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Abandoned vehicles

Usually abandoned vehicles are vehicles that have been in the same location without being driven for some time. Often, they don't have valid road tax.

However, if a vehicle is untaxed this does not necessarily mean that the vehicle is abandoned; sometimes vehicles will be driven without valid road tax. We have a team of authorised abandoned vehicle officers who will inspect all vehicles that are reported. Authorised officers will follow these characteristics as set by central government when inspecting possible abandoned vehicles:

  • Untaxed, with;
  • No current vehicle keeper on the driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) record
  • Stationary for a significant amount of time
  • Significantly damaged, run down, unroadworthy, flat tyres, wheels removed or broken windows.
  • Burned out
  • Lacking one or more of its number plates
  • Containing waste

Further information regarding abandoned vehicles can be found by visiting GOV.UK.

How do I report an abandoned vehicle?

If you suspect a vehicle to be abandoned in Leicester, please report it online using Love Clean Streets, with the following details:

  • Vehicle Registration Number
  • Make, model and colour
  • Location – please be as precise as you can giving the road name and nearest house number if available
  • How long the vehicle has been at the location
  • General condition of vehicle
  • Your name and contact details – all personal information is held in the strictest confidence.