Abandoned vehicles | Central Bedfordshire Council

Abandoned vehicles

Report an abandoned vehicle

If you need to report any type of abandoned vehicle (including motorbike, van, trailer or caravan) please call 0300 300 8302 or email customers@centralbedfordshire.gov.uk.

We will need to know the:

  • vehicle make and model
  • colour
  • registration plate (if there is one)
  • location of the vehicle
  • general condition and and deterioration
  • approximate length of time the vehicle has been there

Read more about signs which mean a vehicle may have been abandoned

Please note: There is no legal definition of an abandoned vehicle and before we can decide that the vehicle is abandoned it must be investigated and attempts made to give any parties a reasonable time period in which to make their interest known.

If the vehicle is untaxed or declared with a SORN (statutory off road notification) you can report it to the DVLA (link opens in new window). It’s no longer a legal requirement to display a tax disc on a vehicle.

Nuisance vehicles

We're not responsible for resolving neighbourly disputes or civil matters between residents. If the vehicle is causing an obstruction or a danger to other road users it should be reported to the police, as it has the power to immediately tow away such a vehicle in these cases (not us.)

If a vehicle is parked in violation of parking restrictions you can report a parking problem.