Vehicle ownership, approval and standards

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

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. 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. Vehicle tax rates

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  1. Change your address or name on your vehicle log book (V5C)

    Update your vehicle log book (V5C) and send it to DVLA to change your address or name

    • Answer
  2. Tax your vehicle without a V11 reminder

    Renew your or get vehicle tax if you don't have your V11 reminder - renew online or at the Post Office with your V5C

    • Answer
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News and communications

  1. First MOT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • News story
  2. More than 100 lorry operators caught deliberately damaging air quality

    • Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain and Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • News story
  3. New MOT reminder service launches in beta

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • News story
  4. Prestige and high-end supercars among those caught with no vehicle tax

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • Press release
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Policy and engagement

  1. Motorcycles: implementing EU regulation 168/2013
  2. Agricultural vehicles: implementing EU regulation 167/2013
  3. Extending first MOT date to 4 years
  1. Roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historical interest

    • Department for Transport
    • Consultation outcome
    • Date closed 02 November 2016
  2. Release of information from DVLA's registers

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • Policy paper
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Transparency

  1. Vehicle licensing statistics: January to March 2018

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • National statistics
  2. Cars (VEH02)

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • Statistical data set
  3. Active MOT test stations

    • Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency
    • Transparency
  4. International road freight activity (RFS02)

    • Department for Transport
    • Statistical data set
  5. Buses and coaches (VEH06)

    • Department for Transport and Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
    • Statistical data set
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