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16.30.100 Authority to Tow Vehicles and Establish Hearing Procedures.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 170923, 187925 and 188652, effective November 17, 2017.)

A.  Any parking enforcement officer, police officer, Portland Streetcar Supervisor or Superintendent,  or other 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.