Guidance for landowners

If a vehicle has been left on private land without the landowner's permission it may be removed under the abandoned vehicles procedure.

Before requesting removal the landowner should:

  • Try to trace the owner of the vehicle to request its removal from private property
  • If the registered keeper cannot be found, place a notice on the vehicle stating that if it is not removed from private property within 7 days then the vehicle will be taken away and disposed of

Landowners may be asked to provide documentary proof that these procedures have been followed.

You can request removal of an abandoned vehicle from private land by filling out the form:

Report an abandoned vehicle

You will need to sign the declaration giving permission to access the land to remove the vehicle.