Sign up to get free reminders by text message or email when your MOT is due.

When you sign up you’ll get a reminder:

  • one month before your car, van or motorcycle MOT is due
  • 2 months before your lorry, bus or large trailer MOT is due

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

You cannot use this service if you live in Northern Ireland - you’ll get a reminder by post 7 weeks before your MOT is due.

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Before you start

You need:

  • the vehicle’s number plate (registration number)
  • a mobile phone number or email address

Stop getting reminders

You have to unsubscribe to stop getting reminders for a vehicle you’ve:

  • sold
  • transferred to someone else
  • scrapped or written-off
  • registered as off the road

Unsubscribe by:

  • following the instructions in the text message
  • clicking the unsubscribe link in the email you’ve been sent

You’ll pay the cost of a standard text message to unsubscribe from text reminders.

Help with reminders

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to get help with MOT reminders.

DVSA customer service centre
Telephone: 0300 123 9000
Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 6pm
Find out about call charges