Driving and road transport

Driving tests and licences, vehicle tests and licences, road safety, MOT, transport businesses, professional driving, HGV, LGV and PSV.

Services

  1. Tax your vehicle

    Renew or tax your vehicle for the first time using a reminder letter, your log book, the 'new keeper's details' section of a log book - and how to tax if you don't have any documents

  2. Check the MOT history of a vehicle

    Check the MOT history of a vehicle from 2005 onwards, including if it passed or failed, its mileage and why it failed

  3. Check if a vehicle is taxed

    Check and report if a vehicle has up-to-date vehicle tax or is 'off road' (SORN)

  1. Check the MOT status of a vehicle

    Find out the MOT test status of a vehicle - check the date of the MOT test, the odometer reading (mileage) and the expiry date of an MOT test pass

  2. View or share your driving licence information

    Find out what information DVLA holds about your driving licence or create a check code to share your driving record, for example to hire a car

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Change the address on your driving licence

    Change the address on your full or provisional driving licence for free - do it online or by post

  2. Take a practice theory test

    Take free official practice theory tests from the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) for cars, motorcycles, lorries and buses

  3. Vehicle tax rates

    Tables showing the rates for vehicle tax for different types of vehicle

  1. Get a vehicle log book (V5C)

    Get a replacement log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, or you haven’t received one for your new vehicle.

    • Answer
  2. Cancel your vehicle tax and get a refund

    Your vehicle tax is cancelled and you get a refund for any full months of remaining tax when you tell DVLA you no longer have the vehicle or it's off the road

    • Answer
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News and communications

Policy and engagement

  1. Road vehicles: improving air quality and safety
  2. Improving rules for Approved Tachograph Centres (ATCs)
  3. Exchange of driving licences issued in the Cayman Islands
  1. Goods vehicle operator licensing exemptions

    • Department for Transport
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 05 March 2015
  2. Release of information from DVLA's registers

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. XPO Logistics Group Ltd, and Balwant Singh

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Decision
  2. Hello Skips Limited

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Decision
  3. Stay granted pending appeal: D K Barnsley & Sons Ltd

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Decision
  4. Gilders Transport Ltd

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Decision
  5. Shane Jones Timber Haulgae Ltd, Shane Jones, and Rowland Scott Ward

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain
    • Decision
See all transparency