We are unlikely to consider vehicles to be abandoned if:
You can report an abandoned vehicle online:
The vehicle is inspected, a checklist completed and photographs taken to determine if the vehicle has been abandoned.
If, in the opinion of the council, the vehicle is abandoned, attempts are made to contact the keeper to determine if the vehicle is genuinely abandoned (a number of reports are in fact parking disputes rather than abandoned vehicles). This gives the owner an opportunity to claim/remove the vehicle. If there is no response then a notice is served.
Once the notice period has passed the vehicle will be removed and disposed of if it has not been claimed. The prescribed costs are passed to the registered keeper – there are separate charges for removal of a vehicle, storage of a vehicle and its destruction.
The Clean Neighbourhoods & Environment Act 2005 sets out two specific ‘nuisance vehicles’ offences. These are:
We will investigate reports of nuisance vehicles meeting the above criteria to establish whether an offence is being committed. We are unable to act on reports of untaxed vehicles or vehicles parked inconsiderate.
You can report an untaxed vehicle that you’ve seen on a public road anonymously to the DVLA:
You will need to include the:
You won't be able to report the vehicle without these details.
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