Report an abandoned or unattended vehicle

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

After you finish

Our rangers investigate each report of an abandoned or unattended vehicle by:

  • attempting to contact the last known owner to move the vehicle
  • checking if the vehicle is registered and is not stolen
  • regularly monitoring the vehicle until we hear from the owner
  • removing the vehicle if the owner takes no action.

This process can take up to 60 business days, depending on the registration status of the vehicle.

If a vehicle has already been processed by us, it will have an unattended sticker on the windscreen or windows.

Laws and regulations

New laws came into force on 1 November 2022.

Learn more about the Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Act 2021 and accompanying Public Spaces (Unattended Property) Regulation 2022 at