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Can DVLA clamp on driveway?

Clamping is now a pretty complex area with private companies involved.  However, the basic rules state that DVLA can clamp a car if it is parked illegally on roads or public land.  This means things like no tax or insurance. Police can remove a car that is contravening a parking restriction, blocking a road or has broken down.  

In most cases, the DVLA cannot clamp when you are on private land such as your driveway but there are some exceptional circumstances where they can – as can the police.  If you are clamped by someone from a private company while on your driveway, this is illegal, and they have no right to do this.