Abandoned vehicles

Part of: Removed vehicles

To tell us about an abandoned vehicle you can:

  • report it
  • email the Car Pound 

Tell us as much of the following vehicle information as possible: 

  • exact location 
  • registration number 
  • make and model 
  • colour 
  • how long it’s been abandoned 
  • photo if possible 

We look into reports of abandoned vehicles within 1 working day. 

Report an abandoned vehicle

Report through My Account

Log in to your My Account to report an abandoned vehicle.

Report through My Account

Report anonymously using our online form

Use our online form to report anonymously. You will not be updated on progress if your report is anonymous.

Report online anonymously

Use our online form to report anonymously. You will not be updated on progress using the online form.

Report using the Love Clean Streets app

You can report an abandoned vehicle using the Love Clean Streets app.

Report using the Love Clean Streets app

What an abandoned vehicle is 

Our officers may consider a vehicle abandoned if it: 

  • shows sign’s it’s not been used for a long time, like rusty brakes and flat tyres 
  • is damaged, run down or unroadworthy 
  • is burnt out 
  • lacks 1 or more of its number plates 
  • contains waste 
  • does not have wheels 
  • has broken windows 

A vehicle can be considered abandoned even if it's taxed and has a current MOT certificate. 

What happens to abandoned vehicles 

If we think a vehicle’s abandoned we will try to contact the registered owner. 

If the car’s in good condition, and we contact the registered owner, we remove the vehicle to the car pound. We write to the owner giving them 7 days to collect the vehicle before it’s disposed of. 

If there is no registered keeper, we may place a notice on the vehicle saying we'll remove and dispose of it with 24 hours. 

If the vehicle’s in such bad condition that it should be destroyed, we remove and dispose of the vehicle within 1 working day of the notice expiring. 

If we think a vehicle is dangerous or hazardous, we can remove it immediately. 

Contact or visit the Car Pound

Office hours
Monday to Saturday 7am to 10pm
Sunday 8am to 8pm

Bank holidays 8am to 6pm – times may vary
Christmas day – closed

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