Apply using the new service beta

This is a 'beta' service - find out what this means for you.

To apply online you'll need either:

  • the 16 digit reference number on your vehicle tax renewal letter (V11)
  • the 11 digit reference number on your log book (V5C)
  • the 12 digit reference number on your New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) if you've just bought the vehicle

You will need

Vehicle tax renewal letter (V11)

Other ways to apply

By phone

  • Telephone: 0300 123 4321
  • Textphone: 0300 790 6201

Calls to 03 numbers cost approximately:

  • 2p to 10p from landlines
  • 10p to 40p from mobile phones

Find out more about call charges

At the Post Office

Go to your local Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. You'll need to take:

  • completed V11 reminder (or your V5C)
  • MOT test certificate if required (must be valid when the tax starts)
  • the payment shown on the reminder

In Northern Ireland you'll also need an insurance certificate or cover note.

Find out how this service is performing