Car Tax

Car tax: what to do when it's time to renew…

You are responsible for renewing your car's tax, so make sure you know when it's due. Unless you've changed address without alerting the DVLA (see below) you'll usually be sent a V11 reminder of renewal notice a few weeks ahead of your car tax being due.
Even if you won't be using the vehicle, you still need to declare it 'off road' by getting a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
There are usually three ways you can renew your tax or get a SORN:

At a Post Office

You'll need:
  • The V11 renewal reminder form
  • Your insurance certificate
  • A valid MOT certificate - if your vehicle is over 3 years old
  • Payment for your car tax (either by debit card, cash or cheque). There is no charge for making a SORN

By phone on 0300 123 4321

The process is quick and easy and should take no more than 10 minutes.
You'll need:
  • The 16 digit number on your V11 renewal reminder letter
  • Your credit or debit card details. There is a surcharge for paying by credit card
An automated check of your insurance and MOT details will be made. If there's a problem you'll be advised to use your Post Office.

Online at www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk/

The process is quick and easy should take no more than 10 minutes.
You'll need:
  • The 16 digit number on your DVLA reminder letter
Or:
  • Your vehicle's registration
  • The 11 digit number on your vehicle's V5c Registration Log book
An automated check of your insurance and MOT details will be made. If there's a problem you'll be advised to use your Post Office.
Always keep your address up to date. If you haven't informed the DVLA of your new address you'll only be able to apply for your tax disc at the Post Office.
And don't forget, you tax disc is a legal document. You must display it in the windscreen of your car at all times




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