Change vehicle details on a V5C registration certificate (log book)
3. How to update your V5C
Mark any changes on section 7 of your V5C and sign it. Send it to DVLA with any necessary evidence.
If the change isn’t listed in section 7, fill in section 4 of your V5C and send it to DVLA with evidence and a letter explaining the change.
Where to send your V5C
Send your V5C to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DZ if you changed any of the following:
- engine size (cc)
- fuel type
- weight of a goods vehicle
- number of seats on a bus
For all other changes, send your V5C to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BA.
What happens next
DVLA will contact you to:
- confirm the change or tell you if it needs an inspection
- tell you if the change means you have to pay more vehicle tax
It can take up to 2 to 4 weeks to get a replacement certificate if you apply by post.