If you see an abandoned vehicle, such as a dumped car, please report it to us. 

Report an abandoned vehicle

We aim to remove all genuinely abandoned vehicles from roads​ and pavements as quickly as possible and to dispose of any unwanted vehicles belonging to residents.​


Our service

We will:

  • inspect all reported abandoned vehicles prior to removal and disposal
  • report all suspected stolen vehicles to the police
  • report all claimed vehicles that are untaxed to the DVLA
  • remove all abandoned vehicles from the public highway and from other open land, where the permission of the property owner has been given at cost to the Property Owner
  • ensure our contractors work safely and efficiently and dispose of all removed vehicles in an authorised manner.

We aim to meet the following standards:

  • inspect abandoned vehicles within two working days of them being reported
  • remove from the highway within 48 hours of inspection, all abandoned vehicles that we consider to be a danger to the public
  • place a 24 hour, 7 or 15 day notice on any vehicle considered to be abandoned, declaring our intention to remove and destroy it
  • answer your letters within 15 working days of receipt.

You can help by:

  • providing us with the registration number, colour, make and model and exact location of any suspected abandoned vehicle
  • telling us of any changes in the condition or location of a suspected abandoned vehicle after you have initially reported it.​