16.20.120 Prohibited Parking or Stopping of a Vehicle.

City Code Section

(Amended by Ordinances 165594, 166575, 170923, 173369, 176394, 176955 and 179141; effective March 23, 2005.)  

  1. Except when specifically directed by authority of this Title or when necessary to avoid conflict with other traffic, it is unlawful to park or stop a vehicle:
  2. A.  While such vehicle is equipped with a vehicle alarm unless such system is designed to, and does in fact, cease emitting an intermittent or constant sound after an aggregate time of 3 minutes within a 15 minute period on any public right-of-way or in a public park.
  3. B.  To angle load/unload (except within a legal angle parking space) on any street unless specifically authorized by an angle loading permit.  Unauthorized angle loading is hereby declared to be a traffic hazard and is subject to summary abatement.
  4. C.  At an angle to traffic flow except:
    1. 1.  Where angle parking is designated by official parking space markings or other traffic control devices.
    2. 2.  That a two or three wheeled vehicle may park in a legal parking area at an angle or perpendicular to traffic flow in accordance with 16.20.110 C. and D.
  5. D.  Outside of or across an official line or mark designating a parking space, or between such lines in a maneuvering area.
  6. E.  So as to prevent the free passage of other vehicles, including rail vehicles and bicycles, on any street, alley or City of Portland owned or operated property.
  7. F.  On or over an official fog or edge line.
  8. G.  Adjacent to a curb painted or taped yellow if the paint or tape is authorized by the City Traffic Engineer.
  9. H.  When the vehicle is: a truck, a truck trailer, a motor bus, a recreational vehicle, a utility trailer, a drop box or storage container, or has two or more rear axles in the public right-of-way adjacent to or directly across from residential, public park, church, or school property, except:
    1. 1.  When loading/unloading property belonging to the occupants of or performing a service on the adjacent residence, for a period not to exceed 8 hours; or
    2. 2.  A recreation vehicle when servicing or loading/unloading the vehicle for a period not to exceed 8 hours.
    3. 3.  That a vehicle may park adjacent to or directly across from public park property if authorized by a written permit from the Bureau of Parks and Recreation.
  10. I.  When the vehicle is: a truck, truck trailer, a motor bus, recreational vehicle, a utility trailer, a drop box or storage container, or has two or more rear axles in the public right-of-way adjacent to or directly across from commercial or industrial property, except:
    1. 1.  Between the hours of 6 a.m. and 4 p.m. for a period not to exceed 4 hours; or
    2. 2.  Between the hours of 4 p.m. and 6 a.m. when adjacent to a business or industry normally operating a regular work shift during these hours while loading/unloading a vehicle in conjunction with the operation of this business for a period not to exceed 2 hours.
  11. J.  On the roadway side of a vehicle which is stopped or parked:
    1. 1.  In an officially designated parking space; or
    2. 2.  Adjacent to the curb line of a street.
  12. K.  Alongside or opposite a street excavation or obstruction when stopping or parking would obstruct traffic.
  13. L.  That is required by state law to be registered that is not registered, whose registration has expired or that does not have a current permit in lieu of registration, or fails to display current registration.
  14. M.  Without doing all of the following if leaving the vehicle unattended:
    1. 1.  Stopping the engine;
    2. 2.  Turning the front wheels to the curb or side of the street when on any grade;
    3. 3.  Locking the ignition;
    4. 4.  Removing the key from the ignition; and
    5. 5.  Effectively setting the brake on the vehicle.
  15. N.  If the vehicle is a drop box parked during the hours of sunset to sunrise without reflective devices on the edge or side of the vehicle nearest the center of the street.  The reflective device must be plainly visible for a distance of 200 feet in either direction from the drop box, parallel with the center of the street.
  16. O.  If the vehicle is a drop box within 50 feet of an intersection without permission of the City Engineer, City Traffic Engineer, or the Bureau of Development Services.  This regulation does not apply to the area of the street where the direction of traffic is leaving an intersection on a one-way street.
  17. P.  In the public right-of-way, public park, or city-owned or operated property if the vehicle is abandoned.
  18. Q.  In a manner that creates a traffic hazard impeding the safe movement of vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
  19. R.  That is required by law to display two registration plates if a plate is not displayed on the front and the rear of the vehicle.
  20. S.  Which is a government vehicle, in a parking space where government vehicles are prohibited.
  21. T.  Any violation of the City of Portland, Transportation Administrative Rule is subject to citation or fine for each violation.