Abandoned Vehicle Report Lancaster City Council investigates reports concerning vehicles that are suspected of being abandoned. You can use this online form to report a vehicle you believe is abandoned. Please note that in general, a vehicle is only classified as 'abandoned' after four weeks. If the vehicle you are reporting is causing a hazard to other road users by way of its condition or because of where it is parked, please report it directly to the police. After investigation we will attach a notice to the vehicle reported, giving the owner a set period to remove the vehicle, after which time it will be removed and impounded by the council.