Do you need to renew your tax disc? Send for a first or updated driving licence? or make a statutory off road notification? ( SORN ) Then you will need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency or the DVLA for short.
There are three helpline number is as follows: 0844 385 1241
The DVLA now has a fully automated 24 hour telephone service available every day. This allows drivers to make sure they keep their information up to date, enable them to buy a new tax disc when needed, a new driving licence or report a vehicle not road worthy at any convenient time.
The DVLA maintains the uk national record of all licensed drivers and vehicle registration numbers and details. Anyone wishing to obtain and run a vehicle must register themselves and the vehicle with the DVLA and agree to pay road tax for it. It works closely with police forces and similar governmental and official authorities to ensure the safety of the uk’s roads and road users, to try to keep vehicle crime down and also find ways to keep environmental damage to a minimum.
If you have any queries or require any help with regards to your Licence or your Vehicle then call the appropriate DVLA helpline number 0844 385 1241
The DVLA is the place to renew tax discs, set up road tax payments, send for a driving licence, they also register and provide tachograph cards for lorries. You will also have to notify them if you decide to sell your car.
You must make sure you do this correctly, or you may still be responsible for the vehicle. You will need a V5C Registration certificate to do this. To discuss this call the DVLA Helpline for Vehicle Enquiries on 0844 385 1241
You will need to tell them your vehicle registration number, the make and model, the date on which you sold it, and the name and address of the new owner.
All Vehicles must display a valid Road Tax disc. In case you didn’t know, from the 17th July 2013, it was decided to lengthen the time for which your new tax disc may be displayed, before this, it was only for five days, but now it has been set to fourteen days. This is providing you apply for it before the old one runs out. So make sure you keep a check on the date of your tax disc, if it needs renewing call one of the advisors at the DVLA Vehicle Enquiries Helpline on 0844 385 1241
The DVLA also sells and registers personalised number plates. Maybe you would like to have your initials, or name on your family car or business van? Call to find out about and secure your ideal combination of personalised plates. Prices start from only £250, and series 63 Reg start from £399 plus an £80 fee, you will receive a certificate of entitlement- A V750, get your new plates printed and away you go! For help with this call the DVLA Vehicle Enquiries Helpline on 0844 385 1241
Learning to drive is an exciting and rewarding experience, before you start though you will need to have a provisional driving licence, either for a car or bike. A bike licence enables you to ride a motorcycle up to 125cc with ‘L’ plates on while you are undergoing training, or if it’s for a car or other vehicle you can only drive if a person holding a full driving licence is also with you until you have finished your training and passed both the theory test and driving test.
A first provisional licence costs £50. Do make sure you call the DVLA direct and not an unaffiliated company which may charge you more to get one. For all enquiries call the DVLA Helpline for Driver Enquiries on 0844 385 1241
When you pass your driving test you will be able to get a full driving licence and are free to drive on your own, these also cost £50. To discuss how you obtain your Full driving licence call the DVLA Driver Enquiries Helpline on 0844 385 1241
Please note that Full driving licence photocards must be renewed every ten years in order to show a recent photo, this costs £20, you will receive a reminder to do this before your current one expires.
When you reach the age of 70 you must also totally renew your licence, at some point you may also need to renew it for other reasons, to change from an old paper licence to the new photocard licences, to change your address details or to send off an updated photograph, It is free if you want to just change your name and address details. If any of these apply you need to call the DVLA Custyomer Services Helpline for Driver Enquiries on on 0844 385 1241
and one of the advisors will be able to help you.
The DVLA also sells and registers personalised number plates. Maybe you would like to have your initials, or name on your family car or business van? Call to find out about and secure your ideal combination of personalised plates. Prices start from only £250, and series 63 Reg start from £399 plus an £80 fee, you will receive a certificate of entitlement- A V750, get your new plates printed and away you go!
Even if you own a vehicle that you are not currently using or is not road worthy, you must still register it, and you need to apply for a SORN certificate. That is a Statutory Off Road Notification declaration. You may also be entitled to a refund of road tax at the same time, this cannot be backdated so make sure you apply as soon as you stop using your car. When you call be sure to have to hand your Reference number as it is shown on the registered certificate or V11 reminder form. Then call the DVLA Helpline for SORN Enquiries on 0844 385 1241
and ask to speak to one the advisors.