for a duplicate tax disc
your tax disc has been lost, stolen, destroyed
or damaged in some way, or if the colours
on it have faded or the figures on it cannot
be read, you must apply for a replacement
(duplicate) tax disc without delay.
you need to do
must apply for a replacement tax disc
by completing form V20 application for
a duplicate licence. You will need to
take or send this form with your V5
registration document or V5C registration
certificate to your nearest Driver and
Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local
office. Do not post your application
to DVLA, Swansea as this will delay
the issue of the replacement tax disc.
If you have the original disc, you must
enclose this with the application. You
should also notify the police if the
tax disc has been stolen.
much will it cost?
fee for a duplicate tax disc is £7 and
is normally not refundable once the
application is received at the DVLA
local office. Under certain exceptional
circumstances the fee is not payable,
you will need to check with the DVLA
local office about this.
you need to do if you do not have a registration
document or registration certificate
you have also lost your registration
document or certificate, you will need
to complete form V62 (application for
a registration certificatefee applicable).
you have recently purchased the vehicle
and you have the new keepers supplement
(V5/2 or V5C/2), you may use it in place
of form V62. However, a V5/2 or V5C/2
is only valid for two months after you
acquire a vehicle while you are waiting
to receive a new registration certificate.
you will receive the tax disc
DVLA records show you as the current keeper of the vehicle
and it is currently taxed, a replacement tax disc marked
Duplicate will be issued immediately. Otherwise, the DVLA
local office will hold the application until the vehicle
records have updated. However, if the DVLA local office
is satisfied that a current tax disc has been purchased
it may be possible to issue a temporary replacement tax
disc valid for up to eight weeks. Once DVLA records have
updated a full duplicate will be issued.
to do when you receive the replacement disc
will need to:
the tax disc on the vehicle
you find the original at a later date, you should
return it to the DVLA local office which issued
once a duplicate tax disc is issued, the original is no
you can obtain form V20 and V62
V20 and V62 are available for download from the vehicle
forms link or from any licence issuing Post Office® or
DVLA local office.