2007 ORS 810.425¹
Procedure in certain parking cases

(1) In all prosecutions of the owner of a vehicle for violation of ORS 811.555 (Illegal stopping, standing or parking) (1)(b), 811.570 (Improperly positioning parallel parked vehicle) (1)(b), 811.575 (Violation of posted parking restrictions on state highways) (1)(b) and 811.585 (Failure to secure motor vehicle) (1)(b), of any parking regulations prescribed under ORS 276.002 (Control of State Capitol) or of an applicable ordinance, it shall be sufficient for a police officer to charge the defendant by an unsworn written notice if the notice clearly states:

(a) The date, place and nature of the charge.

(b) The time and place for defendant’s appearance in court.

(c) The name of the issuing officer.

(d) The license number of the vehicle.

(2) The notice provided for in subsection (1) of this section shall either be delivered to the defendant or placed in a conspicuous place upon the vehicle involved in the violation. A duplicate original of the notice shall serve as the complaint in the case when it is filed with the court. In all other respects the procedure otherwise provided by law in such cases shall be followed. Notwithstanding ORS 153.042 (Citations), the issuing officer need not have observed the act of parking, but need only have observed that the vehicle appeared to be parked in violation of ORS 811.555 (Illegal stopping, standing or parking) (1)(b), 811.570 (Improperly positioning parallel parked vehicle) (1)(b), 811.575 (Violation of posted parking restrictions on state highways) (1)(b) and 811.585 (Failure to secure motor vehicle) (1)(b), of any parking regulations prescribed under ORS 276.002 (Control of State Capitol) or of an applicable ordinance.

(3) A circuit court and a justice court have concurrent jurisdiction over parking offenses committed within the county.

(4) This section does not apply to prosecutions under city ordinances but ORS 221.333 (Parking ordinance violation) shall apply to such prosecutions. [1987 c.687 §2; 1995 c.658 §116; 1999 c.1051 §89a; 2007 c.175 §3]


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 810—Road Authorities; Courts; Police; Other Enforcement Officials, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­810.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.