When a vehicle is reported to us, we will carry out a number of checks before deciding the vehicle has actually been abandoned.

Not abandoned

We will not consider a vehicle to be abandoned if:

  • the owner lives in the immediate area
  • the vehicle has road tax*

* Before reporting a vehicle as abandoned, check if it is taxed.

Road traffic offences, such as untaxed or uninsured vehicles, or vehicles causing an obstruction, should be reported to Central Scotland Police on their non-emergency number, 101. We cannot take any action on road traffic offences.

Surrendering your vehicle

We offer a free uplift service for standard vehicles (cars, vans, etc). If you own one of these vehicles and no longer want it, you can ask us to remove it free of charge.

A fee of £30 is payable for the removal of caravans, trailers, horseboxes, etc. Card payments can be made by telephoning 01324 504950, or by cheque made payable to 'Falkirk Council'.

If you would like us to remove your vehicle, please complete the following forms:

Notification of transfer to the motor trade
Vehicle surrender form