2017 ORS 807.140¹
Notice prior to expiration
  • exceptions
  • effect of failure to notify
  • records

(1) Before the expiration of any license or a license with an endorsement under the vehicle code, the Department of Transportation shall notify the person to whom the license was issued of the approaching expiration. Within a reasonable time prior to the expiration date, the notice shall be mailed to the person to whom the license was issued at the address shown in the files maintained by the department.

(2) The department is not required to notify the person of an approaching expiration if the person’s license has been suspended, canceled or revoked or if the person has failed to notify the department of a change of address as required under ORS 807.560 (Failure to notify department upon change of address or name).

(3) Notwithstanding subsection (1) of this section, the department is not required to notify the person of an approaching expiration if the person received a limited term driver license, limited term commercial driver license, limited term driver permit, limited term commercial learner driver permit or limited term identification card under ORS 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) for a period of less than one year.

(4) Failure to receive a notice of expiration from the department is not a defense to a charge of driving with an expired license. However, the court may dismiss the charge if the person renews the license before the scheduled court appearance.

(5) The department’s responsibility to maintain records concerning notice under this section is as provided under ORS 802.210 (Records of notices of approaching expiration of registration or license not required). [1983 c.338 §309; 1985 c.16 §130; 1985 c.597 §9; 1993 c.751 §41; 2003 c.14 §476; 2009 c.258 §2; 2017 c.306 §9]

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.
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