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

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

Your vehicle tax reminder letter (V11) and any vehicle tax refunds will be sent to the wrong address if you don’t update your log book.

What you need to do

  1. Write your new address or name in section 6 of your log book (you can’t give joint names or a PO box address). Don’t tick the ‘new keeper’ box.

  2. If you’re changing your name, include a note to say you’re changing your name.

  3. Send the whole log book to DVLA.

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BA

It can take up to 6 weeks to get the new log book.

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

If your vehicle needs taxing in the next 4 weeks

Tax your vehicle online before sending your log book to DVLA.

At the Post Office

Take your log book to a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. You can tax your vehicle and change your details 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.

You’ve lost your log book and need to change your address

  1. Download and fill in an application for a log book (V62).

  2. Send it to DVLA with a cheque or postal order for £25 made payable to ‘DVLA, Swansea’.

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BA

It can take up to 6 weeks to get the new log book.

If your new log book doesn’t arrive

Contact DVLA if the new log book hasn’t arrived after 6 weeks.