Report a vehicle illegally parked or abandoned

Project Status: When you need to do this

What you need to do

Complete our online form to report a vehicle that is illegally parked or appears abandoned or unattended.

Report an illegally parked vehicle

Before you start

What we need to know

  • We must have evidence of the offence being committed.
  • Supplying information in your report such as the make, model, number plate and exact location may help with our investigation.
  • To gather evidence, our rangers may also use their own observations, photos, field notes, chalk marks and recording the vehicle wheel position electronically.

Other information

Ongoing parking problems

We manage ongoing issues with people who overstay in timed zones and ticketed parking areas by observing and encouraging drivers to change their behaviour and comply with parking restrictions.

When we’re notified of illegally parked vehicles, our rangers will arrange ongoing patrols of the area over a period of time. Attending immediately isn’t always possible and in many instances the vehicle has moved on or is parking with a valid permit.

Rangers can also investigate abandoned or unattended vehicles if they have been unmoved for a period of time. The time from reporting a vehicle as abandoned to removal is at least 4 weeks depending on registration status. Rangers will always make attempts to contact the last registered owner before the removal process takes place.

Parking safety issues

We respond as soon as possible if the illegally parked vehicle presents a public safety issue. This includes double parking, vehicles parked in restricted areas such as clearways, bus lanes or bus stops, intersections, no stopping zones or on footpaths and across driveways.

Please note: our rangers don’t have the authority to get vehicles towed. Contact the NSW Police Force on 131 444 to request a vehicle to be towed.