Skip to content

We use first and third-party cookies to provide and improve our services online. By continuing to use this website, you consent to our use of cookies. How to manage cookies

Exhaust fumes

Smoky vehicles

Excessive smoke and pollutants can:

  • be harmful to human health
  • be harmful for the environment
  • lead to episodes of acid rain

How to report a smoky vehicle

Commercial vehicles

See GOV.UK: Report a smoky vehicle (external website) to report excessively smoky lorries and buses to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)

You will need to provide the:

  • registration number
  • type of vehicle
  • date seen
  • time seen
  • location seen

Alternatively, phone the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) national smoky vehicle hotline on: 0870 606 0440

Non-commercial vehicles

For non commercial vehicle complaints, please contact our Environmental Health team.

Contact information

  • Telephone: 01494 412 247