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Illegally or incorrectly parked vehicles

Advice on vehicles causing a nuisance in Lincoln, this can include: cars, vans, motorcycles, lorries and any other type of vehicle:

Vehicles parked for a long time    

You should first check the vehicles details online using the DVLA vehicle checker: 

  • if the vehicle is not taxed you should report it to the DVLA.
  • if the vehicle does not have MOT you should report it to the Police on 101 (non emergency number) - as the Police can issue the owner with a fine. You can find more information on gov.uk.

If the car is in good repair, legally parked, has MOT and tax then no crime has been committed and unfortunately we cannot take action.  The owner may be away from home or unable to drive. 

If the vehicle is in a dangerous state of repair you should report it to us. 

If the vehicle has not moved for more than four weeks and you have additional evidence or reason to believe it has been abandoned you should report it to us. 

Vehicles parked inconsiderately or illegally

If the vehicle is parked illegally, contravening traffic or parking regulations you can contact Lincolnshire County Council by emailing parkingservices@lincolnshire.gov.uk with as much detail as possible.

You should also check the details online using the DVLA vehicle checker: 

  • if the vehicle is not taxed you should report it to the DVLA.
  • if the vehicle does not have MOT you should report it to the Police on 101 (non emergency number) - as the Police can issue the owner with a fine. You can find more information on gov.uk. 

If the car is in good repair, legally parked, has MOT and tax then no crime has been committed and unfortunately we cannot take action.

If the vehicle is in a dangerous state of repair you should report it to us. 

If the vehicle has not moved for more than four weeks and you have additional evidence or reason to believe it has been abandoned you should report it to us. 

Vehicles parked in a residents parking zone  

There are 19 of these zones in Lincoln with restrictions in place Monday to Saturday and between the times of 8am to 6pm. During these times vehicles parked in a residents parking zone should display a valid permit in the vehicle windscreen. 

If a vehicle is parked on a street that operates residential parking and you don't believe the vehicle has a valid permit then you should contact Lincolnshire County Council by emailing parkingservices@lincolnshire.gov.uk with as much detail as possible.

Foreign plated vehicles

Currently foreign plated vehicles cannot be dealt with by the City of Lincoln Council they should be reported to the DVLA or the Police on 101 (non emergency number) over a 6 month period - this is the length of time that a vehicle can be in the UK before being registered.

However, if the vehicle is in a dangerous state of repair you should report it to us.