Abandoned Vehicles

To report abandoned vehicles that are on the County right of way, please call (253) 798-3444. Please provide your name, phone number, location of the vehicle, make, model, and color of the vehicle.


Abandoned Vehicle Enforcement & Removal


The Sheriff's Department has added a Community Service Officer (CSO) position specifically to address the abandoned vehicle problem in unincorporated Pierce County.

Roles & Responsibilities


The CSO assigned to this position works in the field removing abandoned vehicles from county roads and rights of way, as well as addressing parking violation complaints. The procedure used to enforce the impoundment of abandoned vehicles is found in RCW 46.55.085 and 46.55.010. These laws allow law enforcement officers to impound a vehicle and describes the requirements that have to be met when doing so.

Reporting an abandoned vehicle on Private Property


State law does not allow us to remove vehicles under most circumstances from private areas such as parking lots or other privately owned property. Pierce County Code Enforcement provide a program for identification and removal of junk vehicles on private property.

Visit the Code Enforcement website here: piercecountywa.org/codeenforcement 
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