An abandoned vehicle is one 'which appears to have been left without lawful authority'; this is likely to be the case if it's:

  • stationary for a significant amount of time
  • significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy - for example, has flat tyres, missing wheels or a broken windscreen
  • burned out
  • missing a number plate

Report an abandoned vehicle

Check which abandonded vehicles we can help with, before you contact our Environmental Services Team.

You'll need to provide details of:

  • vehicle location
  • vehicle type (car, van, caravan, motorbike)
  • vehicle condition (good, dirty, damaged)
  • registration number
  • your name, address and contact telephone number (in case we need to check any details)
  • any other information that will help us to resolve the request

Our responsibility for abandoned vehicles

Check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT before you report an abandoned vehicle:

Be aware that we cannot help with:

  • abandonded vehicles on private land, unless requested to do so by the landowner or emergency services
  • stolen vehicles
  • vehicles that have been involved in an accident

Removing abandoned vehicles

If you've reported abandonded vehicles we can help with, we'll arrange removal as soon as possible.

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