You can ask DVLA for information about your vehicle or another vehicle and its registered keeper if you have a ‘reasonable cause’.
Information about another vehicle or its registered keeper
You can ask for details of another vehicle’s registered keeper. You’ll need a ‘reasonable cause’, for example:
- finding out who was responsible for an accident
- tracing the registered keeper of an abandoned vehicle
- tracing the registered keeper of a vehicle parked on private land
- giving out parking tickets
- giving out trespass charge notices
- tracing people responsible for driving off without paying for goods and services
- tracing people suspected of insurance fraud
How to make a request
Fill in a form and apply by post. The form you need to use depends on whether you’re:
If your company does not issue parking or trespass notices and you want information about a vehicle on a specific date, you can:
- request the name and address information for the keeper of a vehicle - use form V888/2A
- request any other information about a vehicle (for example insurance company details) - use form V888/2B
Details of how to pay and where to send your application are on each form.
You can download further information on requesting information from DVLA.
Information about you or your vehicle
You can ask for information that DVLA holds about:
- your current vehicle
- a vehicle that used to be registered in your name
You may need information from your driving licence and vehicle log book (V5C).
Make a request by email
Download and fill in the ‘make a subject access request to DVLA’ form.
Send it by email to
Make a request by post
Print and fill in the ‘make a subject access request to DVLA’ form.
Send it to the DVLA.
Subject access request enquiries
Do not use these details for general enquiries - contact DVLA instead.