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Abandoned Vehicles

Our Enforcement Officers inspect vehicles that are reported  as having been abandoned or those they come across on their daily patrols.

A vehicle is likely to be abandoned if:

  • 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​

Simply because a vehicle is poorly parked does not mean it has been abandoned. 

How to report an abandoned vehicle

Before you start

When reporting an abandoned vehicle to us, please include:

You can also report untaxed vehicles to the DVLA if they are on a public road.

To help investigations, we may ask for a statement to confirm how long the vehicle has been abandoned.
Report Abandoned Vehicle