Our officer will contact the owner, where possible, to either remove the vehicle or claim it. If the owner cannot be traced, the vehicle may be towed away for a short period of storage before disposal. If the owner decides they want to recover the vehicle from the council's abandoned vehicle contractor (opens new window), they'll have to pay the collection and storage charges.
Vehicles that are burnt out or in a dangerously damaged condition may be removed immediately without prior notice to the owner.
Vehicles inspected and not considered abandoned will not normally be considered for re-inspection until they have been unmoved for at least 3 months from the date of the report.