Use this service to tell DVLA you’re taking your vehicle off the road - this is sometimes called a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
Do this if you’re keeping the vehicle:
- in a garage
- on a drive
- on private land
You won’t have to pay vehicle tax, but you can’t use the vehicle on the road until you tax it again.
You need either:
- the 16 digit number on your vehicle tax reminder letter (V11)
- the 11 digit number on your vehicle log book (V5C)
Other ways to apply
You can still drive the vehicle to a pre-booked MOT appointment while it’s off the road.
DVLA vehicle service
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
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Send an application form (V890) to DVLA.
If you’re going abroad and leaving your car in the UK you can do it up to 2 calendar months in advance by post. Include a letter explaining why.
You must do it by post if you’re:
- recently registered as the vehicle’s keeper and have received the vehicle log book (V5C) in the current month
- not yet registered as the vehicle’s keeper
If the vehicle isn’t registered in your name
Fill in the appropriate part of the log book and send it with the application form.
If you don’t have a log book
Fill in an application for a log book (V62) and send it with your application to register the vehicle off the road. You need to include the fee of £25.