Report an Abandoned Vehicle
To report an abandoned vehicle contact our Customer Service team providing the following details:
- Vehicle Registration
- Colour / Make / Model
- Exact Location
- Period of time that vehicle has not been moved*
- Name and Contact Number
The Council will arrange to investigate the matter.
If the vehicle is deemed to be abandoned the Council will then follow a procedure of issuing notifications to the registered owner. This may also include affixing a notice to the vehicle.
The process from initial inspection to removal can take up to 3 months.
*Please note that a vehicle must not have moved for a significant period of time for consideration under this policy. (up to 6 weeks)
The following should also be noted:
- Vehicles on public roads which are causing obstruction or road safety hazard should be reported to the Gardai.
- While a vehicle with no tax or insurance may be an indicator that a vehicle is abandoned, the issue of no tax or insurance on a vehicle on a public road does not automatically deem a vehicle abandoned. Having no Tax or Insurance on a public road is a matter for the Gardai and does not fall under the remit of Meath County Council.
- Burned out vehicles should be reported to the Gardai. Burning out a vehicle is criminal behaviour.
- Vehicles abandoned on the M1 & M3 should be referred to the NRA. [from NRA website: A dedicated motorway incident line has been set-up to assist roads users in difficulty on a motorway. This can be accessed by any mobile phone or landline and all calls are directed through the Motorway Traffic Control Centre by dialling 0818-715-100 (or email email@example.com )]
- Vehicles in estates which are owned by persons resident in the estate will not be deemed abandoned.
- Vehicles on Private Lands or Private Estates will not be deemed abandoned.
- Any vehicles registered outside of the Rep of Ireland should be referred to the Gardai.