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

Apply by phone

Apply by phone if you’re the registered keeper on the log book that’s gone missing or is damaged.

You need to pay £25 by debit or credit card.

You can’t apply by phone if your name, address or vehicle details have changed. You have to apply by post instead.

It can take up to 5 days to get the replacement log book.

Apply by post for a replacement

  1. Download and fill in an application for a log book (V62).

  2. Send it to DVLA with a cheque or postal order for £25 made payable to ‘DVLA, Swansea’.

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It can take up to 6 weeks to get the replacement log book by post.

If you didn’t get a log book for your new vehicle

  1. Download and fill in an application for a log book (V62).

  2. Send it to DVLA with the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip (V5C/2) you were given when you bought the vehicle. You don’t have to pay a fee.

If you don’t have the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip, you have to pay £25. Include a cheque or postal order made payable to ‘DVLA, Swansea’.

DVLA
Swansea
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It can take up to 6 weeks to get the replacement log book by post.

If you need to tax your vehicle

  1. Download and fill in an application for a log book (V62).

  2. Take it to a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax with the £25 fee and either the payment for your vehicle tax or your bank or building society account details to set up a Direct Debit.

It can take up to 6 weeks to get the replacement log book by post.

If your new log book doesn’t arrive

Call DVLA if the new log book hasn’t arrived after:

  • 5 days if you applied over the phone
  • 6 weeks if you applied by post or at a Post Office