The City of Springfield has established an ordinance on the Abatement of Chronic Disorderly Property to address properties within the city limits that have become or are in danger of becoming nuisance properties. A Chronic Disorderly Property is defined as:
- Property in a residential neighborhood on which three or more Prohibited Activities have occurred during any sixty (60) day period; or
- Property in a residential neighborhood on which or within 200 feet of which any person associated with the Property has engaged in three or more Prohibited Activities during any sixty (60) day period.
In order for a residential property to be deemed as Chronic Disorderly, three or more Prohibited Activities have to occur within a 60 day period. These activities have to be documented by a police report in order to qualify. The Prohibit Activities that are outlined in the municipal code are (click on links for full Oregon Revised Statute definition):
- Harassment as defined in ORS 166.065(1)(a) or the city code.
- Intimidation as provided in ORS 166.155 to 166.165.
- Disorderly conduct as provided in ORS 166.025 or the city code.
- Assault, strangulation or menacing as provided in ORS 163.160, ORS 163.165, ORS 163.175, ORS 163.185, ORS 163.187, or ORS 163.190.
- Sexual offenses as provided in ORS 163.355 through ORS 163.411, ORS 163.413, ORS 163.415, ORS 163.425, ORS 163.427, ORS 163.435, or ORS 163.445.
- Public or private indecency as provided in ORS 163.465 or ORS 163.467.
- Prostitution or related offenses as provided in ORS 167.007, ORS 167.008, ORS 167.012, and ORS 167.017.
- Alcoholic liquor violations as provided in ORS 471.105 to 471.482.
- Offensive littering as provided in ORS 164.805.
- Criminal trespass as provided in ORS 164.243, 164.245, 164.255, 164.265.
- Theft as provided in ORS 164.015 to 164.140.
- Possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance or related offenses as provided in ORS 475.752 to 475.980.
- Illegal gambling as provided in ORS 167.122 or ORS 167.127.
- Criminal mischief as provided in ORS 164.345 to 164.365.
- Property which, in addition to or in combination with the prescribed number and duration of prohibited activities, upon
request for execution of a search warrant, has been the subject of a determination by a court that probable cause that
possession, manufacture, or delivery of a controlled substance or related offenses as defined in ORS 475.752 to 475.980 have occurred.
- Violating as provided in Springfield Municipal Code section 5.404, number of dogs; section 5.418, dogs and animals at large; section 5.420, barking dogs/Continuous Annoyance; section 5.450, dangerous animals; section 5.456, vicious dogs.
- Discharge of firearms in violation of city code section 5.118.
- Frequenting a place where controlled substances are used as provided in ORS 167.222.
- Noise violations in violation of city code section 5.220.
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