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Untaxed Vehicles

Every vehicle registered in the United Kingdom must be taxed if it's used or kept on a public road. If a vehicle is kept off-road it must either be taxed or have a SORN (Statutory off Road Notification) in force. If not it could be removed without notice by either Nottingham City Council or the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Nottingham City Council can only remove an untaxed vehicle provided that the tax is 2 months and 1 day expired. We will remove untaxed vehicles from the public highway including verges, however certain vehicles that are tax exempt and vehicles displaying a disabled tax disc will not be removed. We will also remove a vehicle on the public highway where a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) is in place, a SORN is only effective when a vehicle is parked on land not forming part of the public highway. We can also enforce untaxed vehicles on any land where the public has access, for example:

  • Car parks or parking areas- includes stores, supermarkets, works, and council. Permission to store the vehicle there is irrelevant
  • Pub car parks- treated the same as a business car park- the keeper of the vehicle being a resident at the pub is irrelevant
  • Private/un-adopted road- treated the same as an off-road area as above
  • Housing association/trust land/road- treated the same as an off-road area as above provided it does not belong to a dwelling
  • Waste ground, parks, common ground and open spaces- treated the same as an off-road area as above

Nottingham City Council cannot enforce untaxed vehicles on any land that is associated with a dwelling or land belonging to business premises of a motor trader or vehicle tester.

If you suspect a vehicle to be untaxed you can report it using the form below or contact the vehicle pound on 0115 876 1861. 

You can check a vehicle's tax status by visiting https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax.

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