Chichester District Council is working in partnership with Sussex Police for the prompt removal of abandoned vehicles. The partnership, called Operation Crackdown uses Police powers under The Road Traffic Act 1984 to remove vehicles.
After the Police have confirmed the vehicle is abandoned, the Council requests the removal of the vehicle, either for immediate destruction or storage for seven days. The Council also sends a letter to the registered keeper of the vehicle advising them of the action taken.
Report an Abandoned Vehicle
To report an abandoned vehicle please visit the Operation Crackdown website.
Voluntary Surrender of a Derelict Vehicle
Please contact the Abandoned Vehicle Office for more information and advice on this procedure:
However, if the vehicle is being used regularly but not displaying a current tax disc please inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
The DVLA is an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport. Their primary aims are to facilitate road safety and general law enforcement by maintaining registers of drivers and vehicles, and to collect vehicle excise duty (car tax).