Abandoned vehicle

We investigate vehicles reported as abandoned on local roads or car park areas

An untaxed vehicle or one without an MOT does not, on its own, constitute an abandoned vehicle. An officer will carry out a visual inspection of the vehicle and will be looking for signs that it may have been abandoned, such as:

  • flat tyres
  • broken windows
  • insecure
  • obvious signs that it has not moved for some time
  • missing number plate
  • fuel cap missing

We do not have the powers to deal with untaxed or SORN declared vehicles on the highway or vehicles without a current MOT. These offences are enforced by the DVLA

We will need the following information to be able to deal with the vehicle:

  • Make, model, colour and registration number of vehicle
  • The location
  • Is the vehicle in a dangerous condition?

Please leave your contact details in case there is a problem. It can take 3 to 4 weeks to remove.

Report an abandoned vehicle