We have the authority to seize a vehicle if we believe it has been used to commit a waste crime such as fly-tipping. We must display the details of all vehicles seizures in our main office and our website within one day of seizing the vehicle.
The police and the registered keeper will also be notified in writing.
A vehicle can be seized if:
A seized vehicle can be held for up to 15 working days whilst a waste crime is being investigated and we have the right to sell or destroy it after this time has passed. If we take the case to court, the vehicle will be held for the duration of the prosecution.
See what can happen to your vehicle if you are caught fly tipping.
To claim a seized vehicle you must be the legal owner of the vehicle and be able to provide:
If we require further proof of ownership we’ll notify you within one working day. We must then receive any further required proof of ownership from you within two working days.
Our final decision on your vehicle claim will be sent to you within three working days.
If you’ve claimed a vehicle you’ll have 10 working days to collect it, unless we need to keep it for further investigation or are in the process of prosecuting. If you haven’t collected your claimed vehicle within 10 working days it can be sold or destroyed.