Gender X Driver's Licenses and State IDs (Driver and Motor Vehicles Division)

Mackenzie Farkus filed this request with the Driver and Motor Vehicles Division of Oregon.
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From: Mackenzie Farkus

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Oregon Public Records Law, I hereby request the following records:

All materials on or related to Gender X driver's licenses and state IDs. This includes, but is not limited to, the following records:

•Emails containing the keywords "Gender X," "transgender," "intersex," "Two-Spirit," "gender identity," and "sexual identification" from the first issuance date of Gender X driver's licenses and state IDs
•Marketing materials such as brochures, pamphlets, cards, etc.
•Any policy directives, guidance documents, memorandum, training materials, or similar records
•Revenue made off of Gender X driver's licenses and state IDs, and/or the total number of people with Gender X driver's licenses and state IDs

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days.


Mackenzie Farkus

From: Driver and Motor Vehicles Division


I’m David House, PIO for DMV and Motor Carrier divisions at the Oregon Department of Transportation. We ask that all public records requests submit their request using an ODOT form so that we can clarify exactly what you need and track how quickly we get it to you.

Please use the ODOT form, not the DMV form, because you are requesting statistical and policy information, rather than personal information such as individuals’ driver records: Please start here:

One way I can help you speed this up is that Oregon’s terminology is “non-specified” gender, which we designate with an X on a driver license or ID card and in the holder’s record.

Also, in case it helps, I happen to have a recent count – as of Feb. 1, 2019, there were 3,030 card holders with the non-specified designation.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

David House
DMV / Motor Carrier Public Affairs

From: Mackenzie Farkus

Hi David,

Thanks for letting me know about using the ODOT form and giving me some info on how many people have the non-specified designation on their licenses/IDs. I really appreciate it!

Mackenzie Farkus

From: Driver and Motor Vehicles Division

You’re welcome! After you submit the form, you should hear from someone at ODOT.

From: Driver and Motor Vehicles Division


Lauren Mulligan tried to email this information last week, but it was returned as undeliverable to this address. So I'm trying the original email address you contacted me with...

David House

DMV / Motor Carrier Public Affairs

From: Driver and Motor Vehicles Division

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[oregon department of transportation]
Trucking Advisory

Legal waivers help keep commercial drivers on road

For more information: (503) 373-0000, option 1 for information about over-dimension loads; (503) 378-6699 for information about registration services

April 1, 2020

SALEM -- The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and Oregon DMV have taken steps to help keep the holders of commercial driver licenses (CDL) and commercial learner permits (CLP) on the road during the COVID-19 response.

DMV is continuing to provide CLP knowledge tests and first-time CDL issuances by appointment only at six offices across Oregon.

Effective immediately:

* All Oregon CDLs expiring between March 1, 2020, and June 29, 2020, now expire on June 30, 2020.
* All Oregon commercial learner permits (CLPs) expiring between March 1, 2020, and June 29, 2020, now expire on June 30, 2020.
* All Oregon CLP holders are eligible to take the CDL skills test without regard to the 14-day waiting period.
* All Oregon CDL holders and CLP holders whose medical certification expired on or after March 1, 2020, retain medical qualification until June 30, 2020, if the medical examiner certificate was issued for 90 days or more.

FMCSA waiver in Oregon:

* DMV will not cancel commercial driving privileges for expired medical examiner certificates, if the medical examiner certificate was valid on or after March 1, 2020, for a period in excess of 90 days.
* DMV will grant an additional 90-day grace period before cancelling commercial driving privileges for expiring security background checks for hazmat endorsement holders. This reflects guidance from FMCSA and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Scheduling an appointment at DMV:

CLP holders and new applicants may schedule an appointment for a knowledge test or commercial driver license issuance by calling their local DMV office phone number, 503-299-9999 in the Portland area, or 503-945-5000 elsewhere.

Offices open for CDL appointments:

* Baker City
* Bend
* Hermiston
* Medford
* North Salem
* Southeast Portland (8710 SE Powell Blvd.)

Scheduling CDL drive tests:

To schedule a CDL drive test, you must use a private third-party CDL tester business.
How to schedule a CDL drive test:

More on FMCSA waiver:

The FMCSA granted a waiver<> of some CDL requirements of 49 U.S. Code §31315(d)<>.


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For help determining authorized alternate routes, contact the agency’s Over Dimension Permit Unit, (503) 373-0000, Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For current construction and travel information, visit<> or dial 511.

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