South Kesteven District Council gives advice on reporting abandoned vehicles

South Kesteven District Council.
South Kesteven District Council.

South Kesteven District Council is making residents aware of the steps to take online if they suspect a vehicle may have been abandoned on public land.

A vehicle parked on the street must be taxed and insured and if it is aged three years or older it must have a valid MOT certificate.

Anyone can check if a vehicle is taxed or has a valid MOT by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax and entering the vehicle’s model and registration plate.

If the website states no tax or MOT is in place the residents are asked to report this to the DVLA on 0300 790 6801 or at https://www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla

The council will respond within five working days to assess the vehicle and if deemed to be abandoned they will attach a notice to it giving the owner chance to claim the vehicle. If no owner comes forward, the council will try to trace the owner via the DVLA before having it removed or destroyed.