Common Codes Enforced

The City of Forest Grove establishes rules and regulations regarding property, noise, animals, parking, and vehicles, among others, to keep Forest Grove a safe and pleasant community to live, work, and enjoy.

When a property or vehicle violates the City codes or ordinances, the Forest Grove Code Enforcement Officer assists in resolving the issue by working with property or vehicle owners to find solutions.

A vehicle can be considered abandoned or discarded if it has remained in the same location on a public right of way in excess of 24 hours and one or more of the following conditions exist:

  1. The vehicle appears inoperative or disabled;
  2. The vehicle appears wrecked, partially dismantled, or junked; or
  3. The vehicle does not display a current registration plate or trip permit.

A trailer that has remained in the same location for in excess of 24 hours can be considered abandoned if one or more of the following conditions exist:

  1. The trailer is unclaimed or damaged, disabled or dismantled such that it is inoperable.
  2. The trailer does not display a current registration plate or trip permit, unless exempt therefrom under law.
  3. The trailer is on a public right-of-way and no person residing at a property in the vicinity thereof claims a right of control over it.