Salem Revised Code - SRC 95.550 Trespass
(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter or re- SALEM POLICE
main in or upon premises when the premises, at the
time of such entry or remaining, are not open to the
public, or when the entrant is not otherwise licensed
1.Complete the form on the reverse side of or privileged to so.
(B) It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to leave
this brochure. premises that are open to the public after being
lawfully directed to do so by the person in charge.
2. Detach the registration (C) It shall be unlawful for any person, with the intent to
portion and return only cause substantial inconvenience to the owner or to
another person, and having no right to do so, nor
the registration form to: reasonable ground to believe that he has such right,
to tamper or interfere with or damage property of
Salem Police Department another.
Crime Prevention Unit (D) It shall be unlawful for any person to enter premises
555 Liberty St. SE, Room 130 that are open to the public after being lawfully pro-
Salem, OR 97301
3. Save the remaining portion of this
hibited from entry to the premises. (Ord. No. 3389;
Ord. No. 60-76; Ord. No. 30-2003)
SRC 95-548 DEFINITIONS: As used in SRC 95.548 and
brochure. It contains helpful information
95.550, except as the context requires otherwise:
regarding the trespass ordinance and (A) “Open to the public” means premises which by their
your responsibilities as participant in this physical nature, function, custom, usage, notice, or
PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY WITH T.L.C.
lack thereof, or other circumstances, at the time
program. would cause a reasonable person to believe that no
permission to enter or remain is required.
(B) “Person in charge” means a person, his representa-
tive or his employee of the person who has lawful
Do you have other questions? control of the premises by ownership, tenancy, offi-
cial position or other legal relationship. It includes,
Please contact the Crime Prevention Unit staff but is not limited to the person or holder of a posi-
tion, designated as the person or position-holder in
at (503) 588-6175. charge by the Governor, board, commission of gov-
erning body of any political subdivision of this state.
(C) “Premises” includes any building and any real
property, whether privately or publicly owned.
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FOR OFFICE USE ONLY
STREET NAME PERMIT NUMBER
What is a Trespass Letter of Consent? How do I put a letter on file? DATE RECEIVED ENTRY DATE / INITIALS
A Trespass Letter of Consent is a document which If a Trespass Letter of Consent (TLC) would be help- TRESPASS LETTER OF CONSENT
allows a police officer to take enforcement action on ful to you, complete the form included in this bro- I,
your behalf without first contacting you. chure and return it to the Salem Police Department NAME
Crime Prevention Unit. The original copy will be
Police officers do not normally have the authority to retained by the Salem Police Department.
go onto private property, which is not open to the CITY/STATE ZIP
public, and remove individuals or request them to What else do I need to do?
leave without the consent or authority of the prop- HOME PHONE WORK PHONE MOBILE PHONE
erty owner. If an officer observes someone on pri- In addition to your consent letter, your property
vate property when the business is closed, or a should be posted with ‘No Trespass’ signs. The signs VALID/CURRENT EMAIL ADDRESS
problem is reported by someone who does not have must include the Trespass SRC 95.550. These signs BEING THE (Check the appropriate box.):
the authority to sign a trespass complaint, the police should not include any language specific to loitering. PROPERTY OWNER
department must contact the person who is legally
LESSEE - BUSINESS NAME, if applicable
responsible for the property.
What happens next?
RETURN ONLY THE CONSENT PORTION
A Trespass Letter of Consent gives Salem Police Of- Should an officer respond to your property, the MANAGER - BUSINESS NAME, if applicable
ficers permission to act on behalf of the property computerized trespass file is available for officers to
owner or manager in trespass situations. quickly determine if there is a current TLC on file BUSINESS NAME
and take appropriate action. OTHER PERSON HAVING LAWFUL CONTROL OF PREMISES BY
Officers who observe trespassers on private prop- TENANCY, OFFICIAL POSITION, OR OTHER LEGAL
erty can address the problem immediately, rather RELATIONSHIP. Please explain briefly:
What happens if I change my mind or sell my
than having to wait, contact a property owner or
manager, if one can be located, or take no action at property?
If the status of your property changes in any way, OF THE PREMISES* LOCATED AT:
we ask that you notify us as soon as possible and
What happens if you arrest someone based on arrange for your trespass letter to be updated or
SITE ADDRESS OR TAX LOT NUMBER
my signed letter? removed from our files. If there are no changes, a
renewal letter will be sent to you annually. DO HEREBY DESIGNATE EACH AND EVERY POLICE OFFICER,
NOW AND HEREAFTER, EMPLOYED BY THE CITY OF SALEM AS
In some cases, officers are able to resolve trespass MY AGENT AND REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PURPOSE OF
complaints without arresting the involved subject. You may revoke your trespass letter in two ways. ENFORCING SECTIONS 95.548 THROUGH 95.550 OF THE SALEM
However, there are situations where the officer has First, when you receive your renewal letter, simply REVISED CODE. THIS AUTHORIZATION SHALL CONTINUE IN
no choice, but to cite or arrest an offender. In those FULL FORCE AND EFFECT UNTIL SUCH TIME AS IT IS REVOKED
write ‘cancel’ across it and return it to the police IN WRITING AND SAID WRITING IS DULY DELIVERED TO THE
instances, you will be expected to be available for department. Your letter will be purged from the file SALEM POLICE DEPARTMENT.
any resulting court action. immediately upon receipt of your cancellation. If, Dated this SELECT of __________, 20_____
_____ day SELECT SELECT
however, you do not want to wait for the renewal
What is the law regarding trespass? notice, you may notify the Crime Prevention Unit in
SIGNATURE PRINTED NAME
writing and request your trespass letter be can-
Generally, a person commits the offense of Trespass celled; it will be removed from our files. EMERGENCY CONTACT INFORMATION (optional):
if the person enters or remains unlawfully in or upon
NAME (LIST ANY APPLICABLE TITLE) DATE OF BIRTH
premises when such premises is not open to the pub-
lic; or the person fails to leave premises that are
HOME PHONE WORK PHONE MOBILE PHONE
open to the public after being lawfully directed to
do so by the person in charge. Refer to the City of Thank you for your interest in the TLC program.
Salem Revised Code regarding Trespass on the re- For additional information, please contact the NAME (LIST ANY APPLICABLE TITLE) DATE OF BIRTH
verse side of this brochure. Crime Prevention Unit at 503-588-6175. MOBILE PHONE
HOME PHONE WORK PHONE
*ONLY ONE ADDRESS PER TLC FORM IS PERMITTED.