Vehicles and Parking

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Parking Issues?

We receive many questions about whether RVs or boat trailers can legally park on neighborhood streets.  The calls are often from frustrated neighbors who cannot see easily to back out of their driveway or who are tired of having the road partially blocked.


The solution depends on where you live. If you live in a city, a city ordinance may govern parking in neighborhoods.  Use our website to find out who patrols your neighborhood for sure.


If you live in unincorporated Washington County within the Metro Urban Growth Boundary, County Prohibited Parking Ordinance applies. 


In most cases, we recommend first trying to talk to your neighbor.  Often neighbors are unaware that their vehicle is causing a problem and they promptly move it. 


If that doesn't work and you believe the vehicle is a hazard, you can call the non-emergency dispatch center at (503) 629-0111.  The dispatcher will tell you which agency patrols your neighborhood and route your concerns to the appropriate law enforcement agency.


You can find answers to other parking and tow-related issues by using the links at the left.  Please feel free to ask if you have questions.