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Vehicle and Excise Duty: Taxing a Vehicle

 

How do I tax my vehicle with or without a reminder?

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Taxing your Vehicle with a Reminder
Taxing your Vehicle without a Reminder


Taxing your Vehicle with a Reminder

Registered keepers of eligible vehicles receive a reminder in the post from the DVLA about three weeks before their current tax is about to run out. This form has two purposes, and as such is called the V11 'Vehicle Licence Application or SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification)'.

The V11 can be used to either renew the vehicle's tax or declare that it will be off road (see Statutory Off Road Notification).

With the V11, tax can be renewed online, by phone or at a post office that deals with vehicle tax. To find a post office that deals with vehicle tax in your location visit the Post Office Branch finder. If you input your postcode and select Vehicle Tax on the drop down "Refine branch services" you will be directed to an appropriate post office in your area.

Before you can tax a vehicle it must have:

  • An up-do-date MOT
  • A minimum of third party insurance

How do I tax my vehicle online?

You can pay by debit or credit card and you can set up a direct debit (you will need your bank/building society details). Visit DVLA Tax your vehicle online.


How do I tax my vehicle by phone?

Telephone 0300 123 4321. This is a 24 hour service and the charge is the rate for not-for-profit organisations, charities and public bodies. You can pay by debit or credit card but you cannot set up a direct debit by phone.


How do I tax my vehicle at the post office?

You will need to take your V11 form. You can pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card and you can set up a direct debit (you will need your bank/building society details).


Taxing your Vehicle without a Reminder

For various reasons, you may not be in possession of a V11 Reminder. You can can still renew your vehicle tax. You will need one of the following documents:

  • V5C (Registration Certificate - aka log book) which has an 11 digit reference number
  • V5C/2 (New Keeper's details slip) which has a 12 digit reference number

If you do not have any of these documents you will need to use a V62 (Application for a Vehicle Registration form) visit this link to download the form from the DVLA, complete it and send it to the DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DD with the relevant fee.

Before you can tax a vehicle it must have:

  • An up-do-date MOT
  • A minimum of third party insurance

How do I tax my vehicle online?

You can pay by debit or credit card and you can set up a direct debit (you will need your bank/building society details). Simply visit the DVLA website.


How do I tax my vehicle by phone?

Telephone 0300 123 4321. This is a 24 hour service and the charge is the rate for not-for-profit organisations, charities and public bodies. You can pay by debit or credit card but you cannot set up a direct debit by phone.


How do I tax my vehicle at the post office?

You will need to take the forms listed above. You can pay by cash, cheque or credit/debit card and you can set up a direct debit (you will need your bank/building society details).

You can find out if you are exempt from paying vehicle tax and make an application here.

Last updated: Wednesday 1st August 2018

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