TRN-3.306 - Nonprofit Parking Permit Rules

Administrative Rules Adopted by Bureaus Pursuant to Rule Making Authority (ARB)
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Administrative Rule Adopted by Bureau of Transportation Systems Management Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

1. As authorized by Code section 16.20.660, a nonprofit vehicle permit allows a vehicle displaying the permit to park in any area designated by the permit.

2. This permit may be issued to a charitable organization when permit-parking activities directly serve a charitable function. The permit shall be used to accomplish charitable business only, and is not intended to serve as a substitute for off-street parking or to make ordinary parking simply more convenient. The Bureau may deny requests for permits or impose restrictions as deemed necessary.
3. A charitable organization must demonstrate the following:
a) The organization’s current status as a charitable organization (i.e., a 501-C3 statement must be submitted with application) (Note: fraternal, cultural and civic groups are not eligible); and
b) The organization provides broad-based services that benefit the community-at-large; and
c) Use of private vehicles is necessary to perform services.
d) If permit is lost or stolen, there is a $15 replacement charge per permit.
4. Applicants are encouraged to reduce the total number of permits by using multiple vehicles on one permit rather than using an individual permit for each vehicle.
5. Permit holder must observe restrictions/conditions of the permit issued. (permit legends will vary to meet a variety of needs.)
6. The permit must be clearly displayed in lower center of windshield when service is performed.
7. It is unlawful to display this permit in any vehicle other than that for which it is issued, and then only when the vehicle is parked as specified on the permit. This permit may not be used in combination with other permitted parking.
8. This permit remains the property of the City of Portland and must be surrendered upon demand by any authorized officer.

9. There is a $30 charge per permit for the first five permits. Following is a fee schedule for additional permits:
a) 1/1-3/31 = $1,100.00
b) 4/1-6/30 = $825.50
c) 7/1-9/30 = $550.00
d) 10/1-12/31 = $275.50

In addition to any penalty imposed by the court as a result of a citation, violations of this permit will be penalized as follows:
2nd violation: 10 days suspension of permit
3rd violation: 30 days suspension of permit
4th violation: revocation of permit
10. Failure to surrender a suspended permit within 10 days of the date notification of suspension will result in cancellation of that permit for the remainder of the year.
11. Continued noncompliance may result in an examination of whether future permits will be issued.

Filed for inclusion in PPD December 5, 2003.
(Re-indexed by City Auditor October 2005 - formerly indexed as BCP-TRN-3.09)

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