Apply by phone or use 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.

It can take up to 6 weeks to get a replacement certificate.

If you buy a vehicle without a V5C certificate you can’t tax it and drive it on public roads until you get a replacement.

Apply by phone

Contact DVLA to apply by phone if:

  • you were shown as the registered keeper on the original registration certificate
  • your name, address and vehicle details haven’t changed
  • you can pay the £25 fee by debit or credit card

Apply by post

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

There is 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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