Abandoned and nuisance vehiclesThe Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 (often referred to as the Clean Neighbourhoods Act) became law on 1 April 2012. Under this law we can issue fixed penalty notices for abandoned and nuisance vehicles.
Vehicles left out in the open for long periods of time can be dangerous, especially as they often become targets for arson and vandalism. They're also an eyesore for people living nearby.
Under the new legislation, if appropriate, we can issue:
- a £200 fixed penalty to the vehicle owner
- a seven day notice to remove the vehicle, after which we can remove and dispose of it.
Nuisance vehiclesA nuisance vehicle is when a business causes an obstruction by having vehicles on the road. For example if it is:
- making money from selling two or more vehicles within 500m of each other on a road
- carrying out repairs to vehicles on a street.
Abandoned vehiclesIf we are made aware of an abandoned vehicle we will work with police and the Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) to trace owner of vehicle and decide which action to take.
Abandoned vehicles may be:
- not linked to a current vehicle keeper on the DVAs record
- stationary for a long time
- badly damaged, run down or unroadworthy
- burnt out
- lacking one or more of its number plates
- filled with waste.
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us with as much information as possible about the vehicle, including:
- make and model (for example, Renault Clio)
- registration number
- exact location
- approximate length of time it has been there.