You can tax your vehicle without a V11 reminder letter using a:

  • V5C registration certificate (logbook) in your name if you’re the current keeper
  • V62 application for a registration certificate if you’re the current keeper
  • V5C/2 green new keeper supplement if you’re the new keeper (and don’t have a V5C in your name)

You can’t tax your vehicle without your V5C/2 if you’re a new keeper. You’ll need to apply for a new V5C before you can tax your vehicle. This costs £25. You can also get the form from the Post Office.

Pay online

You can tax your vehicle online if you have:

  • the 11 digit reference number from your V5C (if you’re the current keeper)
  • the 12 digit reference number from the V5C/2 (if you’re the new keeper and don’t have a V5C in your name)

Pay by phone

You need to contact DVLA to tax by phone. You’ll need your V5C (logbook) or V5C/2 new keeper supplement when you call.

DVLA
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
Textphone: 0300 790 6201
Find out about call charges

Pay at a Post Office

You can apply at a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax.

You’ll need one of the following:

  • your V5C registration certificate (logbook) in your name
  • a V62 application for a registration certificate if you’re the current keeper
  • a V5C/2 new keeper supplement if you’re the new keeper (and don’t have a V5C in your name)

You may also need:

  • payment for your vehicle tax
  • an MOT test certificate (it must be valid when the vehicle tax starts)
  • a valid reduced pollution certificate

Check your vehicle tax

You can check that your vehicle has been taxed online. It can take up to 5 days for newly taxed vehicles to appear online.