Before you report an abandoned vehicle, read the advice and guidance below which will help you with your report.

Is the vehicle abandoned?

To help you decide if a vehicle has been abandoned in your area, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Is the vehicle untaxed?
  • Are there any flat tyres or removed wheels?
  • Is there litter around the car?
  • Is the windscreen or any windows broken?
  • Is the vehicle rusty or mouldy?
  • Does the vehicle contain items of waste?
  • Does the vehicle have number plates?
  • Are there wires hanging from the dashboard?
  • Are the brake disks rusty?

If you think still think the vehicle has been abandoned, report it to the council.

Fines and charges

Abandoning a vehicle is a criminal offence, carrying a maximum penalty of a fine of £2,500 or three months' imprisonment, or both.

Owners of abandoned vehicles are also liable for the following council costs:

  • £150 vehicle removal
  • £20 per day storage to a maximum of 40 days.

Report an abandoned vehicle

Your details

Name

Customer name
Title

Address

Customer address

Contact


Report details

Location

Location Details

Vehicle details


Tax details

If you have the vehicles registration and make, please visit here to check if the vehicle is taxed.

Is the vehicle taxed?

Owner Details

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