Abandoned and Untaxed Vehicles

What if the vehicle is dangerous?

If you think a vehicle is dangerous and is a risk to members of the public, please report it to the Police.

What if the vehicle is parked outside my house?

There is no automatic right to a space outside your property. If the vehicle has a valid Road Tax disc and is not in the way it can park there legally.

Abandoned Vehicles

How do you report an abandoned vehicle?

An abandoned vehicle is classed as a vehicle that is not stolen, has no registered keeper and has been left on a public highway. Some indications that a vehicle is abandoned are;

  • The vehicle is untaxed
  • Debris on or around the vehicle
  • No number plate
  • In general disrepair

You can check this online by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax  and entering the vehicle registration and make.

If the vehicle is correctly parked, taxed and not in a dangerous condition it is not an abandoned vehicle.

If you think a vehicle may be abandoned it can be reported to us by completing the online form.

Untaxed Vehicles

How do you report an untaxed vehicle?

You can check this online by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax and entering the vehicle registration and make.

If you see an untaxed vehicle on the road or pavement (public highway) you can be report it to:

  • The DVLA on 0300 790 6802; or
  • Redcorn Ltd on 01708 526760

The Road Tax must have expired by at least two months before it may be removed with the permission of the DVLA.

If your vehicle is clamped or towed away for being untaxed please contact Redcorn Ltd on 01708 526760.

How do I get my untaxed vehicles back?

Vehicles can be released or reclaimed by contacting Redcorn Ltd directly on 01708 526760.

A release fee (and storage fees if taken to the contractors yard) may be payable before the vehicle is released.

Page last updated: 28/04/2017