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Receiving Fines for a Vehicle you do not Own

Have you received a fine or a letter about a vehicle you don't own, or have never owned? Tell DVLA as soon as possible to avoid further repercussions.

Correspondence you might have received includes items from a DVLA local office, a Continuous Registration Enforcement Centre (CREC) or parking ticket(s).

How to Resolve the Issue


DVLA Office or CREC

If you received items from a local DVLA office or CREC, write to them (their address will be shown on any correspondence) and return the correspondence that you received, making sure to take a copy first for your own records.

In your letter include the vehicle registration number, make and model and the exact date of sale or transfer, along with the name and address of the person you sold or transferred the vehicle to.

If you never owned the vehicle, or if for some reason you don't know any of the above details, you should explain as much as you know in the letter, again keeping a copy.

Non-DVLA Parties

If the correspondence came from an organisation or entity other than DVLA, write to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AZ or fax on 01792 783 083 and explain that you are receiving fines or correspondence. Give the vehicle registration number, make and model.

If you did previously own the vehicle then give the exact date of sale or transfer and the name and address of the person you sold or transferred the vehicle to.

If you never owned the vehicle, or if for any reason you don't know these details, you should explain as much as you know if your letter or fax.

When DVLA has received your returned correspondence, you will receive confirmation that DVLA has updated its records. You should keep this confirmation safe in case you receive further communications.

Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011 at 1:18pm

By Eric Craggs - Google+