Rules of the Road for Drivers

ORS 811.632
Appointment of volunteers to issue citations


A law enforcement agency authorized to enforce parking laws may appoint volunteers to issue citations for violations of ORS 811.615 (Unlawful parking in space reserved for persons with disabilities), 811.617 (Blocking parking space reserved for persons with disabilities), 811.625 (Unlawful use of disabled person parking permit) and 811.630 (Misuse of program placard), or of ordinances dealing with parking privileges for persons with disabilities. Volunteers appointed under this subsection must be at least 21 years of age. The law enforcement agency appointing the volunteers may establish any other qualifications the agency deems desirable.


Any agency appointing volunteers under this section shall provide training to the volunteers before authorizing them to issue citations.


A citation issued by a volunteer appointed under this section shall have the same force and effect as a citation issued by a police officer for the same offense. [1991 c.741 §10; 1997 c.498 §3; 2007 c.70 §340]
Note: 811.632 (Appointment of volunteers to issue citations) was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 811 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.
Chapter 811

See also annotations under ORS chapter 483 in permanent edition.

Notes of Decisions

Under Former Similar Statute

A party in violation of a motor vehicle statute is negligent as a matter of law unless he introduces evidence from which the trier of fact could find that he was acting as a reasonably prudent person under the circumstances. Barnum v. Williams, 264 Or 71, 504 P2d 122 (1972)

Law Review Citations

Under Former Similar Statute

10 WLJ 207 (1974)


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