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Reporting an Untaxed Vehicle

Use DVLA's anonymous service to find out whether or not a vehicle is taxed - if you suspect isn't.

Unlicensed vehicle reports can be made online, or by telephone, or by post (send a letter to the enforcement section at your nearest DVLA local office) and DVLA will investigate your report and take action if it is needed.

Use DVLA's online vehicle enquiry service, you will need the vehicle's registration number and make.

You will need to provide details about the vehicle, including its registration mark, make, model and colour. You will also need to give details of the location of the vehicle - this could be an address, landmark or feature.

If possible you should also provide the time the vehicle can be seen on the public road, and the name and address of the owner - if you know this much detail.

DVLA enter untaxed vehicle details into their central database, where the information is distributed to wheel clamping firms.

Not all vehicles will be clamped. If the duration of the tax evasion is less than one month, the vehicle owner may be able to pay a late taxing penalty of £80.

Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011 at 1:25pm

By Eric Craggs - Google+