How to surrender a vehicle

Voluntary Vehicle Surrender

If you want to surrender a vehicle you need to give us permission to dispose of your vehicle and explain where the vehicle is parked.

We provide a free service removing and scrapping motor vehicles that are voluntarily surrendered.

A 'Voluntary Surrender' is when a registered keeper requires the Council to remove and scrap their vehicle on their behalf.

This service reduces the number of vehicles illegally abandoned and the Council's costs in investigating them.

How to surrender a vehicle

If you want to surrender a vehicle you need to give us permission to dispose of your vehicle and explain where the vehicle is parked.

You will need to complete the Surrender Vehicle Application form and provide the following proof of ownership:

  • The V5 registration document (log book) with sections 8 and 9 completed by the registered keeper. Do not detach any part of the document before sending.

You should send the completed application form together with the proof of ownership and any keys for the vehicle to: 

Inspection & Enforcement (Surrendered Vehicles)
Frogmore House (Ground Floor)
Frogmore Complex
Dormay Street
SW18 1EY

Tel: 020 8871 8871 (choose 'streets')

Email: onstreetservices@wandsworth.gov.uk

Once the documents and keys are received, they will be checked by an officer and, once approved, arrangements will be made to remove the vehicle. This will take approximately 7 to 10 days. We cannot be held responsible for any paperwork and keys that have been sent in the post.

The vehicle will remain the owner's responsibility until it is removed. You must still pay for parking during this period.

We will return Section 9 (the yellow part) of the V5C or Section 3 (the red part) of the V5C depending on the version of the Vehicle Registration Document you have submitted once the vehicle has been scrapped. Please ensure you send it to DVLA to inform them of the transfer.

If you do not notify DVLA that you have sold/transferred the vehicle, you will continue to be liable for it even though it is no longer in your possession.

Bring the vehicle to us

If the vehicle can still be driven, it would help if it could be driven into the depot at the above address anytime between 8am to 12 noon and 2 to 4pm from Monday to Friday.