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Cars - Removal from private or public property (2.5.28.L4)

LOCAL INFORMATION

2.5.28 L4
Cars - Removal from private or public property

Extent:      Jersey
Updated:   July 2019

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Words you may need to know

Vehicle - a type of transport

Removal - to take away and dispose of (get rid of)

Abandoned - left, dumped

Authorities - the States or the Parish

Registration number - the number plate

Dispose - get rid of/ remove

Environment - the countryside, streams, water courses etc

Registered owner – This is the person to whom the vehicle is registered

 

Private land

For full details on your options to remove vehicles parked on private land, please click here.

New legislation that gives private landowners the power to move, sell or dispose of vehicles that have been parked or abandoned on their land has been registered by the Royal Court on February 2019.

New legislation that gives private landowners the power to move, sell or dispose of vehicles that have been parked or abandoned on their land has been registered by the Royal Court on February 2019 

See Motor Vehicles (removal from private land) (Jersey) Law 2019

As well as giving landowners options to deal with vehicles that are left on private land, the Motor Vehicles (Removal from Private Land) (Jersey) Regulations 2019 outlaws practices such as wheel clamping. The Regulations came into force on the 21st June 2019.

See Motor Vehicles (Removal from Private Land)(Jersey) Regulations 2019

 

Public land

If a vehicle is abandoned on public or parish roads or land, it can be removed, sold or crushed by the authorities and the last registered owner charged for any money that is owed. There is a procedure with time limits which is followed.

For Andium Homes, telephone 500700 and ask for the Estate Officer for the estate concerned. They will deal with the removal of cars from their property.