We can investigate an abandoned vehicle if:

  • It has no keeper on DVLA’s database and is untaxed - check vehicle tax online
  • It’s stationary for a significant amount of time (over 4 weeks). If the vehicle is legally parked and roadworthy we will take no further action
  • It’s significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy - for example, has flat tyres, missing wheels or broken windows
  • A number plate is missing
  • It has become the target of vandalism or anti-social behaviour

We will not investigate a vehicle if:

  • The only issue is that it is untaxed. This should be reported to the DVLA - https://forms.dft.gov.uk/report-an-untaxed-vehicle/
  • The only issue is lack of current MOT (This should be reported to the Police non-emergency number 101)
  • The only issue is inconsiderate or illegal parking
  • It’s burned out. Burned out vehicles should be reported to the Police non-emergency number 101

Report an abandoned vehicle