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Report an abandoned vehicle

Report abandoned vehicles direct to the police and DVLA through Operation Crackdown.

Operation Crackdown

We work closely with Sussex Police and the DVLA to investigate and remove abandoned vehicles. For a vehicle to be treated as abandoned it has to be untaxed, on a public road and not have been moved for at least two weeks.

You may check the tax status of any vehicle by using the DVLA vehicle enquiry service on This gives information on whether the vehicle is taxed and if it has a current MOT certificate.

Report the vehicle to Operation Crackdown

The Sussex Police initiative Operation Crackdown allows you to report abandoned cars and other vehicles direct to Sussex Police:

Report an abandoned vehicle

Anti-social driving

You can also report anti-social driving, such as speeding, using mobile phone or under-age drivers, to Sussex Police through Operation Crackdown.

Report an untaxed vehicle

The DVLA are responsible for prosecuting owners of vehicles that are untaxed. Go to the report an untaxed vehicle web page for more information.

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Last modified on 11 August 2023