Skip to main content

Report an abandoned vehicle


You can use this service to report an abandoned vehicle.

Before you start

If a vehicle is in poor condition or out of tax, that does not always mean it is abandoned.

Before reporting a possible abandoned vehicle, please check:

  1. The vehicle has not moved for a minimum of four weeks, and
  2. The vehicle shows signs of abandonment such as four or more of the following:
    • not taxed (you can check if a vehicle is taxed on GOV.UK)
    • doors open or unlocked
    • flat tyres
    • missing wheels
    • windows open
    • windows broken
    • burnt out
    • rusty brake discs
    • contains waste
    • significant damage
    • mould on the inside
    • covered in tree sap or mould
    • missing one or more number plates
    • build up of litter, weeds, or debris under the vehicle
    • build up of debris under the wiper blades
    • wiper blades stuck to the windscreen
    • no registered keeper
    • multiple parking tickets on the windscreen
    • fuel filler cap open or missing

Please note: a vehicle that moves location on a road (even infrequently) is not abandoned.

Start now