Abandoned vehicles

Private land

If the vehicle has been abandoned on private land for considerable time, or it is extensively damaged, we can visit to assess if it is abandoned. We cannot remove a vehicle on private land just because it is taking up a parking space.

If a vehicle has been abandoned on your property you can apply to the DVLA to get details of the owner. You can then write to the registered keeper to ask them to remove it or make your own arrangements for removal if no response is received.

The law requires we give 15 days' notice of intended removal to the landowner.