Reinstate Your Driver License

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​Driving Privileges

If your driving privileges have been suspended by the Salem Municipal Court, you will receive a notice from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Your license may be canceled for failure to pay a ticket or fine, and you may have it reinstated through one of the following:

  1. Payment in full. If your license is suspended or is pending suspension you must contact the court directly after paying your case in full.
  2. See a judge to request a payment plan and that ​​the suspension be lifted.

Find more information about what to do if your case is in collections.

The driver is responsible for contacting the DMV to request reinstatement of a license. In order for the DMV to reinstate your license, you must get clearance paperwork from the court. You may pick it up in person. These documents are faxed to the DMV at the end of each day. However, the DMV may take up to three business days to process the paperwork after it is received.

The Oregon DMV revokes driving privileges for many reasons and has additional requirements for getting your license reinstated.​​​

Contact us

Municipal Court
7:00 a.m–5:00 p.m. (lobby)
8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (phone)
555 Liberty ST SE RM 215
Salem OR 97301