What is an Abandoned Vehicle ?
Under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 the Local Authority
has the power to remove vehicles that have been left in the open
air and to which the keeper has no intention of returning. It also
includes trailers and caravans.
What if an abandoned car, van or other vehicle has been
If a vehicle has been burnt out, it should be reported to Tamworth
Police, Tel: 101 as it may be have been stolen, otherwise the
police will report it to us for removal.
What if a vehicle is being used without road
If a vehicle is being used without a valid tax disc it is not
classed as abandoned, this can be reported to:
DVLA online at www.dft.gov.uk/dvla/untaxedvehicle
(this can be done anytime and anonymously).
By letter to:
D.V.L.A local office
Or by telephone on 0300 790 6802 (Monday to Friday 9am to
How do I report an Abandoned Vehicle?
Telephone (01827) 709709 or email email@example.com.
Or use the Report it online facility.
Please have the following information:
- Where the vehicle is
- The registration number of the vehicle
- The colour and make of vehicle
- The condition of the vehicle (i.e. burnt out, vandalised or
- How long it has been there for
- If it is displaying a tax disc