Get free vehicle tax if you're a driver with a disability

You may not have to pay vehicle tax if either:

You can only use your exemption on one vehicle at a time. If you have more than one vehicle, you’ll need to choose which one will be exempt from vehicle tax.

If you’re applying for the first time

If you have a used vehicle, you need to go to a Post Office branch that deals with vehicle tax.

To find a Post Office branch, you can either:

  • use the Post Office branch finder - choose ‘Vehicle tax’ from the menu
  • call the Post Office - ask for your nearest branch that deals with vehicle tax

Post Office
Telephone: 0845 722 3344
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Read about applying for a vehicle tax exemption.

Renew your vehicle tax exemption

You can renew your vehicle tax exemption online or by phone.

Refunds on your current vehicle tax

You’ll automatically get a refund for any full remaining months of vehicle tax when you apply for exemption. The refund will be sent to the address the DVLA have on their records.

Check which vehicles you do not need to pay tax on

You do not have to pay tax on some types of vehicle, for example:

  • disabled passenger vehicles

  • mobility vehicles and powered wheelchairs.

Check which types of vehicles are exempt from vehicle tax.