2017 ORS 807.220¹
Emergency driver permit
  • fees

(1) The Department of Transportation shall provide for the issuance of emergency driver permits in a manner consistent with this section.

(2) Except as otherwise provided in this section an emergency driver permit is subject to the fees, provisions, conditions, prohibitions and penalties applicable to a Class C license.

(3) The following apply to an emergency driver permit:

(a) The department may issue an emergency driver permit to a person 14 years of age or older.

(b) The department shall place restrictions on the permit that designate the routes over which the permit is valid. The department shall designate routes it determines necessary from the facts creating the emergency.

(c) The permit shall only be issued if the department is satisfied that an emergency exists that requires operation of a motor vehicle by the applicant.

(d) The department may establish a form for the permit that differs from the form required for a license.

(e) The only fee required for issuance of the permit is the emergency driver permit fee under ORS 807.370 (License, endorsement and permit fees).

(f) The department may establish a period for the expiration of the permit that coincides with the end of the emergency that is the basis for the permit.

(g) The department shall cancel the permit if the department determines that the holder of the permit has operated a motor vehicle over any highway or for any purpose other than one approved under the permit.

(h) If an emergency driver permit is canceled, the person issued the permit is ineligible to be issued another emergency driver permit for a period of one year.

(i) In addition to any other application requirements for the emergency driver permit, the applicant must obtain the endorsement on the application of the sheriff of the county in which the applicant resides.

(4) The department may issue an emergency driver permit, if the person qualifies for the permit, to a person whose driving privileges are suspended under ORS 809.280 (Department procedures following court order of suspension or revocation) because the department has received an order suspending driving privileges under ORS 809.260 (Court-ordered suspension of driving privileges of juvenile). In addition to other emergencies, a situation that leaves the applicant with no alternative means to travel to and from school is an emergency for purposes of a permit issued under this subsection. [1983 c.338 §322; 1985 c.16 §140; 1985 c.174 §10; 1985 c.608 §26; 1987 c.262 §1; 1989 c.636 §27; 2001 c.410 §4; 2003 c.14 §479; 2005 c.59 §5; 2011 c.355 §2]

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.