Prineville DMV closed Tuesday


NOTE: Updated at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 15

Sept. 15, 2020

The Prineville DMV office closed at 10 a.m. Tuesday due to air quality measurements this morning.

DMV call centers and most offices including headquarters in Salem will be closed again Tuesday because of hazardous indoor air quality. Some offices may reopen during the day or later this week when air quality improves.

Due to heavy wildfire smoke affecting nearly every part of the state, air conditions are not safe for customers and employees inside most DMV buildings. Air quality outdoors and driving conditions are so hazardous that the safest option for Oregonians who are not evacuating is to stay indoors.

DMV call centers may not reopen until later this week or next week. When they reopen they may not be fully staffed. Even fully staffed, they are already very busy due to the COVID-19 backlog.

If you have an appointment this week, and your office is closed, the appointment must be rescheduled. DMV will contact you to reschedule your appointment.

We apologize for the short notice. Few staff are available to call customers to cancel appointments, so we are emailing customers whose appointments are canceled. Please check your email.

If you have a DMV appointment this week or even next week, please check your office’s status at before you go. is open 24/7 for services that can be done online.


For DMV media inquiries only contact: David House, 503-945-5270 and leave a voice message or email




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