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Politics & Government

Oregon DMV Will Make Appointments A Permanent Option

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Karen Richards
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KLCC
Many DMV transactions can be conducted online, saving a trip to the brick-and-mortar facility.

Like many state agencies, the Oregon DMV is getting back to normal in many respects after COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. But one pandemic-inspired change will stick around.

Like many state agencies, the Oregon DMV is getting back to normal in many respects after COVID-19 restrictions have been eased. But one pandemic-inspired change will stick around.

When DMV field offices reopened to the public last year after the first wave of the pandemic, the agency created an appointment system to prevent crowded lobbies. Now that social distancing requirements are no longer in effect, the DMV says you can just show up and hope you get served.

But agency spokesperson David House said many customers have said they enjoy the certainty of having an appointment, and he said that option isn’t going away.

“That’s going to be a permanent choice that Oregonians can make to get their in-person services at DMV,” said House.

House said many transactions such as license renewals can now be done online at DMV2U.Oregon.gov.

Masks are no longer required at the Oregon DMV except during driving tests.