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Abandoned vehicles

Coronavirus update

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we are not dealing with abandoned vehicles.

Report an abandoned vehicle

It is an offence to abandon a motor vehicle on a public road or on land in the open air. The council can take action to remove vehicles that are considered abandoned.

If you notice a vehicle which:

  • has been stationary for a long time
  • is damaged, vandalised or burnt out
  • is unroadworthy, with flat tyres or broken windows
  • contains waste
  • is missing one or both registration plates

and think that it has been abandoned, you can report it to us by email wastemanagement@belfastcity.gov.uk or telephone 0800 032 8100.

Report a nuisance vehicle

A nuisance vehicle is when a business causes an obstruction by having vehicles on the road.

For example if the business is:

  • selling two or more vehicles parked within 500m of each other on a road
  • carrying out repairs to vehicles parked on a street.

If we find a business causing an obstruction in this way we can fine them £100 under street trading legislation.
To report a nuisance vehicle caused by a business, email buildingcontrollicensing@belfastcity.gov.uk or telephone 028 9027 0650.


Contact us
Waste management
0800 032 8100
Cecil Ward Building
4-10 Linenhall Street
Belfast
BT2 8BP