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
  • tracing the owner of a vehicle illegally parked on private land
  • 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

Private car parking management companies can only request information from the DVLA if they’re members of the British Parking Association or the Independent Parking Committee.

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.