an Abandoned Vehicle
Abandoned vehicles are an environmental hazard, represent a danger
to the public (especially children), create a magnet for crime and
blight our communities.
Abandoned vehicles create problems not only for councils but
also for the police and the fire service.
Burnt out Vehicles are also carcinogenic and hazardous to
Many vehicles which are reported as abandoned to the council may
- Stolen, or
- Involved with crime
To Identify what may be an abandoned vehicle check for the
- Are the windows broken?
- Is the vehicle damaged in any way i.e. dented side panels?
- Has the vehicle been in the same place for a long period of
- Does the vehicle have flat tyres?
How do I report an abandoned vehicle?
- Take as many details of the vehicle as possible:- registration,
make/model, the date and year on the tax disc, condition of the
vehicle and how long it’s been there
- Make sure the vehicle is in fact abandoned!
- Call Wyre Forest District Council on (01562) 732928 or
- When giving the officer the vehicles details make sure you have
the exact location, to help us find the vehicle quickly.
What happens next?
- Our enforcement officer will inspect the vehicle, and assess
- If the vehicle is abandoned it will be removed and held for
safe-keeping until the registered owner is contacted.
- However if the vehicle is roadworthy our Enforcement Officer
will affix a 24 hour notice on the vehicle.
- Once we have the registered owners details the officer will
send a letter to give the owner 7 days notice to reclaim the
vehicle. The charges for this are also included on the letter.
Abandoning a vehicle within the Wyre Forest area now carries a
£200.00 Fixed Penalty Notice.
If a vehicle is not abandoned but has no up-to-date tax
displayed the Council will remove the vehicle to a pound for safe
keeping for seven days. The owner will be contacted by the
authority. If nothing is heard within the seven day waiting time
the vehicle will be destroyed under the Refuse Amenity Act
Disposal of Vehicles
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