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 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 or trespass charge notices||Form V8883|
You can download further information on requesting information from DVLA.
Information about you or your vehicle
You can ask for information about your current vehicle or a vehicle that used to be registered in your name.
It doesn’t cost anything.
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
You can send your request to DVLA by email or post.
DVLA SAR Enquiries
Don’t use these details for general enquiries - contact DVLA instead.