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.
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.
Whether you are posting the V20 or taking it to a local DVLA office, you will need:
Or you can find out how to download the V20 in our Vehicle Tax DVLA Forms section.
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.
A non-refundable fee of £7 is charged by DVLA for a duplicate tax disc. There are some exceptions:
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.
Duplicating your tax disc invalidates the original and it should be returned to the DVLA office that supplied the duplicate.
If your tax disc has been stolen you should contact the police.
Last updated: Monday 25th July 2011
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