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Reporting Abandoned Vehicles[abandoned car]

There is no legal definition of an abandoned vehicle, the Council's Environment Department Officers have the freedom of discretion when making a decision as to whether a vehicle has been abandoned.

The Council trains each officer to a high standard, and some of the following characteristics are used in making a determination if the vehicle is abandoned, these are shown below.


Important Question

If the vehicle is road taxed then we may not be able to uplift, if the tax is about to expire then it may be best to contact us then. If you select Yes we will investigate but as we cannot be sure that the vehicle is not abandoned there may be nothing we can do.

Does the vehicle display a current tax disc?

Please select Yes or No to continue.




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Data Protection Act

Data Protection Act 1998

Your personal data

Dundee City Council respects any individual's personal information and undertakes to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. We must protect the public funds we handle and so we may exchange information about you with other government departments and other local authorities in order to check the accuracy of information; to prevent or detect crime; or protect public funds in other ways as allowed by law. We will not release information about you to anyone outside this council unless the law allows us to.

The personal data you have provided will be used for the following purposes:
  • Processing of Reports of Abandoned Vehicles.
Your data may be disclosed to the following parties in connection with the aforesaid purposes:
  • Any Council department involved in the processing of Reports of Abandoned Vehicles.
  • The Police and Fire & Rescue Services involved in the processing of Reports of Abandoned Vehicles.
  • The Council's Insurers and may be shared with other insurance professionals for the purpose of the processing of insurance claims.
Data relating to possible fraud may be disclosed to the following parties:-
  • Internal or external Council Departments and other organisations as deemed necessary such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the Inland Revenue, Employers, Pension Providers and any others where appropriate.
Dundee City Council is the registered Data Controller. Any queries in the processing of your personal data by Dundee City Council should be directed to the Data Protection Officer. A copy of the Council's Data Protection Policy can be obtained by writing to the Legal Manager, Legal Division, Corporate Services, 21 City Square, Dundee DD1 3BY or for details of the Data Protection Officer please visit the Data Protection area of this site.
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