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
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
you have also lost your registration document or certificate, you
will need to complete form V62 (application for a registration certificatefee
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
When 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 the duplicate
once a duplicate tax disc is issued, the original is no longer valid.
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.