POL Government Elected Officials Auditor Mary Hull Caballero Charter, Code & Policies City Code & Charter Online Code & Charter Title 16 Vehicles and Tra Chapter 16.30 Towing & Disposition of Vehicles
16.30.100 Authority to Tow Vehicles and Establish Hearing Procedures.

(Amended by Ordinance No. 170923, effective March 21, 1997.)


A.  Any officer authorized by the City Council or by City Code may order a vehicle towed as provided in this Title.


1.  Impoundment of a vehicle does not preclude issuance of a citation for violation of this Title.


2.  Stolen vehicles may be towed from public or private property and stored at the expense of the vehicle owner.


B.  The authority to establish procedures in this Title for the disposition of towed vehicles is authorized by Oregon law.  Disposition of vehicles towed under authority of this Title must follow the procedures established by this Title.


C.  If any person tows a vehicle from the public streets without authority under the City Code, the City Towing Coordinator may assess a civil penalty of up to $1,000 for each vehicle towed to be paid to the City Towing Coordinator and deposited to the City’s general fund.