What should I do if I see a vehicle I think has been abandoned on Council property? Please phone Thames-Coromandel District Council on (07) 868 0200 or email email@example.com with the following information: What makes you think the vehicle has been abandoned e.g. grass growing high around it Detailed location of vehicle Vehicle registration number Year, Make, Model and colour of vehicle Approximately how long you think the vehicle has been abandoned. What happens after a vehicle has been reported abandoned? The registered owner is identified and an inspector attempts to contact local residents to gain more information and resolve the situation quickly. If this is unsuccessful the vehicle is determined as likely to have been abandoned and the following procedure commences: A letter is sent to the registered owner giving them 10 days to remove the vehicle If the vehicle hasn’t been removed (this can take a few days to confirm) the police are notified of the intention to remove and a tow truck is sent to remove the vehicle The vehicle is stored for a minimum of 28 days. After this period if the vehicle is not claimed it may be sold or scrapped to recover costs NB/ If a vehicle is deemed to be parked in a position dangerous to other road users or is being vandalised a decision may be made to tow the vehicle prior to notifying the registered owner What do I do if I own a vehicle that has been abandoned/towed? Make contact as directed on the Notice to Remove Abandoned Vehicle or contact Thames-Coromandel District Council by phone (07) 868 0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Recovery of towing and storage costs must be paid prior to the vehicle being released. Vehicles reported abandoned: These are vehicles that are still out on the road or public reserve that have been reported abandoned to Council and we are working through the notification process, asking the registered owner to remove them. (Above) Reported 13 June 2019 – 1997 Toyota Levin FZ abandoned at the corner of Tobie Place, Whangamata. (Above) Reported 18 June 2019 – 1998 Mazda 626 Wagon GLX abandoned at the Foreshore on Colville Road, North of School. Vehicles abandoned / towed: These are vehicles that have gone through the notification process, haven’t been removed by the registered owner, and have been towed by Council. (Above) Reported 29 May 2019 - Mitsubishi Legnum abandoned 10.75km up The 309 Road, Kaimarama. (Above) Reported 31 May 2019 – 1998 Nissan Primera (Registration WW2068) abandoned at Fraser Reserve, 19 Colville Road, Coromandel. (Above) Reported 2 May 2019 - 1996 Honda Odyessy (registration CZZ911) abandoned on Opoutere Road at the corner of SH25. (Above) 2 April 2019 - 1998 Mistsubishi RVR Station Wagon (no registration) towed from Wharf Road, Coromandel. (Above) 1 March 2019 - Two unidentifiable burnt-out vehicles towed from 1710 The 309 Road, Kaimarama. (Above) 17 January 2019 - 2002 Ford Mondeo, AYP688 - Towed from Wollams Avenue sports grounds, Coromandel.