The abatement of abandoned vehicles is regulated by the City's Municipal Code and falls under the responsibility of the Traffic Division. To report an abandoned vehicle, please call 510-577-2740. To expedite the investigation into your complaint, please try to have the following information available: 1) the exact address where the vehicle is parked (i.e., in front of 1234 ABC Street); 2) the license plate number of the vehicle (please indicate if it is not a California license plate); 3) the color, make, model, and type of vehicle; 4) approximately how long the vehicle has been parked in this location.
Once the complaint is received,a complaint card will be completed containing the vehicle's information. After 72 hours, staff has the authority to have it towed if the vehicle has not moved..