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For further information, phone the Fraud Investigation Section at (541) 774-2230.
Vehicles, with valid registration, may sit in the same location without moving for 5 days. They become a violation on day 6. Once they move a minimum of 25 feet from their original position this 5-day period will start over. Vehicles with expired registration should not be on the street for any length of time. See Medford Municipal Code 6.345
All owners of RESIDENTIAL rental property within the city limits of
No. Trailers can only be occupied if parked in an RV park. Medford Municipal Code 10.859
No. It is unlawful to post or attach in any way a sign on a utility pole, wall, hydrant, bridge, tree or structure in the public right-of-way except by permission of the City Council.
Yes. Chickens are allowed in
The City of Medford developed a "Customer Satisfaction Card" to be retained in each department of the city. The Police Department has copies of these cards at the Police information counter located on the first floor of the Medford Police Department, 219 S. Ivy Street. The "Customer Satisfaction Card" may be used to comment, whether good or bad, on police services and personnel. These cards are then given to the employee's supervisor and the City Manager's Office. You may also e-mail or write a letter to the department, Attn. Randy Sparacino, Chief of Police, and the information will be relayed to the appropriate personnel.
To send a comment card electronically, you can HERE and submit the form.
A person may contact the Oregon State Police Sex Offender Registration Unit (503) 378-3720 for any questions regarding sex offenders.
You may also go to the following web page at:
Using this website, you can search by name and physical address (within a 1 mile radius).
To determine whether there is a warrant for your arrest, you must appear at the police station in person with identification. No information about warrants is given over the phone.
Oregon State Police
Identification Services Section
PO Box 4395
Portland, OR 97208-4395
A notarized copy may be requested for an additional $5.00. Checks and money orders should be made payable to Oregon State Police. For further questions please call (503) 378-3070, ext. 236.
If you are only interested in a local records check, the Medford Police Department will do an adult criminal arrest record check for the city of Medford only. The charge for this service is $10.00.
Oregon State Police
Identification Services Section
Attn: Open Records
PO Box 430034
Portland, OR 97208
No. The person that may have the warrant may come to the police department in person and show ID and we will advise them if they have a warrant.
However, a citizen who feels a person may be wanted may leave that information with the police department and we will follow-up with that information.
A copy of a police report may be obtained from the Medford Police Records Department located at 219 S. Ivy Street. Not all cases can be released, even if you are the victim. For example, we cannot release a case if it's still under investigation.
For further questions, please phone the Records Division at (541) 774-2250.
If you have specifics about a case, you may get a copy of that case as long as it is closed. Cases that involve Juveniles cannot be released by our agency. You may contact JDH at (541) 774-4800 in regards to obtaining these records.
For more information, contact the Medford Police Records Department at (541) 774-2250.
Clicking on the following link will direct you to a seven-minute video that offers Domestic Violence Survivors instruction and simulated view of what to expect when filing for a restraining order. The DVD was made possible by a STOP VAWA Grant, in collaboration with CVSD and Oregon State Police/LEDS.
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Q. What is the definition of a scooter?
A. It has no more than 3 wheels; has handlebars and foot support area; has a power source incapable of going over 24 mph.
Q. How old do you have to be to ride a scooter?
A. Age 16 or older
Q. Do you have to wear a helmet?
A. Yes. Always, regardless of age.
Q. Do you need a license?
A. No, but if your license is suspended, you may not operate any motor vehicle, including motorized scooters.
Q. Where can I ride a scooter?
A. Any Roadway that has a designated speed limit of 25 mph or less. They can be ridden on a roadway with a greater posted speed limit, but only if there is a bike lane and it is utilized by the operator.
Q. Is there a maximum limit on a gas motor?
A. Yes, 35cc. If the motor size exceeds this, the vehicle falls under the guidelines for mopeds.
Q. Is there a maximum limit on electric motors?
A. Yes, 1000 Watts. If the motor size exceeds this, the vehicle falls under the guidelines for mopeds.
Q. What is the maximum speed limit?
A. 15 mph
Q. Does my scooter need to be insured?
Q. Can I ride my scooter in a designated crosswalk zone?
A. No, the scooter must be walked.
Q. Does my scooter need to have lights, turn signals, etc?
A. Except when riding at night, no, but the operator is responsible for making the proper hand signals when turning.
Q. Does my scooter need to be registered?
Q. Can I ride my scooter on the sidewalk?
Infants must ride in a child safety system in a rear-facing position until both one year of age AND 20 pounds.
Children over one year of age AND between 20-40 pounds must be properly secured in a foward-facing child safety seat.
Children over 40 pounds must be properly secured in a booster seat until 8 years of age OR 4'9" in height.
Children who are age 8 or older, OR taller than 4'9" must ride properly secured with a safety belt system.
Yes. The Medford Police Department has a Citizen Traffic Compliant Form available to fill out anytime a person has a complaint against another citizen for a traffic violation. Citizen Traffic complaint forms are available at the Police Records counter on the 1st floor of of the Medford Police Department, 219 S. Ivy Street. After the form is filled out, a case number is obtained and the statement is sworn to and signed in front of a Medford Police Records Specialist.
The Municipal Court Judge and the City Attorney will review the form and decide if there is enough evidence to cite the offender. The City Attorney will notify the Police Department if a cite needs to be issued to the offender.
The vehicle taken into custody is subject to a $120.00 cash/credit card administrative fee to be paid to the Medford Police Department. Towing and storage charges are to be paid to the towing company and are separate from this charge. The vehicle will be sold if the charges are not paid.
The owner, possessor, or person having a legal interest in the vehicle is entitled to a hearing to contest the validity of taking the vehicle into custody and removing it, and to contest the reasonableness of the towing and storage charges. In order to have a hearing, you must do the following three things:
Further information may be obtained from the Medford Police Department (541) 774-2250