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You should make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) if your vehicle is not being taxed and you're keeping it off the road. As with tax, a vehicle can be declared SORN online, by phone.
Registered keepers can declare their vehicle is off the road via DVLA's online service, or by their telephone service. DVLA sends a confirmation letter within four weeks. You should contact DVLA if you do not receive it.
Note the reference number from your V5C registration certificate, V11 or V85/1 reminder and use DVLA's online SORN service.
Note the reference number from your V5C registration certificate, V11 or V85/1 reminder and call DVLA on 0300 123 4321.
For new keepers who received a V5C in the current month, complete form V890 Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). Send the form to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AR.
You will need to apply for a registration certificate. Use the current V5C's section six and fill out a V890. Send both to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AR.
The day you buy the vehicle marks the end of the SORN period with the previous keeper. Make a new SORN if you intend to keep the vehicle off the road.
Vehicles can be re-taxed using a V5C online or by phone.
Expect a letter from DVLA within four weeks of declaring SORN. Contact DVLA if you have not heard from them after this time - call them on 0300 790 6802.
Last updated: Thursday 30th May 2019
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