Apply for a keeper's certificate for a HGV

Apply to get a 'certificate of keeper' for a HGV if you're its registered keeper, or get a replacement if the original is lost or stolen.


Application form for certificate of keeper of motor vehicle

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Use this form to apply for a keeper’s certificate for a trailer, or to get a replacement if the original has been lost, stolen or destroyed.

Send the form online

  1. Download and fill in the application form.

  2. Save the application form on your computer.

  3. Send the application form to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) using the service to apply for a certificate for a lorry. You also need to send supporting documents.

  4. Pay the application fee by credit or debit card (DVSA will tell you how to do this after you’ve applied), or by cheque or using a pre-funded account.

The supporting documents you need to send are copies of:

  • the vehicle’s registration documents
  • the manufacturer’s build specifications
  • the ministry plating certificate
  • any other relevant information

Send the form by post

You can also send the application and supporting documents by post.

DVSA technical service branch

Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
Technical and support services
The Ellipse
Padley road


Your application can be delayed if you do not fill in the application form correctly.

Published 15 July 2013
Last updated 8 November 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated with the latest version of the application form.

  2. First published.