Abandoned cars and vehicles

Report an abandoned vehicle

The easiest way to report an abandoned car or vehicle to us is using our online form. 

Report an abandoned vehicle

Or, you can call us on 01782 717717. 

What information we will need 

When you report an abandoned vehicle to us you will be asked to provide as much of the following information about the vehicle as possible:  

  • make and model (for example Ford Fiesta)  
  • colour  
  • registration number  
  • location  
  • condition of vehicle  

What happens next?  

An officer will inspect the vehicle to see what action is required. 

If the vehicle is on private land, we will need permission from the landowner before action can be taken. If permission is not granted, a notice can be served on the landowner requiring them to remove the vehicle. 

Is the abandoned vehicle causing a dangerous obstruction? 

Please report the abandoned vehicle to the police if the vehicle is: 

  • in a dangerous position 
  • causing an obstruction on the highway  
  • thought to be stolen or involved in crime