The purpose of the Portland Police Bureau Trespass Enforcement Agreement Program is to allow a property owner or manager to authorize Portland Police Bureau officers as a “Person in charge” to enter onto their property for the purpose of enforcing trespass laws against individuals who are trespassing on the property when there is no responsible party on-site. Individuals who are found by police officers to be on the property without authorization will be told to leave the property and not return, or be subject to arrest for Criminal Trespass. In the event a police officer arrests an individual(s) for trespassing, it is the responsibility of the property owner or manager to contact the Multnomah County District Attorney's Office Misdemeanor Intake Unit prior to 11:00am the next business day to file criminal charges.
The following types of property are NOT ELIGIBLE:
- Businesses in operation 24 hours and/or with private security service.
- Multi-family housing such as apartments, duplexes, quadruplexes or townhomes.
- Mixed-use development such as any urban, suburban or village development, or even a single building that blends a combination of residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses where those functions are physically and functionally integrated (sidewalks, parking areas).
- Single-family detached residence.
- Property without a physical address.
- Public right of ways or premises open to the public.
- Property not within the Portland Police Bureau jurisdiction.
If the property is approved for participation in the program, the Trespass Enforcement Agreement is valid for two years and is non-transferrable. The property owner or manager is responsible to maintain current contact and ownership information and, on the occasion of terminating participation in the program, return the program-issued “No Trespassing” placard(s). The Trespass Enforcement Agreement will be revoked for failure to comply with the terms of the program, including but not limited to, failure to prosecute, failure to maintain current contact information, unreported ownership transfer, or failure to renew.
To start the program process, complete the Inquiry below. (Complete one Inquiry for each physical address. Multiple addresses on one Inquiry are not accepted.) Email the Inquiry to the Trespass Enforcement Agreement Program Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. In response, a Neighborhood Response Team Officer will be assigned to conduct a site assessment of the property. If the property is approved for participation in the program, the property owner or manager will receive "No Trespassing" placard(s) required to be securely posted on the property as directed by the Neighborhood Response Team Officer.
Questions? Contact the Trespass Enforcement Agreement Program Coordinator at 503-823-0353.