Abandoned vehicles are becoming an increasing problem in many areas. As well as being an eyesore abandoned vehicles can attract anti-social behaviour incuding arson and vandalism which can endanger lives, property and the environment.
What is an abandoned vehicle? It is likely to be a vehicle that the keeper no longer wants, that has been left in a place for a sufficient period of time, and in such a condition that enables the officer to confirm that it is abandoned. Rutland County Council has the power to remove abandoned vehicles under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978.
How do you know if a vehicle has been abandoned?
An abandoned vehicle usually has the following characteristics:-
- it is in a poor condition or has been vandalised e.g. flat tyres, missing parts, broken windows
- it has not been moved for a long period of time
- it has sustained accident damage
- if it has an invalid tax disc or no disc at all
- it is not secure
- it is burnt out
A vehicle will not be removed simply because it is untaxed. Untaxed vehicles should be reported to the DVLA Hotline Tel 08000 325 202 or via the DirectGov website.
Reporting an Abandoned Vehicle
If you would like to report an abandoned vehicle, please complete the online form below or contact us.
The more information you can give us the quicker we will be able to deal with the problem.
Report an Abandoned Vehicle