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Abandoned Vehicle Abatement

Voluntary & Free Junk Vehicle Removal Program

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Do you have an inoperable vehicle on your property that you’ve been trying to get rid of but can’t because you lost the paperwork? We can help! Owners and occupants of property specifically located within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County can now have unwanted junk vehicles towed away for free and without the usual DMV paperwork.

This is a voluntary program. Contact us and we will take care of all the details. In return you will be helping your community by creating a cleaner, safer, and more beautiful neighborhood to live in.

To file a complaint about abandoned vehicles or to request vehicle removal in Sonoma County, follow the instructions for the applicable situation below:

Private Roads,  Driveways or County of Sonoma Land

Private Property in Unincorporated Sonoma County

Your Own Property

Have non-operable vehicles removed from your property for free.


  • Only available to residents located within the unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.
  • A document must be signed granting permission to the County to have the vehicle(s) towed with the understanding that the vehicle will be dismantled.
  • Applies to passenger cars, pickups, sport utility vehicles, vans, and small trailers. Free towing not available to recreational vehicle storage yards or auto repair shops.


Ryan Pelleriti
Code Enforcement
Permit Sonoma (PRMD)
County of Sonoma

Phone: (707) 565-1921

Neighboring Property

Report abandoned/non-operable vehicles.

Use SoCo Report It to submit a Code Compliance Complaint.

Submit Complaint

SoCo Report It

Submit a Service Request

Report it App

Report and track non-emergency issues in unincorporated areas of Sonoma County.


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