Tax your vehicle without a V11 reminder

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
  • green ‘new keeper’ slip if you’ve just bought the car (and do not have a V5C in your name yet)

If you do not have a V5C or new keeper slip

If you’re the current keeper, you must apply for a new V5C and tax your vehicle at a Post Office. This costs £25 and it can take 4 to 6 weeks to get the new V5C.

If you’re the new keeper, you cannot tax your vehicle without a new keeper slip. You’ll need to apply for a new V5C (you can also get the form from the Post Office.) This costs £25 and it can take 4 to 6 weeks to get the new V5C.

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 new keeper slip if you’ve just bought the car (and do not have a V5C in your name yet)

Pay by phone

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

DVLA
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
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Pay at a Post Office

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

You’ll also 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 new keeper slip if you’ve just bought the car (and do not have a V5C in your name yet)

You may also need:

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

In Northern Ireland you’ll also need an insurance certificate or cover note.

Set up a Direct Debit at the Post Office

You’ll also need to bring your address, date of birth and your bank or building society account details if you’re setting up a Direct Debit to tax your vehicle.

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.