To apply online you’ll need one of the following:

  • 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

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Other ways to apply

By phone

Telephone: 0300 123 4321
Textphone: 0300 790 6201
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At the Post Office

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

  • completed V11 reminder, V5C or new keeper supplement (V5C/2)
  • 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.