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Chapter 14A.30 Miscellaneous Acts of Misconduct

City Code Chapter

14A.30.010 Unlawful Noise Disturbance.

  1. It is unlawful to make any excessive, unreasonable, or unusually loud sound which disturbs the peace and quiet of any neighborhood or which injures or endangers the comfort, repose, health, peace, or safety of any person.

14A.30.020 Unlawful Operation of Sound Producing Equipment.

  1. A.  It is unlawful to operate or use or permit the use of any sound producing equipment:
    1. 1. Between the hours of 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. so as to be plainly audible within any dwelling unit which is not the source of the sound; or
    2. 2. While on public property so as to be plainly audible 100 feet or more from the device.
  2. B. Sound producing equipment includes but is not limited to any radio, television set, musical instrument, phonograph, loud speaker, bell or chime.

14A.30.030 Unauthorized Use of a Police Vehicle.

  1. It is unlawful for any person other than a police officer or designee to possess or operate a vehicle marked or identified by the word "police" or any other marking, insignia, or equipment identifying it as a police vehicle.

14A.30.040 Unlawful Use of Badges.

  1. It is unlawful for any person not a regular member of the police force of the City to use in any manner a City of Portland police officer’s badge, or any replica or imitation thereof, except by special permission of the Chief of Police.

14A.30.050 Tampering with Animals Used for Law Enforcement Purposes.

  1. It is unlawful for any person to torture, torment, beat, kick, strike, choke, cut, stab, stone, shoot, mutilate, injure, disable, kill, or tamper with any animal while it is being caged, kenneled, transported, exhibited, exercised, or used in discharging or attempting to discharge any lawful duty or function or power of office, by any police officer or his or her representative, for any police agency.

14A.30.070 Unlawful Transfer of a Recreational Vehicle.

(Added by Ordinance 188632, effective October 4, 2017.)

  1. A.  It is unlawful to sell, lease, rent, loan, donate or otherwise transfer physical possession of a recreational vehicle that:
    1. 1.  Contains a waste water system or fuel system that leaks waste water or fuel; or
    2. 2.  Contains a waste water system or fuel system that is damaged in a manner that would cause a reasonable person to conclude that the damaged waste water system or fuel system could not operate normally without leaking waste water or fuel.
  2. B.  The provisions of Section 14A.30.070 do not apply to:
    1. 1.  Transfers of recreational vehicles to repair facilities that are registered to do business in the State of Oregon or vehicle dismantlers certified in accordance with ORS 822.110;
    2. 2.  Transfers of recreational vehicles to tow vehicle operators for the purpose of transferring recreational vehicles to repair facilities that are registered to do business in the State of Oregon or vehicle dismantlers certified in accordance with ORS 822.110;
    3. 3.  Transfers of recreational vehicles to repair facilities or dismantlers located outside of the City of Portland;
    4. 4.  Transfers of recreation vehicles to a federal agency or a public body as defined by ORS 174.109; or
    5. 5.  Transfers of recreational vehicles by lawful repossession, court order, administrative order, operation of law, governmental action.
  3. C.  Definitions
    1. 1.  As used in this Section, “fuel” means any gas or liquid used to assist in propulsion, cooling, lubrication, environmental control, refrigeration, or cooking.
    2. 2.  As used in this Section, “fuel system” means any system designed to contain or convey fuel.
    3. 3.  As used in this Section, “leak” and “leaking” mean a release of any fuel or waste water from a waste water system or fuel system in a manner inconsistent with the original recreational vehicle manufacturer’s design.
    4. 4.  As used in this Section, “recreational vehicle” means a recreational vehicle as defined by PCC Section 16.90.290.
    5. 5.  As used in this Section, “transfer” means any conveyance of a recreational vehicle from the transferor to the transferee with the consent of the transferee.
    6. 6.  As used in this Section, “waste water” means any sewage or liquid wastes, including kitchen, bath, toilet, and laundry wastes.
    7. 7.  As used in this Section, “waste water system” means any system designed to contain or convey waste water.

14A.30.080 Unlawful Street Takeover and Unlawful Staging of a Street Takeover Event.

(Added by Ordinance 190541, effective August 18, 2021.)

  1. A.  The following definitions apply to this section:
    1. 1.  Highway means the entire width of a public right-of-way when any portion thereof is intended for motor vehicle movement or motor vehicle access to abutting property.
    2. 2.  Public place means an area, whether publicly or privately owned, generally open to the public and includes, without limitation, the grounds surrounding buildings or dwellings, streets, sidewalks, bridges, tunnels, alleys, plazas, parks, driveways, and parking lots.
    3. 3.  Motor vehicle has the meaning provided by Section 14A.10.010 K.
    4. 4.  Unlawful street takeover event means an activity that is:
      1. a.  Unpermitted;
      2. b.  Preplanned or contemporaneously coordinated by two or more persons; and
      3. c.  Involves one or more persons demonstrating, exhibiting, or comparing the maneuverability or power of one or more motor vehicles in a curved direction, in a circular direction, or around corners, including but not limited to by breaking traction in a curved or circular direction or around corners.
    5. 5.  Unpermitted means without the express written permission of the owner of private property on which the activity occurs or without authorization by the Portland City Code, ordinance, permit or other authorization by a governmental body with legal authority to authorize the activity.
  2. B.  A person commits the offense of an Unlawful Street Takeover if, in a public place or upon a highway, the person knowingly operates a motor vehicle while engaged in an unlawful street takeover event.
  3. C.  A person commits the offense of Unlawful Staging of a Street Takeover Event if, in a public place or upon a highway, the person knowingly uses a motor vehicle or other obstacle to create a physical barrier to impede an intersection, bridge, public right of way, or other public place or highway to create a location or physical opportunity for an unlawful street takeover event.
  4. D.  The court may impose a sentence of up to 30 days imprisonment and a fine not to exceed $500 under this section for Unlawful Street Takeover or Unlawful Staging of a Street Takeover Event; provided, however, that a person charged the first time for either offense may be provided the opportunity to participate in a diversion program approved by the District Attorney, unless the conduct results in death or physical injury as defined by ORS 161.015 to a person other than the defendant.
  5. E.  Any peace officer as defined by ORS 161.015(4) may, without prior notice, order a motor vehicle towed as evidence of a crime, for community caretaking, or for any other lawful purpose, without respect to the person’s ownership of the motor vehicle, when the peace officer has probable cause to believe the person operating or in possession or control of the motor vehicle has committed the offense of Unlawful Street Takeover or Unlawful Staging of a Street Takeover Event. The owner of a motor vehicle that has been towed under this section may seek the return of the motor vehicle as provided by law.

Upcoming and Recent Changes

Ordinance Number 190541

Effective Date