You can request details of a vehicle’s registered keeper and certain other information from DVLA if you have ‘reasonable cause’.

Why you might make a request

‘Reasonable cause’ can include:

  • finding out who was responsible for an accident
  • tracing the owner of an abandoned vehicle
  • issuing parking tickets
  • tracing people responsible for driving off without paying for goods and services
  • tracing vehicle owners suspected of insurance fraud

What information you can request

You can ask for:

  • details of a vehicle’s registered keeper
  • information about previous keepers for a vehicle now registered in your name
  • information the DVLA holds about you

Make a request

You’ll have to fill in a form and apply by post. The form you need to use depends on who is making the request, and why.

Details of how to pay and where to send your application are on each form.

Who is making the request Form
An individual Form V888
A company Form V8882
A company that issues parking charge notices Form V8883

You can download further information on requesting information from DVLA.

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