City and state codes allow vehicles to be parked on the street. Any vehicle left parked in the same spot on the street for more than 72 hours is in violation per Sunnyvale Municipal Code 10.16.120.
Once we receive your report a Vehicle Abatement Officer is assigned to the case. It can take 3 to 5 business days for the officer to locate and identify the vehicle. The officer will assess the vehicle. If suspected of violating the municipal code the vehicle will be marked or receive an orange warning notice. The officer will recheck the vehicle after 72 hours. If it has not moved enforcement action will be taken.
Please be patient – this process is necessary and can take some time. Vehicle Abatement Officers do not respond on weekends or evenings.
We encourage you to create a User Account or provide an email or phone number so we can contact you if we have follow up questions or information.
- Officers do not disclose the identity of the complaining party to the vehicle owner.
How to Report a Vehicular Safety Hazard
If the vehicle is posing a possible safety hazard, such as blocking a driveway or fire lane, call the non-emergency Police Dispatch at 408-730-7180.
24-hour Abandoned Vehicle Message Line
You may report abandoned or nuisance vehicles to the 24-hour Abandoned Vehicle Message Line at 408-730-7150. We pick up messages weekday mornings and enter them into Access Sunnyvale for follow up.
Submit One Report Only
If you have already reported a vehicle either through the Message Line or Access Sunnyvale, please do not submit a subsequent report. To check the status of your previous report email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Include the Access Sunnyvale Service Request number in your email. This will help us find your request.
How to Report Multiple Vehicles
If you are reporting more than one vehicle use commas to separate the information in each field. Example for Make: Honda, Ford, Acura
- All information submitted becomes part of the public record and may be subject to Public Disclosure.