Report an Abandoned Vehicle

Before you start

If a vehicle is in poor condition or out of tax, that doesn’t always mean it’s abandoned.

Before reporting an abandoned vehicle, please check:

  1. The vehicle has not moved for a minimum of two weeks, and
  2. The vehicle shows signs of abandonment such as two or more of the following:
    • Poor condition
    • Build up of debris around the wheels, and/or on the windscreen
    • Broken windows
    • Unlocked doors or boot
    • Fuel filler cap open
    • Un-taxed (you can check if a vehicle is taxed on gov.uk)

Please note that a vehicle that moves location on a road (even infrequently) is not abandoned.

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