Check online to find out what information the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holds about a vehicle. You’ll need the vehicle’s make and registration number.

What you need to know

Start now on the vehicle online service

Try the new service to get vehicle information from the DVLA. This is a ‘beta’ service on GOV.UK.

Information you can get

You can find out various things about the vehicle, including:

  • when its current tax disc expires
  • the date it was first registered
  • SORN status
  • colour
  • engine size
  • year of manufacture
  • CO2 emissions
  • current vehicle tax rate

Information about registered keepers

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

  • Takes around 2 minutes

By phone

Call the DVLA Vehicle Check Helpline to get details of the vehicle’s:

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

DVLA Vehicle Check Helpline
0906 185 8585
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Find out about call charges

Call the DVLA Date of Liability Check Helpline to check the expiry date of the vehicle’s current tax disc.

DVLA Date of Liability Check Helpline
0906 765 7585
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm
Find out about call charges

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