Civic Enforcement Service

enforcement

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The Civic Enforcement Service tackles a wide range of nuisance and environmental crime.

The team uses a range of legislation including Local Authority, selected Police and DVLA Agency devolved powers which enable the council to impact on and deter fly tipping, waste carrier offences, litter dropping, dog fouling, untaxed and abandoned vehicles, graffiti and noise nuisances.

Accredited by the Police, the Civic Enforcement Service works closely with the following agencies:

 Cleveland Police
 VOSA (Vehicle & operator Services Agency)
 DVLA (Driver & Vehicle licensing Agency)
 Trading Standards
 Environmental Health
 The Environment Agency
 Care For Your Area
 Fire Brigade

 

What does the Civic Enforcement Service do?

The Civic Enforcement Service responds to complaints of nuisance and environmental issues, and delivers educational and preventative measures to stop problems occurring.

Our Civic Enforcement Service:

  • Is actively involved in a campaign aimed at school children to highlight environmental crime issues with the aim of challenging and modifying people's behaviour at a young age.
  • Carries out roadside checks of waste carriers vehicles and licenses.
  • Removes motor vehicles under certain circumstances such as the vehicle not having valid tax, has been abandoned, is in a dangerous condition or is causing obstruction.
  • Seizes and take action against the owners of unlicensed or dangerous skips.
  • Takes action against the owners of vehicles parked on pavements or verges.
  • Challenges anti-social behaviour on the street with the power to:

    • Demand names and addresses.

    • Confiscate alcohol from persons under 18 years of age and from persons drinking alcohol in designated alcohol free zones.

    • Confiscate tobacco products from persons under 16 years of age.
  • Removes abandoned shopping trolleys etc.

 

Reclaiming a vehicle

Before a vehicle can be returned, the claimant must produce a form of identification to the Civic Enforcement Office, such as a passport or driving license.

Vehicle Registration or a receipt from the DVLA Office also needs to be shown. If the applicant does not have the Vehicle Registration document they must contact the DVLA to complete a V62 form and pay a £25 fee.

If the vehicle is to be claimed by a person other than the vehicle owner, then a letter of authorisation from the registered keeper must be produced.

 

Untaxed and abandoned vehicle charges

Untaxed vehicles
Cars, motor cycles, vans    
                               

£100 if claimed within 24 hours

£200 if claimed after 24 hours

£21 storage charge after 24 hours

Plus £160 Surety which will be refunded once a valid road tax purchase receipt is brought to Enforcement.
Untaxed vehicle
HGV less than 12000 kilos

£100 if claimed within 24 hours

£200 if claimed after 24 hours

£21 storage charge after 24 hours

Plus £330 Surety which will be refunded once a valid road tax purchase receipt is brought to Enforcement.
Untaxed vehicle
HGV over 12000 kilos

£100 if claimed within 24 hours

£200 if claimed after 24 hours

£21 storage charge after 24 hours

Plus £700 Surety which will be refunded once a valid road tax purchase receipt is brought to Enforcement.
Abandoned, dangerous, obstructing vehicles £140 release fee paid before 14 days

£200 to be paid if issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.                      

£21 storage charge after 24 hours


Fee is reduced to £180 if paid before 7 days by cash or 14 days with Credit/Debit card.

 

24 hour CCTV Control Room

Leave a non-urgent message with our 24 hour CCTV Control Room on telephone: 01642 528989.

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