Abandoned Vehicles

Reporting an abandoned vehicle

For vehicles abandoned on a highway within the Newport area, contact Gwent Police on (01633) 838111 or 101.

For vehicles abandoned in housing areas managed by Newport City Homes, please contact Newport City Homes directly on (01633) 381111.

For all other vehicles abandoned on council owned land, contact Newport City Council.

Outside council hours

Outside council working hours, if a police officer or community safety warden consider a vehicle to be abandoned and that it should be removed, the council will remove and dispose of it if the vehicle:

  • has a previous keeper only
  • has no current road tax
  • is in a dangerous condition and/or is an immediate threat to life and limb
  • is a health or environment hazard to the public
  • is a serious fire risk

These vehicles will not be stored and only vehicles causing an obstruction will be considered for this emergency action.