Abandoned vehicles

Our Community Safety Team deals with abandoned vehicles that are a nuisance or untaxed.

There is no legal definition for an abandoned vehicle but we'd consider a vehicle to be abandoned if it hasn't moved for a considerable time and it:

  • is damaged or in a run-down state
  • has no number plates
  • contains waste
  • attracts vandals
  • has no registered keeper on the DVLA system
  • has a registered keeper but they fail to respond to our correspondence

Tell us about an abandoned vehicle

Report an abandoned vechicle

You'll need to provide:

  • the location of the vehicle
  • details for the vehicle or a description

You can also email communitysafetyteam@dumgal.gov.uk or call 030 33 33 3000.

What we'll do

We'll investigate your report to decide whether a vehicle has been abandoned.

Page last updated: 21/06/2023
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