Apply by phone or send form V62 to get a replacement V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book).

You can get a replacement if your original V5C certificate has been lost, stolen, damaged, destroyed or you haven’t received the certificate for your new vehicle.

If you buy a vehicle without a V5C certificate, you might not be able to tax it and drive it on public roads until you get one.

Apply by phone

Contact DVLA to apply by phone if:

  • you were shown as the registered keeper on the original registration certificate
  • you can pay the £25 fee by debit or credit card

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

It can take up to 5 days to get a replacement certificate if you apply by phone.

Apply by post

Complete form V62 ‘Application for a vehicle registration certificate’ and send it to DVLA with the £25 fee. You can pay by cheque.

There’s no fee if you haven’t received the V5C registration certificate for your new vehicle but still have your green V5C/2 section. You’ll need to send this in with the completed V62 form.

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It can take up to 6 weeks to get a replacement certificate if you apply by post.

Tax your vehicle at the same time

You can tax a vehicle at some Post Office branches at the same time as you apply for a V5C certificate if you’re the vehicle’s registered keeper.

Complete form V62 ‘Application for a vehicle registration certificate’ and take it to a Post Office branch that deals with vehicle tax.

You’ll have to pay the £25 fee for the V5C certificate, as well as the vehicle tax.

If someone else is the vehicle’s registered keeper, you must get a V5C before you can pay your vehicle tax. You can use a V5C/2 instead if you’ve just bought the vehicle.