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Why We Need Your SSN

Social Security Number Required By Law

42 United States Code (USC) 666(a)(13)

(13) Recording of social security numbers in certain family matters -

Procedures requiring that the social security number of-

(A) any applicant for a professional license, driver's license, occupational license, recreational license, or marriage license be recorded on the application;

(B) any individual who is subject to a divorce decree, support order, or paternity determination or acknowledgment be placed in the records to the matter; and

(C) any individual who has died be placed in the records relating to the death and be recorded on the death certificate.

For purposes of subparagraph (A); if a State allows use of a number other than the social security number to be used on the face document while the social security number is kept on file at the agency, the State shall so advise any applicants.

Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 25.785

(1) Any state agency, board or commission that is authorized to issue an occupational, professional, recreational or driver license, certification, permit or registration subject to suspension under ORS 25.750 to 25.783 shall require that individual's Social Security number be recorded on an application for, or form for renewal of, a license, certification, permit or registration and to the maximum extent feasible shall include the Social Security number in automated databases containing information about the individual.

(2) A state agency, board or commission described in subsection (1) of this section may accept a written statement from an individual who has not been issued a Social Security number by the United States Social Security Administration to fulfill the requirement in subsection (1) of this section.

(3) An individual may not submit to a state agency, board or commission a written statement described in subsection (2) of this section knowing the statement to be false. [1997 c.746 117; 1999 c.80 93; 2003 c.610 1]