Hermiston is one of just six Oregon cities whose Department of Motor Vehicles office will be open for commercial driver tests.
Under the Gov. Kate Brown’s March 23 “Stay Home, Save Lives” Executive Order, only six Oregon DMV offices will be open, by appointment only, for commercial driver knowledge tests and commercial driver license issuance beginning Wednesday, March 25.
Many DMV services remain available through OregonDMV.com and through the mail. With the exception of commercial driver knowledge tests and commercial driver license issuance, no other services will be available at DMV offices.
Limits on public access will be in effect until April 28, unless conditions allow DMV to open more offices sooner.
Commercial drivers essential
Commercial driving privileges are essential for anyone transporting people or goods necessary for the response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
CDL holders and new CDL applicants may schedule an appointment for a knowledge test or commercial driver license issuance by calling their local DMV office phone number, 503-299-9999 in the Portland area, or 503-945-5000 elsewhere.
Offices open for CDL appointments:
- Baker City
- North Salem
- Southeast Portland (8710 SE Powell Blvd.)
To schedule a CDL drive test, you must use a private third-party CDL tester business.
Grace period for passenger car licenses and vehicle registration
The Department of Transportation has partnered with Oregon law enforcement agencies to exercise discretion in their enforcement of driver licenses, vehicle registrations and trip permits that expire during the COVID-19 emergency.
Oregon State Police, Oregon Association of Chiefs of Police, and Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association have agreed to support a grace period for enforcing expired credentials.
Transactions falling within this request include the following that could expire during the COVID-19 emergency:
- Driver license and identification cards
- Passenger vehicle registrations
- Commercial vehicle registrations
- Trip permits and temporary registrations
- Disabled parking permits
Until the emergency is over, Oregon law enforcement agencies and associations have agreed to exercise flexibility and discretion when reviewing driver licenses, ID cards, and vehicle registrations during this time of public health emergency.