Contact us to report an abandoned vehicle

Abandoning a vehicle is a criminal offence and is dealt with by the Environmental Protection team.

North Norfolk District Council does not investigate vehicles which have a valid tax. The vehicle enquiry service can assist you in finding out if a vehicle is taxed.

Untaxed vehicles can be reported online by completing the form below, untaxed vehicles should also be reported to the DVLA. If a vehicle appears to have been left unattended for more than two weeks, unless it is burnt out, use this form to report it abandoned.

Please note - if the vehicle is parked on private land we can only accept reports from the landowner.

Before you report an abandoned vehicle please collect as much information as possible, including:

Vehicle details

  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle make
  • Vehicle model and colour
  • Is the vehicle damaged?
  • Location of vehicle
  • Length of time at current location
  • Other information/comments

Your contact details 

  • Your name
  • Address line 1
  • Address line 2
  • Town
  • Postcode
  • Phone number
  • Email address

The following characteristics are generally common to abandoned vehicles and one or more will be taken into consideration by an enforcement officer when deciding if a vehicle is abandoned: 

  • Flat tyres
  • No current registered keeper
  • Broken windows
  • Stationary for more than 2 weeks
  • Contains waste
  • Missing number plates
  • Burnt out
  • Significantly damaged, run down or not roadworthy

A Local Authority officer will investigate all reported abandoned vehicles within 2 working days to make an assessment if the vehicle fits the criteria.


Report an abandoned vehicle