We are responsible for removing abandoned vehicles from the public highway. An abandoned vehicle is generally a vehicle that has come to the end of its life, has no owner and has therefore been disowned.
The following categories are generally associated with abandoned vehicles:
stationary for a significant amount of time (at least 2 weeks)
significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy
lacking one or more of its registration plates
build up of dirt around vehicle
If a vehicle is displaying an expired tax disc, is poorly parked or does not belong to a resident living in the road, it doesn't necessary mean it has been abandoned.
We do not remove untaxed vehicles and these should be reported to the DVLA by calling 0300 790 6802 or via the GOV.UK website.
Please note: that owners have up to 28 days to renew their tax. We do not deal with foreign vehicles and these should be reported to the DVLA.
If you are reporting an abandoned vehicle, please ensure it falls into the above mentioned categories or it will not be dealt with.
When reporting an abandoned vehicle, please provide the following information to help us with your enquiry.
vehicle registration number
make, model and colour
exact location of vehicle
tax expiry date
how long it has been abandoned
condition of vehicle
Please remember if we do not have the above information we cannot investigate the issue.
Telephone: 020 8583 2000
PO Box 579
Vista Business Centre