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Duplicating your Tax Disc

If your tax disc is lost or stolen DVLA require that you replace it with a duplicate. Find out in this article how you can obtain a duplicate tax disc.

On this page:
When to Replace your Tax Disc
How to get the Duplicate Tax Disc
The Fee for a Duplicate Tax Disc
Checking if your Vehicle is Taxed
Found your Tax Disc?
Tax Disc has been Stolen

When to Replace your Tax Disc

Legally you are required to replace your tax disc should it be stolen, lost, destroyed, or defaced or damaged.

A duplicate tax disc can be obtained in person or by post. Either way you will need form V20 application for duplicate tax disc.

How to get the Duplicate Tax Disc

Whether you are posting the V20 or taking it to a local DVLA office, you will need:

  • Completed V20 form application for duplicate tax disc
  • Vehicle Registration certificate or new keeper supplement
  • £7 fee (if needed)
  • The original tax disc (provided you have it)
  • A copy of the refund reject letter (if applicable)

Or you can find out how to download the V20 in our Vehicle Tax DVLA Forms section.

What to do if you don't have the registration document

Complete a V62 application for a vehicle registration certificate (V5C) in order to receive a new registration document. This costs £25. Send it with your duplicate tax disc application.

If DVLA is currently updating records for your vehicle, a temporary duplicate tax disc may be issued to cover you over a period of up to eight weeks. In all other cases the DVLA local office will issue your duplicate tax disc immediately.

The Fee for a Duplicate Tax Disc

A non-refundable fee of £7 is charged by DVLA for a duplicate tax disc. There are some exceptions:

  • The tax disc is unreadable/faded, or was lost in the post
  • The tax disc is being held by the police as evidence
  • A V14 'Application for a refund of vehicle tax' was rejected by the DVLA - in this case enclose a copy of the reject letter with the V20
  • Your vehicle is tax exempt for instance disabled tax class
  • Your vehicle was stolen and has since been recovered without its disc

Checking if your Vehicle is Taxed

The DVLA offers an online service called vehicle enquiry check. This service will tell you the expiry date of your tax disc when you enter the registration number and make of the vehicle.

Found your Tax Disc?

Duplicating your tax disc invalidates the original and it should be returned to the DVLA office that supplied the duplicate.

Tax Disc has been Stolen

If your tax disc has been stolen you should contact the police.

Last updated: Monday 25th July 2011

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