Dear Property Owner/Manager
Thank you for participating in the Central Precinct Trespass Authorization Program. The purpose of this program is to allow property owners or managers to authorize Portland Police officers to enter onto their property for the purpose of enforcing trespass laws against individuals who are trespassing on the property. Individuals who are found by police officers to be on your property without authorization will either be arrested for Criminal Trespass in the Second Degree or told to leave the property and not to return. If the police officer arrests the individual for trespassing, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office may file criminal charges against the arrested individual(s).
To initiate the program, the property owner, manager or lessee, must complete the attached document titled “Trespass Enforcement Agreement.” Please fill in the blanks where indicated on the form with as much information as possible. If your property does not have a street address, describe the location as best as possible. Also, if possible, describe on the form what the property consists of, such as the number and type of buildings or structures on the property, types of open areas, number of entrances, parking areas, etc.
Decide whether you or someone else will be available to come to court when necessary to testify if necessary. The extent of the testimony would be limited to testifying that you gave permission to the Portland Police to enforce trespass laws on the property and that the person charged was not authorized to be on the property. Write the full name, mailing address and phone number in the appropriate blanks on the form for the person who should receive the subpoenas for any court appearances that may result from any arrest made on the property.
If possible, please post “No Trespassing” signs in prominent locations around your property.
By participating in the program, Portland Police officers will be checking on your property during the course of normal patrolling. Please understand that this does not mean that an officer will be available to check your property on a regular basis. Rather, officers will try and check your property as time and resources allow.
Once a year, you will receive a letter from the Portland Police Bureau asking you if you would like to continue participating in the program. You will receive a new “Trespass Enforcement Agreement” form and a cancellation form. When you receive the yearly renewal forms, select the appropriate form and return it as soon as possible.
Central Precinct Trespass Agreement Form
East Precinct Trespass Agreement Form