Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Trespass Letter of Consent (TLC) Program
Does participating in the TLC Program mean that my property receives extra patrol? No. Your signed consent authorized officers to take trespass enforcement action on your behalf. The police department must first be notified of the situation by a neighbor or concerned citizen, for example, in order to respond to the scene.
What happens if you arrest someone based on my signed letter? In some cases, officers are able to resolve trespass complaints without arresting the involved subject. However, there are situations where the officer has no choice but to cite or arrest an alleged offender. In those instances, you will be expected to participate in any resulting legal action.
What happens if I change my mind or sell my property? If the status of your property changes in any way, you must notify the police department as soon as possible and arrange for your trespass letter of consent to be updated or removed from our files.
How do I renew my TLC? The TLC expires one year from the first day of the month in which the authorization was granted. It is the property owner's responsibility to submit a renewal application.
What else do I need to do? In addition to your consent letter, your property must be posted with signs stating "No Trespass" and include a reference to Oregon Revised Statute "ORS 164.245." Do not add any other verbiage to the sign.