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Community Safety

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 emailing or calling 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 or telephone 028 9027 0650.

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