Nearly all DMV offices open for appointments Tuesday


Feb. 16, 2021

SALEM – Nearly all DMV offices are open Tuesday after the holiday weekend storm’s impacts on electric power service and on travel conditions. Some offices may experience intermittent power or computer network interruptions due to the impacts of the storm.

These DMV offices are closed Tuesday morning until power can be restored and any other storm impacts are resolved:

  • Dallas
  • Gladstone
  • Stayton
  • Woodburn

One of DMV’s three call centers also is closed due to lack of power. Please expect long telephone wait times if you try to call DMV.

If the DMV office where you have an appointment is closed due to inclement weather or lack of power, DMV staff will contact you in the next few business days to reschedule your appointment for the soonest possible date. If you have an appointment this week, you can get more information:

  • Check to see if your office is closed.
  • Check your email in case DMV has sent you a message if your office is closed.
  • If DMV must cancel your appointment, we will contact you over the next few business days to reschedule your appointment for the soonest available slot. You may receive a call from DMV which could be coming from a blocked number, please be sure to answer your phone or check your voicemail.


Three-month grace period

Oregon residents with a vehicle registration, permit or driver license expiring between Nov. 1, 2020, and April 30, 2021, have up to three months after their expiration date without being cited by law enforcement for an expired license or tags.

If your registration, permit or license is due to expire soon and your appointment is canceled, you will be covered by the grace period until your rescheduled appointment.

More information on accessing DMV services:


DMV2U is open 24/7

DMV is adding services available online. Whenever you need a DMV service, first check online to see if you can get it from home or how to make an appointment at


Road conditions

The safest travel tip is to avoid driving if possible. If you need to drive anywhere during the storms, be sure to check road conditions first at



For DMV media inquiries only contact: David House at  or 503-945-5270.