Requirements to Obtain a ReleaseMarion County Tow OrdinanceRequesting Tow Hearings
You must get a release from the Sheriff's Office at 100 High St. NE, Salem
The Registered Owner must provide the following:
(Violation of Marion County Ordinance 1079 and Oregon State law)
The tow hearing process is a procedure by which citizens who feel their vehicles have been or will be invalidly towed, can obtain a speedy determination of the validity of the tow. If the tow is determined to be invalid, then a refund of the towing and storage charges and/or immediate release of the vehicle may be obtained.
Except in the most unusual situation, a tow of a vehicle which was illegally parked, impeding traffic, or creating a traffic hazard will not be found invalid merely because the vehicle owner was not at fault. The fact that the vehicle was disabled or the vehicle was being operated by a suspended driver without the owner's knowledge will not ordinarily be sufficient to cause the tow to be found invalid. Because of the interest of the County citizens in keeping the roads safe and traffic flowing freely, the Hearings Officer may not direct the release of your vehicle or the refund of the towing charges merely because you are financially unable to pay these charges.
Send tow hearing requests to:Marion County Hearing Officerc/o Marion County Legal CounselP.O. Box 14500Salem, OR 97309Please include the following information: