Before you report an abandoned vehicle in Medway please collect as much information as possible.
The following points should help you identify if a vehicle is abandoned:
- Check if the vehicle is untaxed - The fact a vehicle is untaxed does not necessarily mean it has been abandoned. The enforcement authority for untaxed vehicles is the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) which has its own prosecution officers. The DVLA can be contacted on the Road Tax Cheat line 08000 325 202.
- Are any of the tyres flat or have any of the wheels been removed?
- Is there any evidence (litter or weeds/leaves under the vehicle), indicating that it has not been moved for some time?
- Is the windscreen or any of the windows broken?
- Is there any mould on either the inside or outside the vehicle?
- Does the vehicle contain items of waste eg tyres, old newspapers, general rubbish?
- Does the vehicle have number plates?
- Has the vehicle been vandalised? Exterior vandalism might include dents in bodywork, or bumpers or spoilers being removed. Interior vandalism might include the radio being stolen, seat covers being slashed.
A notice will be fixed to any vehicle deemed to be abandoned and the time that must elapse before the vehicle is removed depends on its location and condition.
When to contact us
You should only phone us on 01634 333 333 if:
- you have reported a vehicle and it hasn't been picked up
- an abandoned vehicle notice is fixed to your car
- your car has been removed (or phone the number on the notice)