“The city will aggressively look for and remove vehicles abandoned on public or private property,” said Mayor Dixon. “Left in alleys, empty lots and on our streets by irresponsible car-owners, these vehicles are unsightly and hazardous. Removing these hazards and eyesores will make Baltimore’s communities safer and cleaner for the residents.”

Most commonly, an abandoned vehicle is an unlicensed vehicle on public or private property. Citizens are encouraged to call 3-1-1 to report abandoned vehicles in their community, or you can report them via E-mail to the officers of the Northeast District Community Relations Unit:

Sgt. Chris Tserkis at chris.tserkis@baltimorepolice.org
Officer Dave Blumberg at david.blumberg@baltimorepolice.org,
Officer Joe Banks at Joseph.Banks@baltimorepolice.org ,
or Officer Rebecca Ward at Rebecca.Ward@baltimorepolice.org

On a weekly basis code enforcement officers will identify abandoned vehicles. DOT has coordinated with the Baltimore City Police Department to identify areas where vehicles are most frequently abandoned. They will work in traditionally problematic neighborhoods and with the help of tips from citizens. For vehicles on public property, the City will complete the legal process and tow the vehicle within five days. For vehicles on private property, it will take up to 15 days to complete the process and tow the derelict vehicle.

The City is partnering with Vehicles for Change to provide City residents an opportunity to dispose of an unwanted vehicle free of charge. To donate a car to Vehicles for Change, residents can call 1-800-835-3821. Vehicles for Change is a local non-profit whose mission is to help low-income families achieve financial and personal independence by making it possible for them to own a vehicle. More information on Vehicles for Change can be found on their website,

*Information from Harbel.*