Please check the following website to see if the vehicle has valid tax/MOT or is SORN before reporting as abandoned: https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax
A vehicle is unlikely to be abandoned if it has valid tax whilst on the highway, unless it has been subject to vandalism.
Report an abandoned vehicle on the highway or public open land.
When reporting an abandoned vehicle, please include the following information:
- Vehicle location
- Vehicle make and colour
- Vehicle registration
Please note – A vehicle for sale on the highway is not necessarily abandoned.