Tell DVLA you’re taking your vehicle off the road, for example if you’re keeping it in a garage. This is sometimes called a ‘Statutory Off Road Notification’ (SORN).
This page is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
You do not need to make a SORN for a vehicle you’ve already sold. Tell DVLA you’ve sold a vehicle instead.
Choose when it starts
Use the 11-digit number on your vehicle log book (V5C) to take the vehicle off the road immediately.
On the first day of next month
Use the 16-digit number on your vehicle tax reminder letter (V11) to take the vehicle off the road from the first day of next month. You can only use this number once.
If the vehicle is not registered in your name you’ll have to tell DVLA it’s off the road by post.
Other ways to apply
DVLA vehicle service
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
Find out about call charges
Send an application form (V890) to DVLA.
Include the day you want to take your vehicle off the road. It can be any day either:
- this month or last month - you will not get a vehicle tax refund for past dates
- next month or the month after - include a letter saying why you cannot send the form nearer the time
If your address is wrong on your log book (V5C)
Write your new address in:
- section 3 if you have a new style log book (with multi-coloured numbered blocks on the front cover)
- section 6 if you have the older style log book
Send a filled in V890 form with your log book to DVLA.
If the vehicle is not registered in your name
Fill in the appropriate part of the log book and send it with a filled in V890 form.
If you do not have a log book
Fill in and send an application for a log book (V62) and V890 form to DVLA - a new log book costs £25.