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Abandoned vehicles

Abandoned, untaxed or nuisance vehicles should be reported to ELVIS - the End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme, a joint operation between Northamptonshire's Arson Task Force, Northamptonshire Police and all councils in Northamptonshire.

An abandoned vehicle is one which has not been moved or attended to for a long time. There may be visible damage to suggest a crash or signs the vehicle has been stolen, such as:

  • significant damage
  • it's run-down or unroadworthy, including being rusted
  • missing or suspicious number plates
  • broken windows, flat tyres
  • has a lot of rubbish inside it
  • broken or loose ignition
  • broken steering column

When you report a vehicle you need the registration number, make and model, colour, location and the condition of the vehicle.

To report an abandoned vehicle, please contact ELVIS (End of Life Vehicle Impound Scheme) on 08456 121 999, or email: [email protected].

Last updated 20 April 2022