Report abandoned vehicles

After you report an abandoned vehicle

Before we can take action, we investigate whether the vehicle is abandoned. The vehicle may be abandoned if any of the following apply:

  • It has no keeper on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's (DVLA) database and is untaxed. We need to check with the DVLA as vehicles no longer have to display a tax disc.
  • It's been stationary for a long time.
  • It's badly damaged, run-down or un-roadworthy, for example, flat tyres, missing wheels or broken windows.
  • It has number plates missing.

Learn how councils deal with abandoned vehicles