How to Replace a Lost Oregon Driver’s License

You can replace your Oregon driver’s license with a $26 check and a quick visit to the DMV.
Written by Joshua Levy
Reviewed by Jessica Barrett
Updated on Mar 23, 2023
Replacing your lost Oregon driver’s license is as easy as answering a few security questions on the DMV website, paying the $26 replacement fee, and waiting for the DMV to send your new license. 
Even though replacing your license is easy, losing it can feel like a big deal. You can’t drive without a valid license, meaning you’re stranded until you can get a new one. Apply for a new license as soon as possible to make sure you’re back on the road within a few weeks.
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How to replace a lost driver’s license in Oregon

No matter what happened to your license, you won’t be able to drive until you get a new one. That’s why the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) has made the license replacement process easier than ever. Here are the best ways to replace your license in Oregon.

Replacing a lost Oregon license online

To get a new Oregon driver’s license online, go to the
DMV website
, answer the security questions, and pay the $26 replacement fee. From there, just sit back and wait for the DMV to send your new license to you by mail.
You should also get an online receipt for your license replacement, which you can use as proof of valid driving privileges in the interim. That means you can hit the road before your license arrives, so long as you bring the receipt with you. But remember that the receipt is not valid government identification.
Unfortunately, it takes about two to three weeks to get a new license by mail, so you’ll need to get by without it until then.

Replacing a lost Oregon license in person

Of course, replacing your license online only works if all the information is staying the same. If you’re planning to change your name, for example, you’ll need to do it in person. Luckily, you can follow these simple steps to replace your Oregon ID in person:
  • Make an appointment at a local DMV office
  • Bring proof of identification, such as a birth certificate or passport
  • Pay the $26 license fee
Once they’ve filed your paperwork, the DMV will give you a temporary card to act as proof of driving privileges. While this allows you to drive legally, it does not qualify as a legal ID.
From there, the DMV will mail your card to your current address. You should receive it within two to three weeks.

What if you lose your Oregon license out of state?

Suppose you lose your license out of state. Can you still apply for a replacement? In short, you can apply for a new Oregon license from out of state so long as you have a picture on file with the DMV. 
If you do, you can use any of the following methods to apply:
  • Call the DMV: You can reach the DMV at (503) 945-5000 to request a valid-with-previous-photo (VWPP) packet, which you can fill out and turn in by mail to request a new license.
  • Apply online: Simply navigate to the
    DMV inquiry/request form
    and explain your situation. An agent should send you the VWPP packet and any relevant information you’ll need to apply.
  • Send a mail request: Finally, you can request a VWPP packet by mail.
Once you have the VWPP packet, applying for your new license is easy. Just fill out the forms, write a check or money order to the Oregon DMV for $26, and mail everything to the following address:
DMV Headquarters 1905 Lana Ave NE Salem, OR 97314
After the DMV receives your request, they’ll process it straight away. You should get your new license within a few weeks of the DMV receiving your application.

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