We only investigate abandoned vehicles that meet one or more criteria:
- It’s stationary for a significant amount of time (6 weeks plus) and the vehicle owner is unknown
- It’s significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy, for example has flat tyres, missing wheels or broken windows
- It's burned out
- A number plate is missing
Untaxed vehicles that are being kept/used on the public highway that do not meet any of the above criteria should be reported to the DVLA.
Parked illegally or inconsiderately
The council are unable to enforce obstructive or dangerous parking unless the vehicle is parked on a restricted area (e.g. double yellow lines). If the vehicle is causing a major obstruction or serious danger please report it to the police on 101.
Parked on private land
If the vehicle is on private land, the landowner needs to contact us and give written permission for an officer to investigate.
Please complete the form below to allow our officers to investigate fully.
Report an Abandoned Vehicle