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Report an abandoned vehicle

An abandoned vehicle is one that has been discarded by its owner. To be classified as abandoned a vehicle may be:

  • untaxed
  • significantly damaged, run-down or un-roadworthy
  • vandalised
  • burnt out
  • badly parked or left in an isolated, unusual, or dangerous position
  • stationary for a significant amount of time

If a vehicle has been left in a dangerous position, is causing an obstruction to the highway or is suspected of being stolen you should contact your local police station.

To report an abandoned vehicle call Car Clear on 0800 169 9900

Untaxed vehicles can also be reported online: DVLA – report an untaxed vehicle

Reclaiming your vehicle

If you think your vehicle has been removed because it was untaxed or reported as an abandoned vehicle you will need to contact either your local district or borough council or Warwickshire Police on their non-emergency telephone number 01926 415000.

Please note that there are statutory fees for the removal and disposal of abandoned vehicles:

  • removal – £192 plus VAT
  • storage – £26 plus VAT per day for a maximum of 28 days
  • disposal – £75 plus VAT
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