Report an abandoned vehicle (dumped cars, vans, trailers etc) in Lambeth.

Do it online

If you wish to report an abandoned vehicle on a housing estate please contact your housing estate office.

Who can use this service

We classify a vehicle as being abandoned if it meets all or some of the following criteria .

  • There vehicle has not been moved within the last month
  • the windows have been broken
  • it's clearly not being used, for example, it has dirty windows or rubbish inside, there is a build-up of rubbish around the wheels
  • it's obviously a danger to the public
  • If the vehicle is in a condition that can lead to anti-social behaviour ie. unlocked
  • if the vehicle has no number plates

If the vehicle is untaxed, and is not a danger to the public you will need to report this to the DVLA. Lambeth council are not authorised to enforce car tax and this is the responsibility of the DVLA.

What you need to know...

We need to know the:

  • vehicle colour, make and preferably model
  • registration
  • exact location.

If the vehicle is on private land, please provide your contact details so we can get in touch if we require further information. We cannont remove a vehicle from private land without the permission of the landowner

If you wish to report an abandoned car on your estate, please contact your housing office.

Next Steps

We will undertake an inspection of any reported vehicles. If from the inspection we consider the vehicle to be abandoned we will undertake additional checks with the Police and the Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency (DVLA) . Once these checks have cleared the vehicle will be marked for removal. It can take up to 6 weeks for a vehicle to be deemed as abandoned and removed.