Abandoned vehicles

We are responsible for the inspection and removal of abandoned vehicles on public land and the public roads.

What is an abandoned vehicle?

An abandoned vehicle is one that appears not to be in regular use and has been in situ for a period of time (usually 2 weeks or more).

Just because a vehicle is in poor condition or not taxed does not necessarily mean that it is abandoned and therefore on occasions additional enquiries may have to be made to establish whether or not the vehicle is abandoned before we can remove it.

This is a service where there is an associated fee or charge.

For information on our current fees and charges see our Environmental Health Fees and Charges page.

If a vehicle is causing an obstruction on the highway or is thought to be stolen or involved in a crime, please report it to South Wales Police on 101.

If a vehicle in un-taxed you should report this to the DVLA.

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

To report an abandoned vehicle we need to know:-

  • the location of the vehicle
  • how long has it been there
  • the make and colour
  • the registration number
  • if it has a tax disc and if so when it expires
  • the general condition of the vehicle

To report a vehicle which your believe to have been abandoned or to discuss having your car removed, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

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