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Requesting Information from DVLA Records

Use the DVLA online vehicle enquiry service to find out information about a vehicle. The vehicle enquiry service can be done online, on the phone, or by post. The one to choose depends on what you need to know. No personal details are given out.

Online Vehicle Enquiry

Use the online vehicle enquiry service to find out a vehicle's:

  • Tax information such as cost
  • When tax is due for renewal
  • CO2 emissions

Telephone Enquiry

There are two phones services:

Driver and Vehicle general lines are open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 7.00pm and Saturday 8.00am to 2.00pm.

Electronic and Driver licensing online is open Monday to Friday 8.00am to 8.30pm and Saturday 8.00am to 5.30pm.

Vehicle Check Service

Call DVLA's Vehicle Check Service on 0906 185 8585 (premium rate charged at 49p per minute). You can find out:

  • Date of first registration
  • Year of manufacture
  • Engine capacity (cc)
  • CO2 emissions
  • Colour

Vehicle Tax Due Date

Calling the number will give you the expiry date of the current tax disc or SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification).

Call 0906 765 7585 (premium rate charged at 49p per minute).

Enquiries by Post

With a V888 form you can apply to get another vehicle's keeper details (the fee is £2.50), or you can apply to get previous keeper details for your vehicle (at a cost of £5.00). Complete a Request for information V888 form.

Bear in mind that you can only get the name and address of the registered keeper of another vehicle if you can demonstrate 'reasonable cause' for needing it. DVLA will consider the case you put forward for needing the information before they release it.

Send the fee with your V888 form:
Vehicles Fee Paying Enquiry Section
SA99 1AJ

Last updated: Friday 22nd July 2011

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