Apply for a vehicle tax exemption
Apply at a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax.
You need to take:
- the log book (V5C) in your name
- 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)
- an insurance certificate or cover note (only in Northern Ireland)
If you do not have the log book, download and fill in an application for a log book (V62). Take it to the Post Office with the £25 fee.
What happens next
The Post Office sends your log book 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 log book.
You’ll get a refund within 6 weeks (if you’re due one). Contact DVLA if it has not arrived after 6 weeks.
You can still use your vehicle while your application is being processed.