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Title 16 Vehicles and Traffic
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Chapter 16.10 Administrative Provisions (view all)


Chapter 16.20 Public Right-of-Way Parking (view all)
- 16.20.001 Purpose.
- 16.20.100 General Parking Methods.
- 16.20.110 Generally.
- 16.20.120 Prohibited Parking or Stopping of a Vehicle.
- 16.20.130 Prohibited in Specified Places.
- 16.20.150 Prohibited Practices.
- 16.20.160 Use of Streets in Lieu of Off street Parking or Storage Prohibited.
- 16.20.170 Storing Property on Street Prohibited.
- 16.20.190 Successive Violations.
- 16.20.200 Regulated Parking Zones.
- 16.20.201 Purpose.
- 16.20.203 Regulated Parking Zone Designations.
- 16.20.205 Enforcement of Regulated Parking Zones.
- 16.20.210 No Parking Zones.
- 16.20.213 No Stopping or Parking Zone.
- 16.20.215 Theater Zone.
- 16.20.220 Truck Loading Zones.
- 16.20.230 Bus Zone.
- 16.20.235 Tri-Met Bus Zone.
- 16.20.240 Taxi Zone.
- 16.20.250 Disabled Person/Wheelchair User Zone.
- 16.20.260 Time Zones.
- 16.20.270 Carpool Zone.
- 16.20.280 Official/Reserved Zones.
- 16.20.400 Metered Parking Zones.
- 16.20.401 Purpose.
- 16.20.405 Enforcement of Metered Parking Spaces.
- 16.20.410 Administration of Meters, City of Portland Owned and Operated Property.
- 16.20.420 Determination of Meter District Boundaries.
- 16.20.430 Meter Time (on City of Portland Right-of-Way).
- 16.20.431 City of Portland Owned or Operated Property.
- 16.20.440 Meter Fees.
- 16.20.445 Pay Stations.
- 16.20.450 Obstruction of Meters.
- 16.20.460 Parking Space Reservation.
- 16.20.470 Injury to or Theft From Meters; Unauthorized Possession of Implements, Invalid Receipt.
- 16.20.500 General Parking Permits.
- 16.20.501 Purpose.
- 16.20.503 Current Approval Required Before Use.
- 16.20.505 All Traffic Laws Apply to Permit Holder.
- 16.20.510 Construction Area Permit.
- 16.20.520 Maintenance Hood Permit.
- 16.20.530 Temporary Truck Loading Area Permit.
- 16.20.540 Angle Loading Permit.
- 16.20.550 Travel Lane Parking Permit.
- 16.20.560 Special Use Permit.
- 16.20.595 Improper Use.
- 16.20.600 Vehicle Parking Permits.
- 16.20.601 Purpose.
- 16.20.603 Current Approval Required Before Use.
- 16.20.605 All Traffic Laws Apply to Permit Holder.
- 16.20.610 Media Permit.
- 16.20.620 Commercial Permit.
- 16.20.621 Disabled Resident Permit.
- 16.20.622 Disabled Employee Permit.
- 16.20.630 Delivery Permit.
- 16.20.640 Disabled Person Placard – Metered Districts.
- 16.20.641 Disabled Person Placard – Non-Metered Regulated Parking Zone.
- 16.20.645 Wheelchair User Disabled Person Parking Placard.
- 16.20.650 Government Permit.
- 16.20.660 Nonprofit Permit.
- 16.20.670 Carpool Permit for Metered Parking.
- 16.20.675 Carpool Zone Permit.
- 16.20.680 Other Permit.
- 16.20.695 Improper Use.
- 16.20.800 Area Parking Permit Program.
- 16.20.801 Purpose.
- 16.20.810 Definitions.
- 16.20.830 Area Eligibility.
- 16.20.840 Process.
- 16.20.850 Program Administration.
- 16.20.860 Violation and Enforcement.
- 16.20.900 City Owned Parking Garages.
- 16.20.910 Rules of Conduct.
- 16.20.920 Garage Parking Rates


Chapter 16.30 Towing & Disposition of Vehicles (view all)
- 16.30.001 Purpose.
- 16.30.100 Authority to Tow Vehicles and Establish Hearing Procedures.
- 16.30.200 Vehicle Towing.
- 16.30.210 When a Vehicle May be Towed.
- 16.30.220 Towing Without Prior Notice.
- 16.30.225 Towing with 24 Hour or 72 Hour Notice.
- 16.30.230 When Notice Required Before Towing.
- 16.30.240 Towing upon Order of Circuit Court.
- 16.30.300 Notice of Vehicle Tow.
- 16.30.310 Notice Prior to Tow.
- 16.30.320 Notice After Vehicle Tow.
- 16.30.340 Unidentifiable Vehicle.
- 16.30.350 Notice to Contest Tow When Vehicle Claimed.
- 16.30.400 Tow Hearing Procedure.
- 16.30.410 Request for Hearing.
- 16.30.420 Hearing Procedure.
- 16.30.430 When Tow Found Invalid.
- 16.30.440 When Tow Found Valid.
- 16.30.450 Hearing Administration.
- 16.30.500 Fee Payments and Vehicle Release Procedure.
- 16.30.510 Towing and Storage Rates.
- 16.30.520 Charges and Release of Vehicle.
- 16.30.530 When Tow Found Invalid.
- 16.30.540 When Tow Found Valid.
- 16.30.550 Storage Charges at Completion of Hearing.
- 16.30.600 Selling Abandoned Vehicles.
- 16.30.610 When a Vehicle May be Sold.
- 16.30.620 Sale of Vehicles.
- 16.30.700 Moving Vehicles For Street and Utility Maintenance and For Emergencies.
- 16.30.710 Authority To Move Vehicles.
- 16.30.720 When a Vehicle May be Moved.
- 16.30.730 Manner of Moving Vehicle.
- 16.30.800 Regulation of Towers.
- 16.30.810 Solicitation of Towing Business at Accidents Prohibited.
- 16.30.820 Obstructing Traffic.
- 16.30.830 Failure to Remove Injurious Substance.


Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations. (view all)
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- 16.40.010 Purpose.
- 16.40.020 Chapter Applies to All Companies, Drivers and Vehicles.
- 16.40.030 Definitions.
- 16.40.040 Private For-Hire Transportation Board of Review.
- 16.40.050 Board Authority.
- 16.40.060 Board Standing Committees.
- 16.40.070 Fuel Surcharges.
- 16.40.080 Pedicab Driver Permits Required − Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.090 LPT and Taxi Driver Permits Required − Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.100 Issuance of Driver's Permit; Term; Replacements.
- 16.40.110 Further Review and/or Denial of a Driver Permit Application.
- 16.40.120 Driver Permit Renewals; Consequences of Failure to Renew.
- 16.40.130 LPT Company Permits Required − Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.140 Issuance of LPT Company Permits; Term; Replacements.
- 16.40.150 Taxicab Company Permits Required − Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.160 Issuance or Denial of Taxicab Company Permit; City Council Action.
- 16.40.170 LPT and Taxicab Company Permit Renewals.
- 16.40.180 Pedicab Decals Required - Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.190 LPT Decals and Taxiplates Required; Application Process & Requirements.
- 16.40.200 Limit on Number of LPT Vehicles Allowed.
- 16.40.210 Limit on Number of Taxicabs Allowed.
- 16.40.220 Vehicle Decal and Taxiplate Issuance or Denial.
- 16.40.230 Vehicle Decal and Taxiplate Renewals.
- 16.40.240 Transfer of Decal, Permit or Taxiplate Interest Prohibited.
- 16.40.250 Knowingly Providing False Information; Penalties.
- 16.40.260 Late Submission of Payments Due, Information or Documents; Penalties.
- 16.40.270 Minimum Standards of Service for Taxicab Companies.
- 16.40.280 Taxicab Digital Security Camera Systems.
- 16.40.290 Taxicab Fare Rates.
- 16.40.300 Wheelchair Accessible Taxicabs.
- 16.40.310 Taximeter Requirements.
- 16.40.320 Required Taxicab Equipment.
- 16.40.330 Identification of Taxicab Vehicles.
- 16.40.340 Driver Conduct Requirements and Prohibitions.
- 16.40.350 Pedicab Regulations.
- 16.40.360 Pedicab Driver and Vehicle Requirements and Prohibitions.
- 16.40.370 Maximum Hours For Drivers.
- 16.40.380 For-Hire Vehicle Requirements and Prohibitions.
- 16.40.390 Identification of SAT Vehicles.
- 16.40.410 LPT and Taxi Insurance Requirements.
- 16.40.420 Pedicab Insurance Requirements.
- 16.40.430 Financial and Operating Restrictions and Reporting.
- 16.40.440 Reports to the Administrator.
- 16.40.450 Limousine, Executive Sedan and Taxi Logs Required.
- 16.40.460 Limousine and Executive Sedan Transportation Must Be Prearranged; Exceptions.
- 16.40.470 Maximum Fares for Shuttles; No Charge for Luggage.
- 16.40.480 Minimum Fares for Limousine and Executive Sedans.
- 16.40.490 Safety Fund.
- 16.40.500 Compliance with Federal, State and Local Laws.
- 16.40.510 Prior Board Orders of No Effect.
- 16.40.520 Administrative Rule Authority and Process.
- 16.40.530 Civil Penalties.
- 16.40.540 Civil Penalty Table.
- 16.40.550 Company and Driver Permit Suspension and Revocation.
- 16.40.560 Criminal Penalties.
- 16.40.570 General Appeals.
- 16.40.580 Appeals Regarding Taxicab Limits.
- 16.40.590 Fee Table.
- 16.40.600 Currently Permitted Companies, Vehicles and Drivers Grandfathered; Renewal Process.
- 16.40.610 Severability.
- 16.40.620 Horse-Drawn Carriage Driver Permits Required − Application Process and Requirements.
- 16.40.630 Horse-Drawn Carriage Company Permits Required − Application Process and Requirements.
- 16.40.640 Horse-Drawn Carriage Permit and Plate Required - Application Process and Requirements.
- 16.40.650 Horse-Drawn Carriage Insurance Requirements.
- 16.40.660 Horse-Drawn Carriage Temperature, Time and Place Restrictions.
- 16.40.670 Operation of Horse-Drawn Carriages: Requirements and Prohibitions.
- 16.40.680 Care of Carriage Horses.
- 16.40.690 Horse-Drawn Carriage Regulations.
- 16.40.700 Horse-Drawn Carriage Penalties.
- 16.40.710 Paid Passenger Referrals Prohibited.


Chapter 16.48 (Repealed)
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Chapter 16.50 Mass Transit (view all)


Chapter 16.60 Motor Vehicle Fuels (view all)


Chapter 16.65 Funeral Processions (view all)


Chapter 16.70 Miscellaneous Regulations (view all)
- 16.70.001 Purpose.
- 16.70.200 Pedestrians.
- 16.70.210 Must Use Crosswalks.
- 16.70.220 Must Cross at Right Angles.
- 16.70.230 To Obey Directions of School Traffic Patrol and Crossing Guard.
- 16.70.240 Bridge Railings.
- 16.70.300 Bicycles.
- 16.70.310 Persons Riding Bicycles to Obey Traffic Regulations.
- 16.70.320 Operating Rules.
- 16.70.330 Impounding Bicycles.
- 16.70.340 Renting Bicycles.
- 16.70.400 Other Transportation.
- 16.70.410 Roller Skates and Skateboards.
- 16.70.430 Train Switching Prohibited in Certain Areas.
- 16.70.450 Off-Street Parking Required for Trucks.
- 16.70.500 Traffic Regulations.
- 16.70.510 Trespassing - Leaving Pamphlet On Vehicle.
- 16.70.520 Hitching Onto Vehicle.
- 16.70.530 Central City Plan District Closed to Driving Lessons.
- 16.70.550 Vendor Traffic Regulations.
- 16.70.560 Traffic Regulations in Parks.
- 16.70.570 Inoperative Electric Traffic Control Signals.
- 16.70.600 Over Dimensional Vehicles.
- 16.70.610 General Prohibitions.
- 16.70.620 Exemptions.
- 16.70.630 Permits.
- 16.70.640 Limits of Authority to Issue Variance Permit.
- 16.70.650 Requirements, Conditions and Procedures for Issuance of Variance Permit; Duration; Cancellation.
- 16.70.660 Permit Must Be Carried and Displayed.
- 16.70.670 Movement of Building or Other Structure Excluded.
- 16.70.680 Liability for Damage to Streets or Other Public Property.
- 16.70.690 Designation of Streets for Vehicles of Excess Weight or Size.
- 16.70.700 Traffic Congestion Thoroughfares.
- 16.70.701 Purpose.
- 16.70.720 Posting Signs.
- 16.70.730 Signs.
- 16.70.740 Acts Prohibited.
- 16.70.750 Penalty.
- 16.70.760 Subsequent Violation.
- 16.70.770 Notice of Towing For Subsequent Violations.
- 16.70.780 Exemptions.
- 16.70.800 Visibility.
- 16.70.810 Street Obstructions and Dangerous Conditions.
- 16.70.900 Reckless Driving.


Chapter 16.90 Definitions (view all)
- 16.90.001 Generally.
- 16.90.005 Abandoned Vehicle.
- 16.90.010 Accessory Recreational Vehicle.
- 16.90.015 Alley.
- 16.90.020 Angle Loading.
- 16.90.025 Bicycle.
- 16.90.030 Bicycle Boulevard.
- 16.90.032 Bicycle Lane.
- 16.90.034 Bikeway, Shoulder.
- 16.90.035 Bicycle Path.
- 16.90.036 Bikeway, Extra Width Curb Lane.
- 16.90.038 Bikeway, Off-Street Path.
- 16.90.040 Bikeway, Signed Connection.
- 16.90.045 Block Face.
- 16.90.050 Bureau of Transportation System Management.
- 16.90.055 Carpool Vehicle.
- 16.90.060 Central City Plan District.
- 16.90.065 City Recognized Holidays.
- 16.90.070 Compact Car.
- 16.90.075 Conduct Business.
- 16.90.080 Construction Zone.
- 16.90.085 Crosswalk.
- 16.90.090 Curb.
- 16.90.095 Curb Line.
- 16.90.097 Disabled Person Permit/Placard.
- 16.90.100 Driver.
- 16.90.105 Driveway.
- 16.90.110 Drop Box.
- 16.90.115 Emergency Vehicles.
- 16.90.120 Fire Station.
- 16.90.125 Fog Line or Edge Line.
- 16.90.130 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
- 16.90.135 Guest.
- 16.90.140 Handicap Access Ramp.
- 16.90.145 Hotel.
- 16.90.150 Improper Use.
- 16.90.155 Intersection.
- 16.90.160 Light Rail Transit System.
- 16.90.165 Light Rail Vehicle.
- 16.90.170 Load/Unload.
- 16.90.175 Local Authorities.
- 16.90.180 Long-Term Parking Meter.
- 16.90.185 Mobile Construction Trailer.
- 16.90.190 Motor Bus.
- 16.90.195 Motor Home.
- 16.90.200 Motor Vehicle.
- 16.90.205 Municipal Terminal.
- 16.90.210 Official.
- 16.90.215 Official Vehicle.
- 16.90.220 Official/Reserved Zone.
- 16.90.225 Operator.
- 16.90.230 Parade.
- 16.90.235 Park, Parking, or Parked.
- 16.90.240 Parking Lane.
- 16.90.245 Parking Meter.
- 16.90.247 Payment Card.
- 16.90.249 Space Reservation Device.
- 16.90.250 Pedestrian.
- 16.90.255 Pedestrian Way.
- 16.90.260 Permanently Exhibit.
- 16.90.265 Person.
- 16.90.270 Planting Strip.
- 16.90.275 Private Road.
- 16.90.280 Public Right-of-Way.
- 16.90.285 Rail Vehicles.
- 16.90.290 Recreational Vehicle.
- 16.90.295 Regulated Parking Zone.
- 16.90.300 Repair (a vehicle).
- 16.90.302 Right-of-Way.
- 16.90.305 Roadway.
- 16.90.310 School Bus.
- 16.90.315 Service (a vehicle).
- 16.90.320 Short-Term Parking Meter.
- 16.90.325 Shoulder.
- 16.90.330 Sidewalk.
- 16.90.335 Skateboard.
- 16.90.340 Sled.
- 16.90.345 Stop, Stopping, or Stopped.
- 16.90.350 Street or Highway.
- 16.90.351 Storage Container.
- 16.90.355 Taxicab.
- 16.90.360 Tire.
- 16.90.365 Traffic.
- 16.90.370 Traffic Congestion Thoroughfare.
- 16.90.375 Traffic Control Device.
- 16.90.380 Traffic Control Signal.
- 16.90.385 Traffic Hazard.
- 16.90.390 Traffic Lane.
- 16.90.392 Transit Mall and Auxiliary Vehicular Lanes.
- 16.90.395 Tri-Met Bus.
- 16.90.400 Trolley or Streetcar.
- 16.90.405 Truck.
- 16.90.410 Truck Trailer.
- 16.90.415 Uncontrolled Intersection.
- 16.90.420 Utility Trailer.
- 16.90.421 Valid Receipt.
- 16.90.425 Vehicle.
- 16.90.430 Vehicle Alarm System.
- 16.90.435 Vendor.
- 16.90.440 Way.
- 16.90.445 Wheelchair User Disabled Permit/Placard.

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