What happens to an abandoned vehicle?
If a vehicle is abandoned and the tax expired more than 28 days ago, we will contact the DVLA and inspect the vehicle (within one working day of the report to us).
If the vehicle is a danger to the public, we will remove it (within one working day of the report to us).
If the vehicle is not a danger to the public, we'll put a warning notice on it. We'll leave the notice on the vehicle for anything from 24 hours to 7 days. This gives the owner the chance to remove the vehicle. Once the notice period has ended, if the vehicle has not been claimed we'll remove it within one working day.