Report an abandoned vehicle

Each year around 1,000 vehicles are abandoned in our local area.

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

After you finish

Our rangers investigate each report of an abandoned 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 abandoned sticker on the windscreen or windows.