Abandoned Vehicles

Any vehicle that has been parked on a city street or highway for 72 hours or more can be reported as an abandoned vehicle.  (Parking in alleys is illegal at all times.)

Vehicles without an engine, wheels, or some other part necessary for safely driving the vehicle are subject to immediate impounding.

Report abandoned vehicle

  • Online
  • 1 (800) ABANDON (222-6366)
  • Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • After Hours leave voice mail for return call next business day.

Required information

  • Vehicle location (street address, block #, cross street, zip code)
  • License Plate
  • Vehicle Make
  • Vehicle Color

An LADOT traffic officer will respond and if the vehicle is determined to be abandoned it will be towed and impounded.