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Abandoned vehicles

The council has the power to remove and dispose of abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. However, abandoned vehicles can’t be removed from private land without permission from the landowner.


How to tell if a vehicle has been abandoned

A vehicle may have been abandoned if it is:

Report an abandoned vehicle

If you think a vehicle has been abandoned, please contact us. It is important that you give us as much information as you can so that we can find and deal with the vehicle.

If you can, please tell us:

  • the vehicle’s registration number
  • the make, model and colour of the vehicle
  • where we can find the vehicle

When we have found the abandoned vehicle, we will tag it and give notice of removal. If the vehicle isn’t removed within seven days, or if its owner can’t be traced, we will remove it.

Telephone: 01656 643643

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