Report an abandoned vehicle Before you report an abandoned vehicle there are steps you must take to ensure it really is abandoned. Reclaim an abandoned vehicle If you believe your vehicle has been removed by the Council as an abandoned vehicle, we will write to inform you that your vehicle has been impounded. You then have seven days to recover it. Unwanted vehicles We can remove and dispose of your unwanted vehicles (including caravans) for a fee. You must provide proof of ownership for the vehicle being removed.