Penalty points (endorsements)

5. Handing over your driving licence for endorsement

If you get an endorsement you’ll need to hand over your licence to either the police, a fixed penalty office (FPO) or when you appear in court.

You’ll need to get a replacement if you’ve lost your licence.

If your driving licence is not returned to you, contact the FPO or court you sent it to.

If you’ve changed address or your licence is damaged, the FPO or court will send your driving licence to DVLA to be updated. It will be returned to you within 3 weeks.

Endorsements before 8 June 2015

Before 8 June 2015, you needed to hand over your licence and its paper counterpart to the court.

If you didn’t, your licence will be invalid. Reapply for your licence before you drive again.