Abandoned vehicles are unsightly. They can also be a nuisance and damage the environment.
It's important to report abandoned vehicles as they can be dangerous and may have been used in a crime. It's not always easy to tell if a vehicle is abandoned. Make sure you do not enter or touch the vehicle. If it has been involved in a crime, the vehicle will need to be investigated by the police. It may also contain hazardous waste and could be a fire risk.
There are a number of things you can check to establish whether the vehicle may have been abandoned:
Tax discs are no longer displayed on the windscreen of a vehicle, but before reporting a vehicle, you can check its tax status online.
If possible, you should check with your neighbours or local businesses to see if anyone knows anything about the ownership of the vehicle.
If a vehicle is untaxed and parked on the public highway, Stratford-on-Avon District Council has devolved powers from the DVLA to remove these vehicles. This is also the same for vehicles declared as off-road with a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) if they are on public land.