Tax your car, motorcycle or other vehicle using a reference number from:

  • a recent reminder (V11) or ‘last chance’ warning letter from DVLA
  • your vehicle log book (V5C) - it must be in your name
  • the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip (V5C/2) from a log book if you’ve just bought it

You can pay by debit or credit card, or Direct Debit.

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Other ways to apply

DVLA vehicle tax service
Telephone: 0300 123 4321
24-hour service
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You can’t pay by Direct Debit over the phone.

At a Post Office

Go to a Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. You need to take either:

You also need to take one of the following:

  • your vehicle log book (V5C) (it must be in your name)
  • the green ‘new keeper’s details’ slip (V5C/2) from a log book if you’ve just bought it

If you don’t have any of these documents, take a filled in application for a log book (V62) and the fee of £25.

You may also need:

  • your MOT test certificate (it must be valid when the tax starts)
  • a valid reduced pollution certificate (for lorries, buses and coaches)

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

If the vehicle is off the road

Register that you’re vehicle is off the road, eg you’re keeping it in a garage. You don’t need to tax your vehicle.