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A vehicle (car, truck, and trailer) may be considered abandoned if:
Report an abandoned vehicle to us by calling (03) 307 7700. It would help us to have as much information about the vehicle, such as:
Ashburton District Council has no authority over abandoned vehicles on private property.
When the Council receives a complaint about an abandoned vehicle we check with the Police to see if has been stolen. If it has not been reported stolen, Council will write to the registered owner and give them seven days to remove the vehicle. If no action is taken the vehicle will be towed by a Contractor.
Once towed the registered owner or person claiming the vehicle is required to pay a fee to Ashburton District Council. Our contractor will then return the vehicle. If the Contractor has stored the vehicle they may charge additional storage costs.