An abandoned vehicle is one where the circumstances indicate that the owner has no further interest in it. The council has a duty to remove any abandoned vehicle which is on council-owned or public land.
Every case is different however below are the indicators that a vehicle has potentially been abandoned:
• out of tax
• remains in the same place for in excess of 28 days
• no obvious owner
• flat tyres
• contains waste and
• burnt out.
Before we will consider if a vehicle is abandoned, an online DVLA tax check should be completed here. Note: If a DVLA trace shows the vehicle has a local keeper then it cannot be considered as abandoned.
Parking illegally or inconsiderately should be reported directly to the Police by calling 101.