Vehicle ownership, approval and standards

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

Services

  • 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

  • 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

  • Check if a vehicle is taxed

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

  • 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

  • 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

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News and communications

  1. Checks for lorry emission cheats start across Great Britain
  2. MOT rule changes: 20 May 2018
  3. First MOT test to remain at 3 years to protect road safety
  4. More than 100 lorry operators caught deliberately damaging air quality
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Research and statistics

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Policy papers and consultations

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Transparency and freedom of information releases

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