Request information about a vehicle or its registered keeper from DVLA

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

Private car parking management companies that give out parking tickets or trespass charge notices can only request information from DVLA if they’re members of the British Parking Association or the International Parking Community.

How to make a request

Fill in a form and apply by post. The form you need to use depends on whether you’re:

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:

  • you
  • your current vehicle
  • a vehicle that used to be registered in your name

It’s free.

Information about you

You’ll need to include:

  • your full name
  • your current address

You can view your driving record for a list of your driving bans, penalty points and disqualifications.

Information about your vehicle

You’ll need to include:

  • your full name
  • your current address and the address on your log book (V5C)
  • the registration number of the vehicle you’re asking about
  • what information you need, for example when the vehicle was first registered or the date you bought it

Where to send your request

You can send your request to DVLA by email or post.

SAR Enquiries
DVRE
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1ZZ

Do not use these details for general enquiries - contact DVLA instead.