Parking signs in Oregon

Oregon ADA parking sign with parking with DMV disabled permit only text

A fully ADA-compliant Oregon parking sign, current as of 5/6.

Accessible parking spaces

  • To mark accessible parking spaces, you must designate each accessible space with a sign that is green on white, saying “Reserved parking” with the International Symbol of Access in blue and white on it.
  • The sign should be minimum 12” x 18”.
  • If the space is van-accessible, “van accessible” should also be included on the sign.
  • If the space is wheelchair-only, “wheelchair user only” should be included in the sign.
  • Signs should be posted at least 7′ above the ground.

See our examples of fully compliant Oregon disabled parking signs.

Towing laws

Oregon tow away sign with custom text and up to date statute

Custom Oregon tow away sign with up to date statute as of 5/6.

I’m a property owner. What signage do I have to post to warn drivers that their cars might be towed?

  • To tow, you must have a sign at every vehicle entrance to your facility.
  • This sign must have:
    • Language saying, “Authorized vehicles only, “Unauthorized vehicles will be removed”, and “Towing and storage of unauthorized vehicles will be at the vehicle owner’s expense”.
    • Limitations on who can park there. (For example, “Parking for customers of Ramona’s Coffee Only.”)
    • The telephone number and name of the towing company.
    • The sign should be at least 18″ x 24″.

My car was towed. What do I do?

  • You should call local law enforcement. Laws vary between cities, so local police will be able to assist you with specific guidance.

See our selection of compliant Oregon towing signs.

Fire lane signage

  • The standard fire code requires you to post a 12” x 18” sign with 3” letters above fire lanes. In general, it’s the local authorities who set fire lane distances in the building code. You should be safe by posting signs every 25 feet, but make sure you check local fire and building codes, because they vary from city to city.

See our selection of compliant Oregon fire lane signs.

SmartSign is not in the business of providing legal advice. Make sure to check with a lawyer or your local authorities if you have any questions. Sometimes, local laws are different from what the state requires.

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