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Penalties for non SORN

 

There are serious penalties if your vehicle is off road and you do not declare it with a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).

Offence Penalty
Being the registered keeper of an untaxed vehicle A Late Licensing Penalty (LLP) letter is issued automatically.
LLP set at £80 reduced to £40 if paid within 28 days.
If the penalty is not paid, the case will be referred to a debt collection Agency.
Using or keeping an untaxed vehicle without a SORN. Out of Court Settlement (OCS) letter issued.
OCS set at £30 plus one and a half times the outstanding vehicle tax rate.
If settlement is not paid, as a criminal offence the case may be pursued via the Magistrates Court.
Penalty is the greater of £1,000 or five times the amount of tax chargeable.
Vehicle may be clamped.
Using or keeping an untaxed vehicle on a public road with a SORN in force. Out of Court Settlement (OCS) letter issued.
OCS set at £30 plus twice the outstanding vehicle tax.
If settlement is not paid, as a criminal offence the case may be pursued via the Magistrates Court.
Penalty is the greater of £2,500 or five times the amount of tax chargeable.
Vehicle may be clamped.

Last updated: Tuesday 31st July 2018

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