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Sandy DMV Reopens After Nearly Two Years

By Adrian Knowler

Sandy DMV Reopens After Nearly Two Years

The Sandy, Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles office has reopened in a limited capacity after being closed for nearly two years.

The office will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m, according to the Oregon Department of Transportation.

The Sandy office was among a group of offices statewide that were shuttered in 2022 due to staffing shortages and is the last one to reopen, according to officials.

Even with re-opening the Sandy office, DMV officials recommend customers conduct their transactions online.

“We recommend going online to DMV2U,” DMV Administrator Amy Joyce said. “Every time you need a DMV service, see if you can get it done at We’ve added over two dozen services in the past three years.”

Some services, like adding the Real ID option to your license, must be done in person.

Although the department has hired sufficient staff to open the office three days a week, officials say they are still hiring, although no open positions at the Sandy DMV were listed on the state's job board at the time of writing.

“The people working at your local DMV live in your community and could use your help,” said Joyce in a statement.

Hiring and retaining workers has been difficult for the department, according to spokesperson Michelle Godfrey.

“Retention of staff remains a challenge,” Godfrey said in December.

“Salaries have not increased. The customer-facing nature of DMV frontline positions does not allow for remote work and the increasing availability of telework throughout other state agencies and the private sector makes it difficult for DMV to compete for qualified candidates and retain experienced staff.”

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