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Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

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

More Contact Info

Towing Regulated by the City of Portland Towing & PPI Program

Tow type

Municipal Tows
(City Agency Tows)

Private Property Impound
(PPI) Tows
Tow requested by

A municipal agency under contract with the City of Portland:

  • Portland Police Bureau
  • Parking Enforcement
  • Multnomah County Sheriff's Office
  • Port of Portland Police
  • Oregon Department of Transportation Incident Response
  • Tri-Met
  • City of Fairview Police
Property owner or business owner
Towed from Private or public property Private property
Fees Municipal Tow Rates Private Property Impound Rates


(Who towed
my car?

City of Portland Tow Contractors 2016 Private Property Impound
Permit Holders
Governed by

City Contract for Towing and Storage 
City Contract for Abandoned Vehicles 
City Contract for Central Dispatching of Towing 
City Code 16.30 and 3.98 

City Code 7.24.010-019


Administrative Rules
LIC 9.01-9.05


Code Hearings Officer
(503) 823-7307
(tows ordered by police or agency official)

Towing & PPI Program 
Patrick Kramer, Towing Coordinator
phone: 503-865-2489
fax: 503-865-3022

Role of

Towing & PPI Program 

Fees, vehicle damage, tower conduct (i.e., rudeness) Improper tows, fees charged,
signs, tower conduct (i.e., rudeness)
Find a car 

Police Auto Records

(503) 823-0044

Consumer Protection

Oregon Department of Justice: Consumer Protection, Towing 
Consumer Hotline: 1-877-877-9392 ~ Consumer Complaint Form
Applicable State Laws:
Towing: ORS 98.850 to 98.864
Landlords, tenants and vehicle removal: ORS 90.485

Towing & PPI Program

Towing & PPI Program 
Patrick Kramer, Towing Coordinator
phone: 503-865-2489
fax: 503-865-3022