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. 

Call 01234 718060 or email as soon as possible and make sure you have full details of the vehicle. We will then meet with you to confirm ownership.

There will be a cost to you to recover your vehicle and you will need to provide the following:

  • Registration document (V5 log book) showing you are the registered keeper. If you are not the registered keeper of the vehicle or have purchased it recently, you may need to contact a solicitor and obtain a sworn affidavit before you can recover the vehicle.
  • A valid form of identification ie a passport, driving licence, rent book or bank statement