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Abandoned Vehicles - Reporting a Problem

Abandoned car

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 options.

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 operation.

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 location?
  • Is it a known area for abandoned vehicles?
  • Have you seen anybody use it or act suspiciously around it?
  • 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.

Further Information

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More Information

See also in our website

External websites

  • Department for Transport
    Home for Transport information in the UK.
  • Safer Roads Partnership
    The Safer Roads Partnership in West Mercia is part of West Mercia Police and works in partnership with nine partner agencies to reduce casualties and make the roads safer for all users.
  • Think! Road Safety
    Provides road safety information for road users.

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This page was last reviewed 29 October 2013 at 10:07.
The page is next due for review 27 April 2015.