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.
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.