Ashland is a unique community that is one of the finest places in the country to live and work.

We at the Ashland Police Department understand this and are committed to working with the community to maintain that quality of life. We understand that we have an obligation to treat all people not just with courtesy, fairness and professionalism but also with politeness and respect. As we approach our vocation in this manner it comes naturally that we enjoy our work while assuring that our community and its guests also enjoy life...

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All code compliance complaints go through our Community Development/Planning Dept at 51 Winburn Way and must be submitted in writing.  The official form can be found under the Community Development Division of this website.  Select Code Compliance from the drop-down list to see instructions and to download the form for submitting your complaint.

If you've received a traffic citation and would like to better understand which law you violated, the state has a web-site that might be helpful.  Click on the link below to be redirected.


If your vehicle was impounded as a result of an arrest, you will need to come to the Police Department at 1155 E. Main to obtain a release form. 

We will release the vehicle to the registered owner, who must provide us with I.D., proof of insurance, a valid licensed driver and $105 CASH for the processing fee. 

The tow lot will have an additional fee.

If you have any questions call 541-482-5211.


Recology Ashland Sanitary partnered with the Ashland police department to bring a new prescription drug deposit box to the City of Ashland.  The prescription drug deposit box,  which has been placed in the lobby of the Ashland police department, was built and donated by Recology Ashland Sanitary.  In addition, Recology Ashland Sanitary provided the sign that is mounted on the wall above the box.

The prescription drug deposit box will allow citizens the opportunity to drop off the following items in a secure box. 

  • Prescriptions
  • Over the counter Medications
  • Medication Samples
  • Medications for pets
  • Ointments
  • Lotions
  • Liquid medication in glass or leak proof containers.

The following items WILL NOT be accepted in the box.

  • Needles (sharps)
  • Thermometers
  • Bloody or infectious waste
  • Medications from businesses or clinics
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Aerosol cans or inhalers
  • Food items
  • Supplements

The best time to drop off your items are during business hours.

Installing this box will assist with keeping prescription medicines away from children, out of landfills, our water supply, and waste treatment systems.

Absolutely!  We have a "tip-line" that you may call  or email at any time.  You do not have to leave your name;  just the information or tip you'd like to give. 

The tip-line phone number isn't for emergencies.  It's a resource for people who want to give the police department a tip or information regarding criminal activity without having to speak to an officer.  Our TIP-LINE is (541) 552-2333.

If you prefer to use email for your tip, we now have an email account that goes directly to the detectives.  You can EMAIL the detectives at: tipline@ashland.or.us

The ABANDONED VEHICLE hotline can be accessed 24/7 by calling 541-552-2277.  To assist us in locating the vehicle, please take note of it's exact location, the make, model and color of the vehicle.  
The process for towing an abandoned vehicle can take approximately one month. 


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