PRIVATE PROPERTY IMPOUND PROHIBITIONS
Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Licenses
Except for providing signs as required by this code, it shall be unlawful for a PPI tower to pay a private property owner/operator or staff any gratuity or provide any additional consideration such as, parking lot paving or striping, in order to secure towing privileges.
It shall be unlawful for a PPI tower to park within 1,000 feet of a private parking facility for the purpose of covert observation in order to obtain PPI tows. Neither shall a PPI tower post any observer in a private parking facility for the purpose of monitoring and ordering towing unless the monitor provides a verbal warning to persons leaving their cars or unless signs are posted clearly warning that the lot has on-site monitoring and the hours during which monitoring occurs.
Release of PPI police tows
PPI towers shall not release a vehicle designated as a PPI police tow without receiving authorization from the police agency. Written procedures for handling such tows will be provided with application materials and upon request.
Parking Penalty Fees
It shall be unlawful to assess and collect parking penalty fees unless the parking lot is registered as a pay and park or non-pay private parking facility in compliance with Portland City Code Chapter 7.24.020 “Pay and Park and Non-Pay Private Parking Facilities.”
Revised document filed in PPD April 20, 2006.
Submitted for inclusion in PPD April 23, 2004.
Originally adopted by Bureau of Licenses as Administrative Rule 017.03-1.