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Report an abandoned vehicle

You can report an abandoned vehicle.

How to tell if it is an abandoned vehicle

Some questions that will help you identify an abandoned car:

  • Does it look vandalised and/or fire damaged?
  • Does it look unused and in poor condition?
  • Has it been there for over a week?
  • Is the vehicle taxed - check if a vehicle is taxed using the registration number
  • Are the wheels or petrol cap missing?
  • Have parts been removed or damaged? (eg broken windows or flat tyres)
  • Has it been parked or abandoned in an isolated or unusual location?
  • Is it a known area for abandoned vehicles?
  • Have you seen anybody use it or act suspiciously around it?
  • Is it full of rubbish, hazardous material or combustibles?
  • Is it missing 1 or more of its number plates?

If we have to remove an abandoned vehicle we can charge the person it is registered to:

  • Charge for removal of an abandoned vehicle £125
  • Charge for daily storage of an abandoned vehicle £15 per day
  • Charge for disposal of an abandoned vehicle £65

Cars, vans and other motorised, taxable vehicles can be removed from private land (with landowner's permission) and at the owner's request. A charge of £45 is made for this service.