Change your address on your vehicle log book (V5C)

Change your address

You must update your vehicle log book (V5C) if you change your address. It’s usually free to update it.

You must also change the address on your driving licence and vehicle tax Direct Debit (if that’s how you pay).

You can be fined up to £1,000 if you do not tell DVLA when your address changes.

Use this service to change the address in your log book to a new UK address.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You cannot use this service if:

This service is available from 7am to 7pm.

If you want to change your name and address at the same time, you need to apply by post for both changes. You should also apply by post if you only want to change your name.

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Before you start

You need:

  • the registration number of your vehicle
  • your log book reference number
  • a UK address

Other ways to apply

You can also apply by post to change your address. How you do this depends on which style log book you have.

If you have the new style log book with multi-coloured numbered blocks on the front cover, you need to:

  • write the new address in section 3 - do not use a PO Box address
  • send the whole log book to the DVLA address in section 3

If you have the older style log book you need to:

  • write the new address in section 6 - do not use a PO Box address
  • sign and send the whole log book to the DVLA address in section 8

Do not tick the ‘new keeper’ box or fill in your name on the older style form.

If your vehicle needs taxing in the next 4 weeks

Either:

  • tax your vehicle online before sending your log book to DVLA
  • take your log book to a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax, to change your details and tax your vehicle at the same time

Take your latest MOT test certificate if your vehicle has to have an MOT every year. The certificate must be valid when the vehicle tax starts.

If you’re moving to an address outside of the UK

If you’re taking your vehicle, take the log book and register the vehicle in the country you’re moving to.

If you have a trailer, you may need to register it to take it abroad.

If your new log book does not arrive

It will take longer than usual to get your new log book because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact DVLA if the new log book has not arrived.

  1. Step 1 Update your driving licence

    You must update your provisional or full driving licence when you move.

    1. Change the address on your driving licence
  2. Step 2 Update your vehicle's log book (V5C)

    You must update a vehicle's log book if you're the registered keeper.

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  3. Step 3 Update your Direct Debit

    If you pay for your vehicle tax by Direct Debit, you need to tell DVLA when you change address.

    1. Phone DVLA to tell them you've moved
  4. Step 4 Update your personalised number plate documents

    If you have a private registration number and it's not on a vehicle, you must update your V750 or V778 documents.

    1. Update your personalised registration documents
  5. Step 5 Update your trailer registration certificate

    If you have a trailer and want to continue taking it abroad, you must register it to your new address.

    1. Change the address on your trailer registration certificate