To request a motorcycle license renewal in Oregon, drivers must renew their regular driver’s license carrying the M endorsement. All bike license renewal requests are processed by the Driver and Motor Vehicle (DMV) Services division of the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). Because of how endorsements and restrictions are set up by the DMV, drivers do not usually hold individual licenses but instead add motorcycle privileges to their existing driver’s license. As such, renewing motorcycle privileges requires the driver to renew all of his or her vehicle privileges.

If necessary, OR drivers can renew a motorcycle permit to extend the permit holders chance to practice riding before taking the state exams. The process to renew a permit is generally the same as the process to renew a full motorcycle license. In Oregon, motorcycle drivers can renew their licenses by visiting a DMV licensing office in person with the necessary application material. All application must be accompanied by the appropriate application fees to be processed as well. Read on to learn more about renewing licenses and permits for motorcycle drivers in Oregon.

When to Renew a Motorcycle License in Oregon

Renewing a motorcycle license is required every eight years in Oregon. The DMV welcomes requests to renew a motorcycle endorsement and license up to one year before the document’s expiration date. OR drivers can renew their licenses up to one year after the license has expired without taking any additional steps. Drivers who are members of the military have up to six months after returning to Oregon from out of state to renew their license without penalty.

Eligibility for Motorcycle License Renewal in Oregon

To meet motorcycle renewal requirements in Oregon, the DMV expects drivers to submit a full application packet in person. Applicants submitting an application to renew a bike license will have to renew their entire driver’s license with all of its driving privileges. Drivers can renew their license and motorcycle endorsement at any point from one year before the date of expiration to one year afterwards without having to retake any of the state’s knowledge or skills-based exams.

When Oregon drivers renew a motorcycle license, they should be prepared to provide adequate proof of their identity and residency in Oregon. OR drivers must be at least 16 years of age to have a license with a motorcycle endorsement or renew a license. Minors with driving permits must be at least 15 years of age to ask for a renewal.

The DMV requires all drivers applying to renew a motorcycle endorsement who are U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents and others legally working in the country to provide their valid Social Security Number (SSN). All documents submitted to the DMV must be originals to be accepted. The Oregon DMV reserves the right to refuse any document whose validity is questionable or ask for additional verification material at the discretion of the state.

Required Documents

Documents required to renew a motorcycle license and that must be provided in original format to the DMV in Oregon include:

  • An Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card form, completed and signed
  • One proof of identity from the following documents:
    • A driver’s license, permit or I.D. issued in Oregon and expired for a maximum of one year
    • A driver’s license, permit or I.D. issued in another U.S. state or territory or by the U.S. Department of State and expired for a maximum of one year
    • A U.S. or Canada-issued birth certificate
    • Any type of U.S. Military ID Card, Common Access ID Card issued by the U.S. Armed Forces or the U.S. Uniform Services ID and Privileges Card
    • An Oregon Concealed Weapon Permit/Concealed Handgun License
  • One proof of Oregon residency, such as:
    • Documents issued by financial institutions, like banks
    • Any document permitted as proof of lawful presence in the U.S.
    • A verbal statement from any person living at your same residency who can show proof of address
    • A Bill or receipt of payment for utility bills like those for water, gas, electricity, trash pick up, etc.
    • W-2 or 1099 tax forms, Paychecks or paystubs
    • A vehicle title or registration card issued by the OR DMV
    • Documents issued by insurance providers, such as your home or auto insurance policy
    • A marriage certificate or license issued in the U.S.
    • An Oregon Concealed Weapon Permit/Concealed Handgun License
    • Any document provided to the driver by an educational institution
    • An OR voter notification card or Selective Service card
    • An County Corrections Proof of Identity/Date of Birth letter
  • Proof of legal name change from one of the following documents (if applicable):
    • A marriage certificate or license issued in the U.S.
    • A Domestic Partnership recorded by the office of Oregon Vital Statistics
    • A record of Domestic Partnership issued outside of Oregon
    • A divorce decree or order for the dissolution or annulment of a marriage issued in the U.S.
    • A death certificate of a spouse demonstrating your familial connection

Instances When You Cannot Renew Your Motorcycle License in Oregon

In order to renew an M1 license in Oregon, the license can’t be more than one year expired. Drivers with a motorcycle license expired for longer than one year will have to submit additional application material and retake the state’s knowledge and skills-based exams. If a driver’s license is suspended or revoked, the driver will have to apply for a new license by visiting the DMV in person.

How to Renew a Oregon Motorcycle License in Person

To renew a motorcycle license in Oregon in person, drivers are required to visit a nearby DMV licensing office with all of the necessary application material. Some locations may allow local drivers to schedule a bike license renewal application submission before heading in. Drivers can choose where to renew a motorcycle license in person from several DMV locations across the state.

OR drivers can take the following steps to submit a bike license renewal application to the DMV:

  1. Print out the Application for Driving Privileges or ID Card Complete and sign it. Minors must include a parent signature.
  2. Gather the necessary I.D., proof of Oregon residency and any other documentation that is necessary depending on your situation.
  3. Prepare the necessary application fees. If unsure of acceptable payment methods, inquire beforehand.
  4. Bring the application, supporting material and payment to your nearest DMV licensing office. Submit your complete application packet.
  5. Retake the state’s vision exam, if 50 years of age or older.
  6. Take a new license photo.
  7. The DMV will issue you a card to act as a temporary license while you wait for your permanent renewed license to be mailed to the address you included on the application.

How to Renew a Motorcycle Permit in Oregon

Drivers who are learning how to driver can renew a OR motorcycle permit expired for less than one year by resubmitting an application to the DMV. To apply for a motorcycle permit renewal, drivers must follow the same basic steps as drivers requesting a renewal license. If the permit is not expired or been expired for less than one year, the driver will not be required to take the state’s knowledge or skills-based exams to renew. All drivers must be at least 16 years of age to qualify for a learner’s permit.

Oregon Motorcycle License Renewal Costs

How much does it cost to renew a motorcycle license in Oregon? The amount of the OR motorcycle license renewal fee depends on the duration of the document’s validity and class type.

Drivers can expect to pay the following fees for renewing a license or permit:

  • Renewal of Class C Driver’s License with Motorcycle Endorsement : $68
  • Renewal of Class C Driver’s License with Motorcycle Endorsement (limited validity) : $38
  • Renewal of Learner’s Instruction Permit for Motorcycle s: $23
Last updated on Wednesday, March 6 2019.

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