New registrations fee
You’ll have to pay a fee of £55 if you’re registering and taxing a vehicle for the first time with DVLA.
You can pay by cheque or postal order. You can’t send cash.
You don’t have to pay for some vehicles, including:
- those first registered and licensed in the disabled exempt taxation class
- historic vehicles previously registered with the old local authorities (late conversions)
- vehicles previously registered in Northern Ireland
- imported vehicles previously registered under the personal export scheme and new means of transport scheme
- visiting forces vehicles
- vehicles registered under the direct export scheme
- vehicles registered for off-road use only
- crown exempt vehicles
Step 1 Check the vehicle before you buy it
You'll need the vehicle's registration number, make, model and MOT test number. You also need to see the V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book).
Step 2 Buy and register the vehicle
Step 3 Insure the vehicle
You must have insurance before you can use your vehicle on the road.
Step 4 Tax the vehicle
You need to tax the vehicle before you can use it on the road.