Get a vehicle log book (V5C)

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Get a duplicate log book (V5C)

You need to get a log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed by you or your insurance company.

You can get a duplicate V5C online if you do not need to change anything in the V5C. The V5C will be posted to the address which the DVLA has on record.

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

There are other ways to get a V5C if:

  • your name or address have changed
  • the vehicle details have changed
  • you’ve bought, sold or transferred a vehicle
  • you did not get a V5C with your new vehicle

Apply for a duplicate V5C online

You must be the registered keeper on the V5C to apply online.

You’ll usually receive your V5C within 5 working days.

Contact DVLA if you have not received your V5C and it’s been 2 weeks since you applied.

If you have not received your V5C after 6 weeks and you have not notified DVLA, you’ll have to pay £25 to get a replacement.

When you cannot use this service

You cannot use this service if:

  • you need to change any of your details
  • you do not have the vehicle in your possession
  • you’ve already sent your V5C to the DVLA for changes to be made
  • your vehicle is registered as part of the DVLA fleet scheme
  • your vehicle is registered abroad, including the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Isle of Man or Ireland

What it costs

The service usually costs £25. You can pay by credit or debit card.

You cannot get a refund once you’ve used the service (for example if you later find your V5C).

Apply online

You will need the:

  • registration number of the vehicle
  • VIN/chassis number of your vehicle
  • name and postcode registered on your V5C

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Apply by phone

You can apply by phone if you’re the registered keeper on the V5C that’s gone missing or is damaged.

You can only apply by phone if none of your or your vehicle’s details have changed.

You’ll usually receive your V5C after 4 weeks if you apply this way.

Contact DVLA if you have not received your V5C and it’s been 4 weeks since you applied.

If you have not received your V5C after 6 weeks and you have not notified DVLA, you’ll have to pay £25 to get a replacement.