2017 ORS 221.285¹
Notice of delinquent parking violation to rental or leasing company
  • effect when notice not given
  • effect of prompt payment of amount specified in citation
  • procedure to substitute renter or lessee as defendant

(1) A notice of delinquent parking violation containing the information specified in ORS 221.333 (Parking ordinance violation) shall be sent to each car rental or leasing company that is the registered owner of a motor vehicle cited for being parked in violation of a city ordinance within 30 days after the date on which the citation for violation of the parking ordinance was issued.

(2) If a notice of delinquent parking violation is not sent to a car rental or leasing company within 30 days after the date on which the citation for violation of the parking ordinance was issued, the charge against the car rental or leasing company of violating the parking ordinance shall be dismissed and no further enforcement actions against the car rental or leasing company or its vehicles may be taken.

(3) If the car rental or leasing company pays the amount specified on the citation within 30 days after the date on which the notice of delinquent parking violation was mailed to the car rental or leasing company, the fine required to be paid shall not be increased beyond the original amount specified in the citation.

(4)(a) If a court establishes a procedure for a car rental or leasing company to provide, in a manner and format determined by the court, information including the name, address and driver license number of the person in whose name the vehicle was rented or leased at the time of the violation of the parking ordinance, and the car rental or leasing company provides the information in the required manner and format within 30 days after the date on which the notice of delinquent parking violation was mailed to the car rental or leasing company, the renter or lessee who had custody and control of the vehicle when the parking violation occurred shall thereafter be the defendant in the prosecution of the parking violation.

(b) A car rental or leasing company that provides the information described in paragraph (a) of this subsection is discharged from any obligation on the parking violation and is no longer a defendant in the prosecution of the parking violation.

(c) A court may not establish a procedure pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection unless the court consults and cooperates with representatives from car rental or leasing companies.

(d) If a car rental or leasing company does not provide the information required by the court under paragraph (a) of this subsection within the time specified or provides the information in an incorrect manner or format, the car rental or leasing company may recover the amount of any fine paid to a city pursuant to ORS 221.287 (Recovery of fine from renter or lessee of vehicle). [1995 c.533 §6; 1997 c.522 §1; 1999 c.1051 §262; 2001 c.715 §1]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 221—Organization and Government of Cities, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors221.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.