The Portland Red Light Camera Program became operational in October 2001.
The City chose locations for red light cameras based on data showing the worst
intersections for Red Light Running, as well as information relating to crashes.
A vehicle, registered or leased to you, was photographed by an automatic camera connected to a traffic signal, that is only active when the light is red. Vehicles crossing the stop bar after the light turns red are detected automatically and two photographs are taken. Superimposed on each photograph is the date, time, location and the time into the red signal when the violation occurred. Details of the violation appear on the Notice of Traffic Infraction. A Oregon Uniform Citation and Complaint has been filed in Multnomah Circuit Court.
Information about this violation is shown on the enclosed Citation mailed to you. There is also information on the data block at the top of violation image photo on the front of your violation letter.
Q: How could I see a photo of the violation?
If you would like to view the photograph or have any questions about your violation letter, please call 503-221-0415 (outside of the Portland Metropolitan Area, call 1-800-799-7082), between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
If you were notdriving the vehicle at the time of the violation, you may do one of the following:
1. Schedule an appointment with the Portland Police Bureau to establish that you were not the driver of the vehicle. To schedule and appointment to view the photo, call
503-221-0415(outside the Portland Metropolitan area call 1-800-799-7082) between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. You will need to bring your drivers license or other photo identification to the appointment. If you were not the driver at the time the offense occurred, the citation against you will be dismissed.