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Vehicle owners who flout the law by parking their untaxed vehicles on the road in the Hinckley & Bosworth area are warned that they could find their vehicles towed away.
Since 31 January 2011, the borough council has authority from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to remove untaxed vehicles parked on public roads and highways. These powers allow for vehicles to be removed immediately.
The vehicle owner will be charged storage fees of up to £200 and will need to produce proof of paying their vehicle tax or a refundable bond of £160 before their vehicle is returned to them. Even though the paper tax disc has now been abolished, council officers are still able to check a vehicle's tax status using the DVLA website if they have any reason to suspect the vehicle isn't taxed.
The public can also check if a vehicle is taxed (GOV.UK).
If you find a vehicle to be untaxed, please report it to us using the contact form for streetscene services or telephone the helpline on 01455 238141.
Anyone who is a registered keeper of an untaxed vehicle is warned that the vehicle must have a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) and it must be kept off the highway. If this is not the case, the keeper will be committing a criminal offence.
Last updated: 18/12/2023 10:01