a DVLA registered Abandoned Vehicle Car, Van, Motorbike etc
a Non DVLA registered Abandoned Bicycle, Trailer, Caravan etc
Colchester Borough Council follows Central Government Guidance in assessing how it will respond to reported Abandoned DVLA registered Vehicles:
It is unlikely that a vehicle would be authorised for removal if it has current Vehicle Tax unless other factors apply (see guidance above)
It is therefore recommended that residents check the Vehicle Tax Status prior to reporting an abandoned vehicle, you can check on the DVLA's website by entering the registration number
Before you start:
You will need to know if the vehicle is taxed
The vehicle's registration
The type of vehicle and the make, model & colour
The location of the vehicle and whether it is on private land
You need know whether the vehicle is burnt out
A rough estimate of how long the vehicle has been at the location for
To provide you with this service, we may need to collect some specific, relevant personal information.
We take our responsibilities under data protection seriously to ensure that any personal information we collect and use is done so proportionately, correctly and safely. Records of this information will be kept in line with our retention schedule. For further information about how your data is processed, go to www.colchester.gov.uk/privacy-policy.