Change your vehicle's tax class

Tax is due to run out or changing if the vehicle is exempt

Change your vehicle’s tax class at a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax if either:

  • the vehicle tax is due to run out (you’ve had a reminder or ‘last chance’ warning letter)
  • you’re changing whether a vehicle is exempt from vehicle tax or not, for example, it’s being used by a disabled person

If you’re eligible for a vehicle tax reduction because you’re disabled, you need to apply by post to DVLA.

What to take to the Post Office

You need to take:

  • the V5C registration certificate (log book) in your name, or a new keeper supplement (V5C/2) if you’ve just bought the vehicle
  • your vehicle tax reminder letter (V11) if you have one
  • an MOT certificate that’s valid when the tax starts, or evidence if your vehicle’s exempt from an MOT (V112)
  • evidence of any eligibility for a disability exemption
  • payment for vehicle tax (if you have to pay for your new tax class)
  • an insurance certificate or cover note (only in Northern Ireland)

If you don’t have the V5C or V5C/2, download and fill in a V62 form. Take it to the Post Office with the £25 fee.

Lorries and buses

You also need to take the vehicle’s latest annual test certificate or exemption (V112G) if it’s required for your vehicle.

What happens next

  1. The Post Office sends your V5C, V5C/2 or V62 to DVLA.

  2. You’ll get a confirmation from DVLA within 10 working days that the change has been made.

  3. DVLA will send you an updated V5C.

  4. You’ll get a refund within 6 weeks (if you’re due one). Contact DVLA if it hasn’t arrived after 6 weeks.

You can still use your vehicle while your application is being processed.