Abandoned Vehicles - Reporting a Problem
A secure online service to report an Abandoned Vehicle located
anywhere within Worcestershire.
Report an Abandoned Vehicle
What we need from you
Complete all required fields as accurately as you can providing
as much information as possible to assist us in determining
the most appropriate action.
You will be given the option to pinpoint the location using our
mapping tool which also shows previously reported incidents.
Alternatively you can use the street lookup or postcode search
Please use 'Additional Location Information' fields, where
provided, to describe the exact location and whether on the road,
verge or pavement.
Who is Responsible?
This service is the responsibility of the local District, City
or Borough Council and the request you raise online will be
forwarded directly to the relevant department
What we will do
The receiving department review all requests received each day
and determine the most appropriate action based on both the details
you provided and any policies and procedures currently in
There are a variety of signals indicating a vehicle is
abandoned. Some things to look out for are listed below:
- Does it look vandalised and/or fire damaged?
- Does it look unused and in poor condition?
- Has it been there for over a week?
- Is there a valid tax disc?
- Are the wheels or petrol cap missing?
- Have parts been removed or damaged? (For example. broken
windows or flat tyres)
- Has it been parked or abandoned in an isolated or unusual
- Is it a known area for abandoned vehicles?
- Have you seen anybody use it or act suspiciously around
- Is it full of rubbish/hazardous material/combustibles?
Upon receiving a report of an abandoned vehicle an officer will
visit the vehicle, enquiries are then made via the DVLA and police
to ascertain the last registered owner or if the vehicle has been
reported stolen. Where necessary a notice is then placed on the
vehicle giving any interested persons the opportunity to remove the
vehicle. When the required time period has elapsed the vehicle is
then removed and destroyed.
The police also have the power to immediately remove any
vehicle, which is left abandoned in breach of local traffic
regulation orders, or is causing an obstruction or is likely to
cause a danger.
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This page was last reviewed 25 March 2013 at 16:41.
The page is next due for review 21 September 2014.