Abandoned vehicles

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Abandoned vehicles are not only an eyesore, they can also become a target for vandals and become a danger to the public.

An abandoned vehicle will commonly display one or more of the following characteristics:

  • It may be untaxed
  • No current vehicle keeper on the DVLA records
  • The vehicle has been stationary for a period of time, e.g. weed growth etc.
  • The vehicle is significantly damaged, run down or unroadworthy
  • The vehicle is burned out
  • One or both number plates are missing
  • The vehicle contains waste

As a vehicle is less likely to be abandoned if it has Tax and MOT please use the DVLA vehicle checker to check this before using our online form to report an abandoned vehicle in this district.

Unwanted vehicles

If you have a car that you no longer want and cannot sell, you can use Kent County Council's "Vehicle Surrender Scheme" to have it collected free of charge.