You can report abandoned vehicles using our online form.
If the vehicle is blocking your driveway but not abandoned, you'll need to contact the Police.
Is the vehicle abandoned
A vehicle is probably abandoned if:
- it's no longer taxed
- it's been in the same spot for a long time - eg more than 3 weeks
- it's damaged with flat tyres, wheels removed or broken windows
- it's burnt out
- the number plates are missing
Find out if the vehicle is taxed
Vehicles don't have to display a tax disc any more.
You can check the tax status online with the DVLA. You just need to know the vehicle registration and make.
Remember to take a note of the date the tax was due - you'll need it when reporting the car to us.
How to report an abandoned vehicle
You can report an untaxed vehicle on a public road to us.
You'll need to tell us:
- the date the tax was due
- the vehicle's make, model, registration number (shown on the number plate) and colour
- the street where the vehicle is (or nearest street)
- your contact details in case we have difficulty locating the vehicle
On a council housing estate
If you see an untaxed and abandoned vehicle on part of a Council Housing Estate, you’ll need to report it to Sutton Housing Partnership.
On private land
If you find an untaxed and abandoned vehicle on privately owned land, the occupant of the property (or agent) can write to us. In the letter you need to:
- give us permission to take away the abandoned vehicle
- enclose an investigation fee - a cheque for £75 per vehicle
Report an abandoned vehicle using the form
If you have accessibility requirements or difficulties using the map you can make a report using the form. Note that the form will be reviewed manually and may take longer to action.
Report an abandoned vehicle using the map
If you would like to report an abandoned vehicle, you can report it by using the map below.
- use the search bar on the map to search for a location, address or street
- click on the map to place a pin
- proceed to fill in the short form