom the license is issued and presentation of proof, as determined by the department, the fact that the person is a veteran, as defined in ORS 408.225 (Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.237).

(h) Upon order of the juvenile court, the fact that the person to whom the license is issued is an emancipated minor.

(i) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a photograph described in this paragraph. A photograph required under this paragraph shall:

(A) Be a full-faced, color photograph of the person to whom the license is issued;

(B) Be of a size approved by the department; and

(C) Be taken at the time of application for issuance of the license whether the application is for an original license, replacement of a license under ORS 807.160 (Replacement license or permit) or for renewal of a license under ORS 807.150 (Renewal), except that the department, by rule, may allow the applicant to use a photograph already on file with the department.

(j) The class of license issued and any endorsements granted.

(k) The signature of the person to whom the license is issued.

(2) The department may issue a valid license, other than a commercial driver license, without a photograph to an applicant:

(a) Who objects on religious grounds;

(b) Who objects because of the applicant’s facial disfigurement; or

(c) Who is stationed outside of this state while serving in the active military service in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard, and the department does not have an acceptable photograph of the applicant, as determined by the department by rule. This paragraph applies to an applicant who is renewing or replacing a license.

(3) A limited term driver license or a limited term commercial driver license issued under ORS 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) shall indicate:

(a) That it is a limited term driver license; and

(b) The date on which the limited term driver license expires.

(4) The department shall use security procedures, processes and materials in the preparation, manufacture and issuance of any license that prohibit as nearly as possible anyone’s ability to alter, counterfeit, duplicate or modify the license without ready detection. The security features used in the production of the licenses shall provide for:

(a) The authentication of a genuine document in a reasonable time; and

(b) The production of the license only by equipment that requires verification of the identity of the operator of the equipment before a license may be produced. [1983 c.338 §306; 1985 c.16 §127; 1985 c.563 §6; 1985 c.608 §18; 1989 c.636 §22; 1991 c.67 §217; 1991 c.523 §6; 1993 c.751 §39; 2003 c.14 §474; 2005 c.292 §7; 2005 c.775 §7; 2007 c.542 §§5,6; 2008 c.1 §§12,13; 2010 c.61 §1; 2015 c.455 §1; 2017 c.190 §11; 2017 c.306 §8]

Note: The amendments to 807.110 (Contents of license) by section 16a, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2017, become operative July 1, 2020. See section 21, chapter 568, Oregon Laws 2017. The text that is operative on and after July 1, 2020, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

807.110 (Contents of license). (1) A driver license issued by the Department of Transportation shall contain all of the following:

(a) The distinguishing number assigned to the person issued the driver license by the department.

(b) For the purpose of identification, a brief description of the person to whom the driver license is issued.

(c) The full legal name of the person to whom the driver license is issued, except that the department may limit the number of characters displayed on the driver license.

(d) The date of birth and sex of the person to whom the driver license is issued.

(e) Except as provided for corrections officers in ORS 802.253 (Records containing residence address of corrections officer or household member), eligible employees in ORS 802.250 (Records containing residence address of eligible public employee or household member) or Address Confidentiality Program participants in ORS 192.846 (Records of Department of Transportation), the residence address of the person to whom the driver license is issued.

(f) Upon request of the person to whom the driver license is issued, the fact that the person is an anatomical donor.

(g) Upon request of the person to whom the driver license is issued and presentation of proof, as determined by the department, the fact that the person is a veteran, as defined in ORS 408.225 (Definitions for ORS 408.225 to 408.237).

(h) Upon order of the juvenile court, the fact that the person to whom the driver license is issued is an emancipated minor.

(i) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (2) of this section, a photograph described in this paragraph. A photograph required under this paragraph shall:

(A) Be a full-faced, color photograph of the person to whom the driver license is issued;

(B) Be of a size approved by the department; and

(C) Be taken at the time of application for issuance of the driver license whether the application is for an original driver license, replacement of a driver license under ORS 807.160 (Replacement license or permit) or renewal of a driver license under ORS 807.150 (Renewal), except that the department, by rule, may allow the applicant to use a photograph already on file with the department.

(j) The class of driver license issued and any endorsements granted.

(k) The signature of the person to whom the driver license is issued.

(L) If the driver license is not a Real ID, a design differentiating it from a Real ID.

(2) The department may issue a valid driver license, other than a commercial driver license, without a photograph to an applicant:

(a) Who objects on religious grounds;

(b) Who objects because of the applicant’s facial disfigurement; or

(c) Who is stationed outside of this state while serving in the active military service in the Armed Forces of the United States or the National Guard, and the department does not have an acceptable photograph of the applicant, as determined by the department by rule. This paragraph applies to an applicant who is renewing or replacing a driver license.

(3) A limited term driver license or a limited term commercial driver license issued under ORS 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) shall indicate:

(a) That it is a limited term driver license; and

(b) The date on which the limited term driver license expires.

(4) The department shall use security procedures, processes and materials in the preparation, manufacture and issuance of any driver license that prohibit as nearly as possible anyone’s ability to alter, counterfeit, duplicate or modify the driver license without ready detection. The security features used in the production of the driver licenses shall provide for:

(a) The authentication of a genuine document in a reasonable time; and

(b) The production of the driver license only by equipment that requires verification of the identity of the operator of the equipment before a driver license may be produced.

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.