Telling DVLA after someone dies

1. 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.

You still have to tell DVLA separately when you:

If Tell Us Once isn’t 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:

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1AB

You don’t need to send a death certificate.

Northern Ireland

There’s a different process in Northern Ireland.