Calls cost £1.53 per minute plus network extras. Call time after the first minute is charged on a per second basis.
Calls from mobiles and other networks may cost more. Advice provided is available free of charge from DVLA.
Information You Can Use, When You Need It
This website provides helpful and convenient information regarding United Kingdom driving licence, vehicles, MOT, SORN and tax disc including advice on the following:
We offer a call connection service, which means you are dialling one of our 09 phone numbers that will appear on your bill, and not the number of the government organisation. This number connects you through to the government department you wish to speak to.
If you find yourself in a queue or disconnected for any reason please call back on the number announced on your call. Alternatively, the contact number can be found on the required organisations website. We are not associated, nor affiliated with any government organisation, but act simply as a cost effective information assistance service.
If you need to apply for, renew or replace a licence, or have any other vehicle enquiry, you may also contact Drivers' Customer Services, Correspondence Team, DVLA, SA6 7JL or the Vehicle Customer Services, DVLA, SA99 1AR. You also may be able to use the vehicle and licensing services at a Post Office®.
If you are buying a vehicle privately and it is later identified as having been stolen you may have no right to its ownership. You could lose both the vehicle and the money you paid for it. If you purchase a new pre-registered vehicle the dealer must return the Registration Certificate (V5C) immediately so that the vehicle can be registered in your name.
You can easily check information about the vehicle through online and telephone services offered by DVLA and private vehicle check companies.
Use this service to check certain information that DVLA holds on its database about a vehicle including:
Click here to make an online vehicle check
The DVLA offers two premium rate telephone services that give vehicle information. Yes, premium rate is a nice way to say they charge you for the call. Calls are charged at 49 pence per minute and lines operate Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 8:30 pm, and Saturday between 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.
The vehicle check service gives details of date of registration; year of manufacture; engine capacity (cc); CO2 emissions and confirmation of colour.
Telephone number 0906 185 8585
The date of liability (vehicle tax due date) line gives the expiry date of the current tax disc.
Telephone number 0906 765 7585
Vehicle records are constantly updated. And it's possible that an outstanding, vehicle tax application may be waiting processing and hasn't yet updated the vehicle record. The information given by this service will, in most instances, be correct but shouldn't be taken as confirmation that there's a current vehicle tax in force.
Calls cost £1.53 per minute plus network extras. Call time after the first minute
is charged on a per second basis.
Calls from mobiles and other networks may cost more. Advice provided is available
free of charge from DVLA.