Abandoned vehicles

An abandoned vehicle is generally a vehicle that has come to the end of its life, has no registered owner and has therefore been abandoned. The council is responsible for investigating and removing abandoned vehicles on private & housing land. 

The following categories are generally associated with abandoned vehicles:

  • stationary for a significant amount of time (at least 2 months)
  • significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy
  • burned out
  • lacking one or more of its registration plates
  • build-up of dirt around vehicle

Vehicles with Tax and Insurance will not be investigated as abandoned by the council. Untaxed vehicles should be reported to the DVLA here (Please note this will open in a separate browser window)

If you are reporting an abandoned vehicle, please ensure it falls into the above mentioned categories or it will not be dealt with.

Please use the attached form to report an abandoned vehicle. We will require the following information to help us with your enquiry 

These are:

  • vehicle registration number
  • make, model and colour
  • exact location of vehicle
  • tax expiry date
  • how long it has been abandoned
  • condition of vehicle

Our online form to report an abandoned vehicle has changed to make it easier for you to report the issue to us and quicker for us to action.

Once you click on the button to report the problem, you will need to let us know the location by clicking on the map. You can zoom into the map for further clarity. You will then need to confirm the type of land it’s on.

Please note: If the problem is on the public highway - the map will automatically direct you to Hounslow Highways website. If the issue is on Private or Housing Land, you will be directed to the Council Enforcement Team’s form where you will be asked further information.

Tell us where the abandoned vehicle is

Please note this department does not deal with nuisance parking. 

Please contact the Parking Enforcement Team

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