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Abandoned vehicles

Check before reporting

Is the vehicle really abandoned?

Things you need to think about and check before reporting:

  • a vehicle in good condition is unlikely to have been abandoned

  • an abandoned vehicle is one which might have been left, unused, in one location for several weeks and may not be roadworthy

  • an abandoned vehicle is unlikely to have been taxed. It might have significant damage, flat tyres, wheels removed or broken windows

  • if a vehicle is untaxed or SORN and is being kept on the highway you can report it to the DVLA

  • to check if a vehicle is taxed please visit the DVLA  

Our response

  • we aim to investigate reports of abandoned vehicles within one working day

  • we will try to contact the owner

  • we will contact the police who will investigate whether the vehicle has been involved in a crime.

Make a report

Report an abandoned vehicle