Vehicle ownership, approval and standards

MOTs and vehicle tax, manufacturing, modifying and testing vehicles for use on UK roads, buying and selling vehicles.


  1. 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

  2. Tax your vehicle

    Renew or tax your vehicle for the first time using a reminder letter, your log book or the green 'new keeper' slip - and how to tax if you do not have any documents

  3. Check if a vehicle is taxed

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

  4. Check the MOT status of a vehicle

    Find out the MOT test status of a vehicle - check the date of the MOT test and the expiry date of an MOT test pass.

  5. Get vehicle information from DVLA

    Check a vehicle's details, tax and SORN status and expiry dates on the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) database - online and telephone enquiries

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Coronavirus: MOTs due from 30 March 2020
  2. Coronavirus: MOTs due up to 29 March 2020
  3. Vehicle tax rates (V149 and V149/1)
  4. MOT inspection manual: cars and passenger vehicles
  5. Coronavirus: MOTs for lorries, buses and trailers
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News and communications

  1. Driving tests and MOTs for heavy vehicles suspended for up to 3 months to help tackle spread of coronavirus
  2. DVLA hits the road with clear warning to tax it or lose it
  3. Road safety action plan announced to cut road deaths
  4. 30 years on: 6 million personalised registrations sold
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Research and statistics

  1. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2019-20 Quarter 4
  2. Light Goods Vehicles (VEH04)
  3. Heavy Goods Vehicles (VEH05)
  4. Buses and coaches (VEH06)
  5. Motorcycles (VEH03)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Banning tyres aged 10 years and older
  2. Motor insurance alternatives: removal of deposit and security options
  3. Regulating CO2 emission standards for new cars and vans if there's no Brexit deal
  4. Release of information from DVLA's registers
  5. Road safety statement 2019: a lifetime of road safety
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Active MOT test stations
  2. Longer semi-trailer trial evaluation: annual report 2017
  3. The number of driving licence checks made by EDECS users
  4. Number of vehicles wheel clamped between July 2014 and February 2015
  5. The legislation that requires a vehicle keeper to surrender the Vehicle Excise Duty when selling the car
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