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27th November 2020 - Abandoned Vehicles

Abandoned Vehicles

Around the start of the holiday season we usually get an increase in reports of abandoned vehicles across the Bracknell District.

For a vehicle to abandoned it usually has to be the following:

  • out of road tax
  • remains in the same place for in excess of 28 days
  • no obvious owner
  • flat tyres
  • vandalised
  • insecure
  • contains waste
  • 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.

If the vehicle is on private land, such as Housing Association car park, then they should be contacted first.

If you are sure that the vehicle is abandoned and meets the above criteria and checks then you can report it to us, see below:

Please note the Public Protection Partnership (PPP) abandoned vehicle service covers the Bracknell Forest Council area only. To report an abandoned vehicle in the Bracknell Forest local authority area please click here.  

Please follow the links below to report an abandoned vehicle in other areas within the PPP:

To report an abandoned vehicle in West Berkshire please click here. 

To report an abandoned vehicle in Wokingham Borough Council area please click here

Bracknell Forest
West Berkshire