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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Towing + Private Property Impounds

The Towing and Private Property Impound (PPI) Program promotes public safety and convenience by ensuring that municipal and private property contract towers are providing vehicle towing and storage services in a timely, courteous, safe, and professional manner.

  • Missing cars & vehicle recovery: Contact Police Auto Records at (503) 823-0044

  • Report an Abandoned Vehicle on the public right of way and request it be towed: 

    • Abandoned Auto Program Online Complaint Form: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/71693

    • Abandoned Auto Program Phone: (503) 823-6814



  • File a complaint:

Program contact: Patrick Kramer
Phone: (503) 865-2489 | Fax: (503) 865-3022


Towing: Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to a broad range of towing questions

Municipal Tows

Tow requested by Portland Police, Portland Parking Enforcement, Port of Portland, ODOT, Multnomah County Sheriff, TriMet or Fairview Police

Towing from Private Property

Tow requested by a property owner or business owner in the city of Portland (PPI - Private Property Impounds)

Towing Board of Review

Current Monthly Tow Packet, meetings, summaries, and bulletins