to request information from DVLA records
for information from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
records can be made online, by telephone, by letter or by using
form V888 which is available for download. The way in which you
make your request will depend on the information you are looking
can use the on line vehicle details enquiry service to check certain
information that DVLA holds on its database about a vehicle, including
year of manufacture, date of first registration, engine capacity,
colour, expiry date of the current tax disc/SORN declaration and
vehicle excise duty rate.
DVLA operates two premium rate telephone services which give vehicle
information. 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 8.00am to 5.30pm.
vehicle check service - telephone number 0906 185 8585
details of date of registration, year of manufacture, engine capacity
(cc), CO2 emissions and confirmation of colour.
date of liability (vehicle tax due date) line - telephone number
0906 765 7585
information on the expiry date of the current tax disc. Although
the vehicle record is constantly updated, it is possible that an
outstanding vehicle tax application may be waiting processing and
has not yet updated the vehicle record. The information given via
this service will, in most instances, be correct but should not
be taken as confirmation that there is a current vehicle tax in
is an offence to unlawfully obtain personal data which is contrary
to Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. Unlimited fines in
the Crown Court (or to a maximum of £5,000 in the Magistrates Court)
exist as penalties in respect of these offences.
of information about yourself
Data Protection Act gives you the right to obtain information held
about you from DVLA records. Requests for information should be
made in writing, together with a £5 fee to the following addresses:
from vehicle records
Record Enquiries, Vehicle Customer Services, (Data Protection Queries),
DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AJ quoting your full name, address and the registration
number of your vehicle.
from driver licence records
(Data Subject Enquiries), D4, DVLA, Swansea SA6 7JL quoting your
address, driver number or full name and date of birth and reason
for vehicle keeper information by letter
you are the current keeper you can get information about any earlier
keepers on application. You should write to Vehicle Record Enquiries,
Vehicle Customer Services, DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AJ quoting the registration
number of the vehicle and giving the reasons for your request. A
fee of £5 is payable.
of another vehicles keeper details
can obtain the name and address of the registered keeper of a vehicle
if you can show reasonable cause for needing the information.
of the public will need to complete form V888
can complete form VQ3 or apply in writing giving full details
of the reason for the enquiry and the vehicle registration mark
forms are available from DVLA. Form V888 can be downloaded on our
vehicle forms link below.
fee for information at a specific date of event is £2.50 per vehicle.
If further information is required, for instance, a copy of a document
or additional keeper information, a fee of £5 is required per vehicle.
your application to Vehicle Record Enquiries, Vehicle Customer Services,
DVLA, Swansea SA99 1AJ.