You must update your V5C registration certificate if you change your name or address.

Your vehicle tax renewal letter (V11) will be sent to the wrong address if you don’t update your V5C.

You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA when your address changes.

  1. Write your new name or new address in section 6 of your V5C (you can’t give joint names or Post Office box addresses).

  2. Sign and date the declaration in section 8.

  3. Send the whole V5C to DVLA.

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Don’t tick the ‘new keeper’ box when you send your V5C back.

You’ll get a new V5C for free, usually within 4 weeks. Allow at least 6 weeks before contacting DVLA.

You also need to tell DVLA you’ve changed address for your driving licence and vehicle tax Direct Debit (if you use one).

You’ve lost your V5C and need to change your address

Use the V62 form to tell DVLA you’ve changed your name or address. It costs £25 and takes 2 to 4 weeks.

If your vehicle needs taxing in the next 4 weeks


Tax your vehicle online before sending your V5C to DVLA.

At the Post Office

Take your V5C to the Post Office - you can tax your vehicle and change your details at the same time.

You may also need an MOT test certificate (it must be valid when the vehicle tax starts).