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Moving Out of State in Oregon

Permanent Moves

Address Change

If you're leaving Oregon permanently, notify the Driver and Motor Vehicle Services Division (DMV) of your change of address within 30 days of the move.

Change your address for free online, or by sending a completed Change of Address Notice for DMV Records (Form 735-6438) to:

  • DMV Headquarters
  • 1905 Lana Ave N.E.
  • Salem, OR 97314

When you receive a driver's license from your new state, your old license will be sent back to the Oregon DMV.

Disability Placards/Permits

A disabled placard or permits must be returned to a DMV office, or send it to:

  • DMV Headquarters
  • 1905 Lana Ave N.E.
  • Salem, OR 97314

License Plates

Though Oregon law does not require you to surrender your license plates, it's still a good idea to protect your identity. The state can also recycle the plates.

Surrender your Oregon license plates once you've obtained plates from your new state. Mail the plates to:

  • DMV Headquarters
  • 1905 Lana Ave N.E.
  • Salem, OR 97314

Insurance

Don't forget to alert your vehicle insurance company about your move.

Temporary Moves

If you're moving outside the state temporarily, alert the DMV of the move if it means a change of residence.

Do this for free online or by sending a completed Change of Address Notice for DMV Records (Form 735-6438) to:

  • DMV Headquarters
  • 1905 Lana Ave N.E.
  • Salem, OR 97314

This will change the address on your license and registration records. The DMV will send you a sticker with your new address to place over the address section of your license. Registration cards with your new address are issued only by request.

Preparing for the Move

Make matters easier by visiting our "New to Your State" section, which gives an overview of driving-related tasks that should be tackled immediately after you settle into your new home.

Military Information

Military members who will be temporarily living outside of Oregon should check out our Drivers in the Military section for important registration and license information regarding their special situation.

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