Abandoned Vehicles

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A vehicle is considered to be a waste management issue and abandoned if it meets the following criteria:

  • the vehicle structure/glass has been damaged by vandalism as opposed to damage caused by a road traffic accident
  • the vehicle has unsecured doors, boot open
  • the vehicle has been partially or fully burnt out

Report an Abandoned Vehicle

A car is not abandoned if it does not meet the above criteria.

  • Untaxed vehicles or those declared as SORN on a public road should be referred to the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for enforcement.
  • Vehicles causing a traffic management issue such as an obstruction or nuisance should be reported to Police Scotland on 101.