Illegal Camping

Eugene City Code 4.815 prohibits camping in public right-of-ways, parks and other publicly-owned property. The City recognizes this is a very challenging issue and works hard with its partners toward solutions that balance neighborhood livability, safety, health, and compassionate and humane responses to homelessness.  


If you are witnessing an emergency or a crime in progress, call 911. 


How to Report Illegal Camping

To report illegal camping, please reference the specific location below and follow the corresponding steps.  

  1. In Cars
  2. In Parks
  3. Along Streets/ Public Property
  4. On Private Property

How to Report

Call the Eugene Police Department's non-emergency line at 541-682-5111. 


How We Respond

A local community partner will make first contact to connect campers with social services. If the car is not moved after several warnings, Eugene Police can cite campers and have the vehicle towed. 


NOTE: To report an abandoned vehicle with NO occupants, call City of Eugene Parking at 541-682-5729. A 72-hour warning sticker will be placed on a vehicle. If the vehicle has not moved after that period, a citation will be issued and the vehicle will be towed. 


Allowable Camping Options

Recognizing the housing and homelessness crisis that our community and cities across the nation are facing, the City Council has approved specific provisions through City Code 4.816 for permitted overnight sleeping. These provisions provide more options for people who are experiencing homelessness to find safe and legal places to sleep. 


Options include: