Portland Oregon Towing Laws

Searching for information on Portland Oregon Towing Laws? If so, on this page we will break down the latest laws for towing companies in the State of Oregon so you will know the best decisions to make if you need a towing service.

Portland Oregon Towing Laws

In Portland, and across the State of Oregon, towing companies must comply with the following Oregon Towing Laws and regulations: Valid registration (with MCTD or DMV), Up to date Insurance coverage for $50,000 cargo and $750,000 liability per accident; and a tow/recovery business certificate and tow/recovery plates from DMV.

DMV issues license plates to all tow/recovery vehicles for identification, regardless of whether they are registered with DMV or MCTD.  MCTD and DMV both issue license plates if the vehicle is registered with MCTD. Both sets of license plates issued must be displayed on the vehicle. Oregon DMV Towing Laws and Requirements are sometimes Different then County Requirements so make sure to check both so your within the law.


Predatory Towing in Portland Oregon

The Oregon House has passed two bills that aim to crack down on so-called “predatory towing.”

Senate Bill 117 would require towers to receive written, signed authority from a parking facility’s owner or agent before towing.

The bill prohibits vehicles from being towed unless a sign in plain view prohibits or restricts public parking.

It requires towers to release vehicles that have been hooked up, but not yet towed, if an owner or driver is present, although they can charge a hookup fee if the hookup is complete.

And it requires towers to provide vehicle owners or operators with a photograph of the vehicle illegally parked on request.

The bill passed Monday on a unanimous vote with nine members excused.

Senate Bill 488 aims to protect victims of auto theft, who can face steep towing and storage fees to get recovered vehicles back.

It requires that law enforcement agencies provide towers with the vehicle owner’s contact information, and specifies that fees for storage cannot accrue until the tower first attempts notification.

Source – statesmanjournal.com

Different Cities means different towing laws

When your looking for information about towing don’t forget that you need to be city or county specific because each jurisdiction has it’s own set of laws and rules. For example Gresham Private Property Impound Laws are different then Clackamas Private Property Impound Laws.

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