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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 16.20 Public Right-of-Way Parking
16.20.430 Meter Time (on City of Portland Right-of-Way).

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 176394 and 179141, effective March 23, 2005.)
 
A. It is unlawful for any person to park any vehicle in any parking meter space during the hours of operation of the meter without paying the parking meter fee, or to permit any vehicle in their control or custody to remain in any parking meter space longer than the time designated time limit.
 
B. At short-term meters, it is unlawful to extend the parking time beyond the designated limit for parking in the metered space.
 
C. Upon expiration of the designated time limit, as indicated by the parking meter, a citation may be issued if a vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face unless it has moved 500 or more lineal feet as measured along the curb or edge line.
 
D. Upon leaving a metered space a vehicle may not return to a parking meter in the same block face for a 3-hour period, unless it is a metered space in the same block face that is more than 500 lineal feet, as measured along the curb or curb line, from the previously used metered space.
 
E. Upon expiration of the designated time limit indicated by the parking meter, a citation may be issued if a vehicle remains parked or stopped on the same block face unless:
1. The vehicle has moved 500 or more lineal feet, measured along the curb or edge line;
 
2. The vehicle has moved to an unregulated parking area in the same block face; or
 
3. The vehicle has vacated the block face for a period of 3 hours.
F. A vehicle may not be parked in any space with a broken or "out of order" meter for a period of time longer than the time limit indicated on the meter. Payment or a valid receipt is required at all spaces regardless of whether the closest device is functioning.