Abandoned / End of Life Vehicles
- Environment Protection
Abandoning a vehicle is a criminal offence and is dealt with by the Environmental Protection team.
Untaxed vehicles are not necessarily abandoned and are a matter for the Norfolk Police and/or DVLA.
When reporting a vehicle we require the following details:
- Make, model and colour of vehicle
- Registration number
- Location of vehicle
- Length of time it has been in place
If a vehicle has been in the same place and has not been moved for a period of three or more weeks, and the vehicle is unknown to residents in the area, then contact the Environmental Protection team.
Contact us on:
Telephone: 01263 516085
Fax: 01263 514627
Or use our new on-line reporting feature and select to report an abandoned vehicle.
Or Write to Environmental Protection team, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN.
The Council has a duty to investigate any vehicle on the highway which is apparently abandoned however, this does not mean the vehicle will be removed.
Vehicles Parked on Public Land e.g the highway
- When the vehicle is reported to NNDC a registered keeper check is carried out to determine the owner/keeper.
- We then contact the named person in writing and give them 5 working days to contact us or move the vehicle.
- After this period, and if the vehicle remains, the Council's contractors will be instructed to remove and destroy the vehicle.
- An investigation of an abandoned vehicle on the highway takes approximately 15 working days from notification the vehicle is abandoned to its removal however, in the case of a burnt out vehicle, it may be removed and destroyed within 24 hours of notification.
- There is no legal requirement for a notice to be attached to a vehicle parked on public land, prior to its removal by the Council's contractor.
Vehicles on Private Land e.g. driveway of a house, private parking area
- If the vehicle is on private land, NNDC requires written confirmation from the landowner that they do not want the vehicle on their land, and they wish for NNDC to deal with vehicle.
- If the cost of recovering the vehicle to the highway is not excessive NNDC will arrange for the removal of the vehicle, otherwise the landowner will be contacted to discuss the situation.
- Ownership of the land in question will need to be proven.
- On receipt of this information the Council will contact the registered keeper and, if the vehicle is still not removed after 5 working days, a 15 day notice may be served on the land owner or affixed to the vehicle to advise NNDC is planning to remove the vehicle.
- On day 15, if the vehicle is still there, the Council's contractors will be instructed to remove and destroy the vehicle.
Burnt out vehicles on private land still require a 15 day notice before the vehicle can be removed.
The Council does not offer a car removal service. If you have a vehicle you wish to dispose of, please check listings in the phone book under Scrap Dealers or Vehicle Dismantlers.