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
What happens next
The Post Office sends your V5C, V5C/2 or V62 to DVLA.
You’ll get a confirmation from DVLA within 10 working days that the change has been made.
DVLA will send you an updated V5C.
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.