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How do I register my new vehicle with the DVLA?

If you bought a new vehicle from a dealer, they will usually arrange for the vehicle to be registered in your name.

Registration Certificate V5C (log book)

The seller will complete section 6 'New keeper or New name/New address details' of the V5C. Both parties should sign the declaration in section 8. The seller takes responsibility for ensuring DVLA receive the document. You, as the buyer, will receive the V5C/2 section correctly completed by the seller. The buyer keeps the V5C/2 section until a new V5C is received from DVLA.

Used Vehicles with no V5C

In cases where the seller of the vehicle doesn't have a V5C you will need to use a V62 (Application for a Vehicle Registration form) visit this link to download the form, complete it and send it to the DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DD with the appropriate fee.

Please bear in mind that buying a vehicle with no V5C is extremely risky!

Last updated: Thursday 30th May 2019

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