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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.

    You can also use an online form.

    Report an abandoned vehicle

  • Report a vehicle causing a nuisance

    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.

    To report a nuisance vehicle caused by a business, email or telephone 028 9027 0650.

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