Litter Act, 1982

Powers of local authorities in relation to abandoned vehicles.

11.—(1) Where it appears to a local authority that a vehicle has been abandoned on any land in its area, in contravention of section 10 of this Act, the authority may, subject to the provisions of this section, by its servants or agents, enter on the land and remove the vehicle therefrom.

(2) Before removing a vehicle from occupied land under this section, a local authority shall serve a notice in the prescribed form or in a form to the like effect on the occupier of the land stating its intention to remove the vehicle.

(3) A local authority shall not remove from any land a vehicle in respect of which a notice has been served under subsection (2) of this section unless—

(a) the occupier of the land consents to the removal, or

(b) the occupier of the land has not objected to the removal and not less than 14 days have elapsed since the date of the service on him by the authority of a notice under subsection (2) of this section in relation to the vehicle.

(4) A local authority may store, or procure the storage (whether by another local authority or otherwise) of a vehicle removed by it under this section.

(5) A person who obstructs or impedes a local authority or its servants or agents acting in the exercise of the functions conferred on a local authority by this section shall be guilty of an offence.

(6) This section does not apply in relation to a vehicle (other than a skip) abandoned on a public road within the meaning of the Road Traffic Act, 1961 , or at a car park provided under section 101 of that Act.