Abandoned vehicles

If you consider a vehicle to be abandoned, you can report this to the Council for investigation. The Council can only investigate if a vehicle fails to have one or more of the following; tax, insurance or MOT.

Before reporting an abandoned vehicle

Please use the following links to check the vehicle's legal status;

Vehicle Insurance

Tax and MOT

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

If you consider a vehicle to be abandoned, you can report this using the Abandoned Vehicle form. Please ensure all sections of this form are completed before returning to the Council.

The completed form can be submitted via email, post or hand delivered to the Council Offices using the contact details below.

Email: planningenforcement@sstaffs.gov.uk

Postal address: South Staffordshire Council, Wolverhampton Road, Codsall, Wolverhampton, WV8 1PX

The process

Once a vehicle has been reported to the Council, a site visit will be carried out within two working days of receipt of the complaint. If the Council considers the vehicle to be abandoned, a notice will be placed on the vehicle and sent to the registered keeper. This notice will give the registered keeper 15 days to remove the vehicle from the location in question.

Once the 15 days period has passed, the Council will carry out a site visit to establish whether the car has been removed. If the vehicle is still in situ, the vehicle will be removed and potentially destroyed under the Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978 Section 3 (1)(5).

Are your details kept confidential?

Under the Data Protection Act the name and address of a person making a complaint or any other contact details, will not be disclosed.

The Council will use the contact details you provide in order to update you on the progress of the case.


Get in touch


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Wolverhampton Road, Codsall

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