Abandoned Vehicles

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We are responsible for the removal of abandoned vehicles and arrange for either their disposal or storage. Once completed the responsibility is passed on to Norfolk County Council who will try to trace the owner to recover costs.


If a vehicle is reported as being abandoned, in the first instance we contact the Police for them to carry out vehicle checks and try and trace the owner.


Once these checks have been completed they give us the authority to deal with the removal of the abandoned vehicle.


If the vehicle is burnt out the Police will need to be contacted to carry out vehicle checks and once completed, authority is given to us to remove the vehicle.  


Once a vehicle has been removed by us it becomes the responsibility of Norfolk County Council and any person wishing to make claim to a vehicle must contact them.


How to report a suspected abandoned vehicle


If you would like to report a suspected abandoned vehicle, please use the Report Form or alternatively telephone 01553 616200.


How to check if a vehicle is taxed


You can check if a vehicle is taxed and has a valid MOT.  You will need the make and registration number of the vehicle to do this.


How to report an untaxed vehicle on the highway


Untaxed vehicles on the highway can be reported via the Department for Transport website.


Last updated: 01 December 2015
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