Vehicle removal

Find out if your vehicle has been removed

You need to use the London Councils' TRACE service. Information on this can be found on their website

Your vehicle may either be relocated to another location, or removed to a compound.  If we have removed your vehicle you will need to come to the compound and pay for it to be released. 

If it was removed as the result of a Penalty Charge Notice, you will have 28 days from when it was released to make representations if you believe the PCN was incorrectly or unjustly issued. You will then have a further right of appeal to an Environment and Traffic Adjudicator if we refuse your representations.

How to get your vehicle back from the compound

You need to go to the compound where your vehicle is kept and pay for release.

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am -12 noon on Saturday, closed Sundays. 

Address: DVLA Hayes | Pump Lane | Hayes | UB3 3LZ 

Telephone: 0330 1358 941

You'll need to take the following information

  • proof of ownership (registration document or full insurance certificate)
  • proof of address (two utility bills within the past three months)
  • photo ID (passport or driver's license)

Cost of returning your vehicle

  • the cost of the original penalty notice
  • £200 release fee
  • £40 a day storage charge

You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, cash or postal order’ to ‘You can pay with Visa, MasterCard, Maestro or cash. 

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