Telling DVLA after someone dies

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What you need to do

You can use the Tell Us Once service to notify DVLA when someone dies if it’s available in your area.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You still have to tell DVLA separately when you:

If Tell Us Once is not available in your area

Write to DVLA to tell them a driver has died. Include the person’s driving licence with your letter, if you have it.

Your letter must include:

  • your relationship to the person who died
  • the date they died
  • their name, address and date of birth

Send the letter to:

SA99 1AB

You do not need to send a death certificate.

If you need help

Contact DVLA if you need help.

Northern Ireland

There’s a different process in Northern Ireland.