Check online to find out what information the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holds about a vehicle.

You’ll need the vehicle’s registration number (number plate).

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

Start now on the vehicle enquiry service

Before you start

You can use this service to check details about a vehicle, including:

  • vehicle tax - the current rate and when it expires
  • SORN status
  • when its MOT expires
  • the date it was first registered
  • last log book (V5C) issue date
  • year of manufacture
  • type approval category
  • weight
  • engine size
  • fuel type
  • emissions - CO2, real driving emissions level and European status
  • export status

Use ‘askMID’ to check if your vehicle is insured.

Information about registered keepers

You must write to DVLA to request information about the current or previous registered keeper of a vehicle.

Other ways to check a vehicle’s details

Contact DVLA to get the vehicle’s:

  • date of first registration
  • year of manufacture
  • engine size
  • CO2 emissions
  • colour
  • current vehicle tax rate