Rossendale Borough Council

Abandoned vehicles

Reporting abandoned vehicles

Rossendale Borough Council deals with suspected abandoned vehicles.  On receiving a report, a Locality Officer will attend at the vehicle to determine whether or not it has been abandoned.  The officer will look for any or all of the following:

  • Damage to the vehicle
  • Waste inside the vehicle
  • Missing / damaged registration plates
  • Vehicle unlocked

If the officer determines that the vehicle has been abandoned they may serve a Notice warning that the vehicle will be removed if it is not claimed by the owner.  The length of the Notice may be 24 hours or 7 days.  In certain cases vehicles can be removed immediately without Notice being served.

  • When reporting a suspected abandoned vehicle please make a note of the following:-
  • Make and model of the vehicle
  • Registration of the vehicle
  • Location of the vehicle
  • Length of time it has been at the location

Suspected abandoned vehicles can be reported to the Operations Team on 01706 878660 or email