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Abandoned Vehicles

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Overview

Every year Birmingham City Council investigates thousands of reports of abandoned vehicles. Some of these turn out to be genuinely abandoned and have to be removed and destroyed after enquiries into their ownership.

If you think a vehicle has been abandoned in your area you can report it online by clicking the button above. Please ensure you have the following details available when you report it to us:

  • Has the vehicle got a valid tax disc? Please note, if the vehicle is taxed, it is not technically abandoned and cannot be reported as abandoned
  • The exact location of the vehicle
  • The vehicle make, model and colour
  • The vehicle registration number

As soon as we receive your report about a suspected abandoned vehicle investigations will commence and the vehicle will be removed if appropriate. If there is a keeper, the vehicle cannot be removed by the Council.

Investigations into the status of an abandoned vehicle may take some time as older vehicles, typically reported as abandoned, may have changed hands several times.

Removal of Unwanted Vehicles: If you live in Birmingham and have a vehicle you no longer want, the Council can arrange for free removal and destruction. All you need to do is complete a Removal Consent Form, attached below, and send it to us along with the vehicle’s log book. We will then arrange for our contractor to collect the vehicle from you for safe disposal. The log book will be sent to the DVLA to inform them the vehicle has been officially destroyed.

Essential Information
  • We all know ASB when we see it. In a nutshell, it’s behaviour which causes distress or alarm to others. This covers a broad spectrum of problems but key things which define ASB include:


    • Excessive noise (especially late at night);
    • Rowdy, unruly or threatening behaviour;
    • Criminal activity or offences;
    • Drug dealing and related problems;
    • Nuisance caused by children of tenants, or visitors to council properties and estates;
    • Nuisance caused by animals;
    • Vandalism, including graffiti;
    • Harassment, including racial, sexual and homophobic;
    • Dumping of litter or rubbish;
    • Statutory nuisance, such as fume emissions;
    • Breaches of tenancy conditions;
    • Accidental inconsiderate behaviour;
    • Verbal Abuse.

    What Birmingham City Council is Doing to Help

    Under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998, we have specific duties for monitoring and dealing with ASB. In 2003, we set up the Birmingham Antisocial Behaviour Unit (BASBU), a specialist team that deals with ASB across the city.

    It’s always best to try to nip problem behaviour in the bud. In the first instance, so long as it’s safe, we will always advise you to speak directly with whoever is causing the problem.

    Many disputes between neighbours could be resolved just by talking to each other. Issues are often just down to a clash of lifestyles – the perpetrator(s) may not even realise that they’re causing a nuisance.

    If you’re being subjected to persistent ASB, you can report it on 0121 303 1111 and we’ll advise you on what to do. We’ll then refer your complaint either to BASBU or the council department best placed to deal with your specific issue.

    If you’re a council tenant, we will either put you in touch with your local housing team or make a referral on your behalf.

    If you’re a tenant of a registered social landlord, we may give you their contact details, if the matter is something that they have the power to deal with.

    In an emergency you should always call 999 and report the matter to the police.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • All you need to do is complete a Removal Consent Form, attached below, and send it to us along with the vehicle’s log book. We will then arrange for our contractor to collect the vehicle from you for safe disposal. The log book will be sent to the DVLA to inform them the vehicle has been officially destroyed.

Attachments
attached document Removal of unwanted vehicle request
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