2. Renewing your vehicle tax
Your vehicle tax will renew automatically when it’s due to run out.
You’ll get an email or letter telling you when your Direct Debit payments will be taken.
You won’t be sent a vehicle tax reminder letter (V11).
Don’t tax your vehicle again. If you do, you’ll be charged twice.
The vehicle keeper must have a vehicle logbook (V5C) before the vehicle tax is renewed.
If the vehicle keeper doesn’t have a V5C
Your Direct Debit will not automatically renew if there’s no vehicle keeper in DVLA’s records.
If you don’t get an email or letter when your vehicle tax runs out, you should contact DVLA.
If you don’t have an MOT or insurance in place
DVLA will write to you if your vehicle’s MOT certificate will have run out when your vehicle tax is due to renew.
Your vehicle must pass an MOT by the time the current one runs out.
After it’s passed an MOT, DVLA’s records will be updated automatically. Your vehicle tax will be renewed on the date it was due to run out.
You don’t need to contact DVLA or tax your vehicle again.
If you don’t get an MOT in time, you’ll need to tax your vehicle again.
If your vehicle is registered in Northern Ireland, you must also have insurance in place when your vehicle tax is due to renew. You’ll get a letter telling you if your insurance will have run out by then.