Oregon DMV extends grace period for expired tags


3-month grace period without a citation, officials said

A sample Oregon driver license, as seen on the DMV site, December 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — If your vehicle registration, permit or driver’s license expires between November 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021, you’ve got a 3-month grace period to renew without getting cited.

The extra time will allow the Oregon DMV to catch up with a COVID-19 backlog, officials said Tuesday.

So if you’re driving with an expired plate or license, Oregon police “will exercise more discretion for recently expired licenses and registration” before deciding whether to write a ticket. But they can and will verify the status of a driver or registration during a stop.

DMV offices are open by appointment. As the backlog lightens, more DMW services will be available by appointment, but it’s not known when walk-in services will resume.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Twitter News Widget

Trending Stories

Virus Outbreak Navy Ship
February 01 2022 03:20 pm