A vehicle may be considered abandoned if:
- It does not have or doesn’t appear to have an owner
- It has not moved location for a long period of time
- It does not have valid vehicle tax (although this does not necessarily indicate that a vehicle is abandoned). This can be checked on the vehicle tax check website.
- It is open and a target for vandalism or in such a state it represents a danger to the public.
Note: If a vehicle is simply badly parked, broken down, or untaxed, it has not necessarily been abandoned.
If you think that a vehicle may have been abandoned, tell us - you can report an abandoned vehicle online or call 0115 981 9911.
If you see a vehicles that has been parked badly and is causing an obstruction, you should file a police report.