There are two general types of abandoned vehicles:

  1. A vehicle that has been left unattended in a public place or on a road or road related area.
  2. A vehicle that has been abandoned on private property for more than six months.

The MVR is not responsible for vehicles abandoned on public roads, public places or private property.

Find out who to contact for abandoned vehicles on private property or abandoned vehicles on a public road or place.

You can apply to transfer an abandoned vehicle to your name if you have tried to find the previous owner of a vehicle.

Last updated: 28 November 2017