Report abandoned vehicles


We will deal with any vehicles reported as abandoned on local roads or property (usually including private property).

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If you think a vehicle is abandoned, check the following:

  • Is it taxed? Check vehicle information from DVLA
  • How long has it been there?
  • What is the condition of the vehicle?
  • Has it any broken windows?
  • Is there rubbish / leaves around the vehicle?

Report a nuisance vehicle

An inspector will look at the vehicle within 24 hours (excluding weekends). If the DVLA gives authorisation, the vehicle will be removed. 

Removed as abandoned

If your vehicle has been removed as abandoned and put in storage at our contractor's pound, the following release fees apply:

  • £200 for removal
  • £40 per day storage (and any part day)

Please call Redcorn Ltd on 01708 526760 during the hours 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday).

Removed as untaxed

If your vehicle has been removed for being untaxed, it can be collected from the pound during opening hours. Call Redcorn Ltd for information on the fees due:

Phone: 01708 526760
Opening hours: 8am-5pm (Monday-Friday).

Redcorn Ltd
Denver Industrial Estate
Ferry Lane North
RM13 9DD

We provide a free disposal service for unwanted vehicles. To have your vehicle removed, write to the address below and include the following information:

  • Authorisation for the council to remove your vehicle
  • Details of where the vehicle is parked
  • Your vehicle registration document attached to the letter

London Borough of Waltham Forest
Abandoned Vehicle Section
Sycamore House
Town Hall Complex
E17 4SU

We will collect your vehicle within 24 hours of receiving your instructions. Please make sure you have removed all personal belongings from the vehicle. Once removed, we will inform the DVLA of the date that your vehicle was disposed of.

If you don't have access to a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch where you can use a self-service pc to log your request/report.  Staff are available to support you if you need it.​​​​​​​

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Abandoned Vehicle Section
The Magistrates
Town Hall Complex
E17 4NX