Ryedale District Council


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Environmental crime - how to report and what action we can take.

Abandoned vehicles are an environmental hazard, a danger to the public and a magnet for crime - creating problems for councils, the police and fire service.

An abandoned vehicle is one that appears not to be in regular use and has been in the same place for a period of time, usually 3 weeks or more. It is a criminal offence to abandon a vehicle, with a maximum fine of up to £2,500 and or three months imprisonment.

We work closely with the Fire Service and Police to ensure they’re removed quickly. This is because abandoned cars can act as a magnet for crime, anti-social behaviour and arson.

If you need to dispose of a vehicle take it to a reputable garage or scrap merchant. Make sure you complete and return the necessary paperwork to the DVLA.

Graffiti and fly posting is unsightly and expensive to remove - we will remove from public spaces. Graffiti and fly posting on private property is the responsibility of the owner to remove. Report it online quickly and easily so we can take action.

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Ryedale District Council
Ryedale House
Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

Email: Contact the Council

Phone: 01653 600666

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