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’ll get a refund for any full months of remaining tax. You can’t use the vehicle on the road until you tax it again.

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 isn’t registered in your name you’ll have to tell DVLA it’s off the road by post.

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Other ways to apply

By phone

DVLA vehicle service
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
24-hour service
Find out about call charges

By post

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 won’t get a vehicle tax refund for past dates
  • next month or the month after - include a letter saying why you can’t send the form nearer the time

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If your address is wrong on your log book (V5C)

Write your new address on section 6 of your log book. Send a filled in V890 form and your log book to DVLA.

If the vehicle isn’t registered in your name

Fill in the appropriate part of the log book and send it with a filled in V890 form.

If you don’t 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.