What's an abandoned or nuisance vehicle, when and how to report one.

What we can't help with

We can't help with:

What's an abandoned vehicle

An abandoned vehicle:

  • has no registered owner
  • is causing a hazard or safety issue
  • is burnt out
  • is taxed but badly damaged, so likely to be abandoned, such as a vehicle with flat tyres, missing wheels or broken windows
  • has been untaxed for at least a month and in the same position on a public road for at least two months

Check if the vehicle is taxed on GOV.UK Go to https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/ (opens new window)

Report an abandoned vehicle

If the abandoned vehicle is on your property, you must: 

You can report the vehicle once youve done this.

Youll need to tell us the vehicles type, if it looks like it could be driven and the:

  • make
  • model
  • colour
  • location

You can upload photos.

Report an abandoned vehicle

Before we can remove an abandoned vehicle we:

  • must try to contact the owner
  • will leave a notice on the vehicle for 15 days, warning it'll be removed if no one claims it

Abandoned vehicle in a park or open space

Use the report a problem in a park form.

A vehicle parked on a double yellow lines or double parked

Call 0117 903 8070 or email parking.operations@bristol.gov.uk

Vehicles being sold or repaired

Tell us if someone is causing a nuisance by:

  • regularly repairing vehicles on a road or pavement
  • selling two or more cars, within 500 metres of each other

Contact our bins, recycling and street maintenance  team.