- IMPORTANT NOTE:
What is Photo Enforcement?
- Do NOT sign up for this class if any of the following information is incorrect on your citation: First name, Last name, Middle name, Date of Birth, if the order of your name is wrong, if the driver licence number is wrong, if you are not the registered owner of the vehicle or if your citation was in a rental car or work vehicle and has not been re-issued in your name. However, if your citation does not include a middle name or birth date, you are still welcome to sign up for this class.
Please contact a representative of the Portland Police Bureau Traffic Division at 503-823-2150. They will make a determination on whether you are eligible or not to take the class.
How to know if I qualify:
- This class is held in place of your court date to help inform you about traffic laws. By taking this course, you are no longer required to pay for your speeding ticket or attend your court date. Now you will pay for the cost of the class instead and attend a one and half hour course in place of your court date. This class is not free. If you have a speeding ticket, the class is $125 and if you have a red-light ticket, the class is $225. The benefit is that you pay this discounted cost instead of your citation fee and the citation will no longer appear on your record. You do have to pay for this class in advance in order to secure your spot in the class. If you cannot pay with debit or credit card, please see check options at the very bottom.
(Please also note: You will not be refunded for having taken this class. If you choose to pay for this class instead of your citation, you will not be reimbursed however, the citation will not be reported to the DMV.)
To qualify for Photo enforcement, the following must apply:
The spelling of the first and last name is incorrect OR the price of the citation says $0.00.
- -No speeding ticket or red-light tickets (in the state of Oregon only) for the last THREE years. There are no exceptions to this rule. (Out of state tickets to do not apply.)
-You must be a licensed driver, with a legal driver license.
-The citation was issued in your FIRST and LAST name.
-You are the registered owner of the vehicle.
-You have not previously taken this class within the last three years.
-You take this class up to two weeks before your scheduled court date.
I’m unsure if I’ve received another speeding citation in the last three years in the state of Oregon. What should I do?
- You cannot sign up for the class. If any of the information on your citation is incorrect, you will need to call the Portland Police Traffic Division and have your citation taken care of with them. The number to call is: (503)-823-2150
How long do I have to take the class?
- Please call the DMV at 503-299-9999 and request your three-year driving record over the phone. If you have had another speeding or red-light ticket in the last three years, you are disqualified from taking this class. No other type of violations will disqualify you form this class.
Why is there a fee? What does it mean when it says, 'The fee will be waived.' Will I get my money back?
- You must pay for and attend Photo Enforcement between the time you received the citation in the mail and up to two weeks before your court date. If you pass that window and your court date is within the next two weeks, we cannot give you permission to take our course. Our office cannot give you an extension for this. There are no exceptions to this rule.
To reschedule, cancel a class or to receive a refund for any reason:
- Photo Enforcement class is offered at a discounted rate, in place of the citation fee. The money that you pay for this class, will not be refunded after you have attended class. Essentially, you are paying for and attending the Photo Enforcement class instead of paying for the citation and attending your court date. Once you have attended the Photo Enforcement class, the citation will not appear on your record and you do not have to take any further steps.
The ticket came in someone else's name, but I was the one driving the car.
- If you have missed your scheduled class date, want to reschedule or if you need a refund, call (971-701-0331) or email us (email@example.com) to be rescheduled. We will be happy to reschedule you so long as you are still within two weeks of your court date and not passed that window. If you signed up for class but can no longer attend, we can refund you back to the card that you paid with however, there is a $15 processing fee applied to all refunds.
How do I register?
- If the citation was not issued in your name or you are not the registered owner of the vehicle, please have the registered owner of the vehicle fill out the CERTIFICATE OF INNOCENCE and return that to the courts. You will receive a follow up warning letter. If your name is not on the citation or you are not the registered owner of the vehicle: You cannot take this class. If you still sign up for this class and want a refund after, there is a $15 processing fee for every refund.
I will need an interpreter.
- To register for a Photo Enforcement class, you will want to log on to the website www.pdxdrivers.com and select a button that corresponds with your citation type: Speeding citation or Red-light citation. On the following screen, you will be directed to a calendar where you can pick out a class date then proceed through the enrollment process. PLEASE NOTE: This class is not free. You will be prompted to pay for this class, this class is paid in place of your citation. Once you are all enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email.
I can't find dates for next month's class or any other months.
- If you need an interpreter, you can still enroll into a class. You will want to contact our office by phone or email after you have registered and inform us of what class you are enrolled in so that we can make sure to provide you with a computer to follow along class with that has translation options. PLEASE NOTE: This class is lecture only, there are no tests involved. If you need an ASL interpreter, please let us know at least 7 days in advance so that we can schedule an interpreter to be at class.
Where is the Photo Enforcement class held?
- We only post three class dates at a time. What you see posted currently is not all that there will be. If you refer to our website at a later time, we post new class dates every Monday and Wednesday.
I have completed the course, now what?
- You will receive a confirmation email with the address and a link with a site map when you sign up as well. The class is held at:
Multnomah University Bradley Hall, room # 1
8435 NE Glisan Street
Portland OR, 97220
This address can also be found on our home page.
The email will also ask you to appear at class thirty minutes before class starts, if you are more than ten minutes late, you will be asked to reschedule.
Also, please have your citation and photo identification with you.
If you send in your address only to our comment box, you will receive an auto-reply with directions:
- Once you have successfully completed the Photo Enforcement Traffic Safety class, you are no longer required to take any further steps. From here, the courts will be informed of your attendance and your citation will not appear on your driving record. PLEASE NOTE: If the courts have instructed you to take your class certificate to a later scheduled court date, then this will be your final step.
No debit or credit card:
- Hello, you have sent a message with no question to our questions box. If you do not have any questions, please feel free to log back on to our home page to register. To register for a Photo Enforcement class, you will want to log on to the website www.pdxdrivers.com and select a button that responds to your citation type. If you do not pay for this class online, you are not enrolled in the class.
- If you do not have a debit or credit card, you can send a check with your first and last name and your phone number attached to our main office in Keizer. When we receive your check in the mail, we will call you immediately and get you enrolled over the phone. Please see our 'Contact Us' portion of our website to find our Keizer office address.
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