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POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Griffin-Valade Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.30 Towing & Disposition of Vehicles
16.30.220 Towing Without Prior Notice.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 165980, 170912, 176352, and 176442, effective May 1, 2002.) Any authorized officer may, without prior notice, order a vehicle towed, when:

A. The vehicle is impeding or likely to impede the normal flow of vehicular or pedestrian traffic;

B. The vehicle is illegally parked in a conspicuously posted restricted space, zone, or traffic lane where parking is limited to designated classes of vehicles or is prohibited in excess of a designated time period, or during certain hours, or on designated days, or at any time and place the vehicle is interfering or reasonably likely to interfere with the intended use of such a space, zone, or traffic lane;

C. The vehicle is parked in front of a rural-type mailbox and has been cited within the previous 30 days for violation of Section 16.20.130 E;

D. The vehicle poses an immediate danger to the public safety;

E. The vehicle is illegally parked within 10 feet of a fire hydrant.

F. A police officer reasonably believes that the vehicle is stolen;

G. A police officer reasonably believes that the vehicle or its contents constitute evidence of any offense, if such towing is reasonably necessary to obtain or preserve such evidence;

H. The vehicle was in possession of a person taken into custody by a law enforcement officer and no other reasonable disposition of the vehicle is available;

I. The vehicle is parked or stopped in violation of 16.20.120 A and the vehicle alarm system disturbs, injures, or endangers, or is likely to disturb, injure, or endanger, the peace, quiet, comfort, repose, health, or safety of the public or any person; or

J. The vehicle is in the possession of a person arrested for any felony traffic offense, as defined by Oregon Revised Statutes.

K. A police officer has probable cause to believe that the vehicle’s operator has committed any of the following offenses:

1. Driving uninsured (ORS 806.010);

2. Driving while suspended or revoked (ORS 811.175 or ORS 811.182);

3. Operating a vehicle without driving privileges or in violation of license restrictions (ORS 807.010) and the operator’s license has been expired for 60 days or more, or that the operator has not had a valid driver’s license within the previous 60 days.

4. Driving while under the influence of intoxicants (ORS 813.010);

5. Fleeing or attempt to elude police officer (ORS 811.540);

6. Speed racing on highway (ORS 811.125); or

7. Reckless driving (ORS 811.140).

L. A police officer has probably cause to believe that the vehicle has been used or is possessed for the purpose of being used to commit or conceal the commission of one or more of these offenses:

1. Prostitution (ORS 167.007), Promoting prostitution (ORS 167.012), or Compelling prostitution (ORS 167.017) or any attempt, solicitation or conspiracy of one of these offenses; or

2. Unlawful delivery of imitation controlled substance (ORS 475.991), Unlawful possession, delivery, or manufacture of controlled substance (OR 472.992), Unlawful distribution of controlled substance to minors (ORS 475.995), Unlawful manufacture or delivery of controlled substance within 1,000 feet of school (ORS 475.999), or any attempt, solicitation, or conspiracy of one of these offenses.