2015 ORS 807.560¹
Failure to notify department upon change of address or name
  • rules
  • penalty

(1) A person to whom a license or driver permit is issued commits the offense of failure to notify upon change of driver address or name if the person does not notify the Department of Transportation in a manner authorized by the department by rule upon any change of the person’s:

(a) Residence from that noted on the person’s license or driver permit as issued;

(b) Name from that noted on the person’s license or driver permit as issued, including a change of name by marriage; or

(c) Place of employment, if the person is a corrections officer, as provided in ORS 802.253 (Records containing residence address of corrections officer or household member), or an eligible employee, as defined in ORS 802.250 (Records containing residence address of eligible public employee or household member), whose place of employment address is noted on department records in accordance with ORS 802.250 (Records containing residence address of eligible public employee or household member) or 802.253 (Records containing residence address of corrections officer or household member).

(2) Notice required under this section:

(a) Must be given within 30 days of change.

(b) Must be given in person for a change of name.

(3) Failure to notify upon change of driver address or name is a Class D traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §337; 1985 c.563 §8; 1989 c.695 §2; 1991 c.523 §8; 2003 c.129 §3; 2005 c.292 §9]

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute (Ors 482.290)

Require­ment for notifica­tion of address change is applicable only to residents who plan to continue to use their Oregon driver license, and not to per­sons who permanently leave state. Pelay v. Ploog, 281 Or 59, 573 P2d 1229 (1978)

In General

Affirmative de­fense under ORS 811.180 (Affirmative defenses) that defendant had not received notice of suspension was not available to defendant who failed to notify MVD of his new address as re­quired by this sec­tion where defendant was driving in Oregon and continued to hold his Oregon driver license after moving. State v. Hayes, 99 Or App 387, 782 P2d 177 (1989), Sup Ct review denied


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 807—Driving Privileges and Identification Cards, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors807.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 807, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano807.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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