Vehicle Tax FAQs

Tax disc in car window

My vehicle needs taxing but I don’t have a reminder from DVLA or the registration document. Can I still get my tax disc at the Post Office?

Yes. You will need to complete an application for a vehicle registration certificate (V62) which is available at vehicle tax issuing Post Office branches. You will need to bring the completed form along with your MOT/GVT/PSVC if required, which needs to be valid for the date the tax disc is to commence. Payment can be made by cash, credit, debit card or cheque.

Please note: There is a £25 charge for a duplicate vehicle registration certificate when applying without a reminder or vehicle registration document (V5C or V5C- Part 2) on top of the cost of your tax disc.

Can I tax my Heavy Goods Vehicle at the Post Office?

If you have received a reminder letter from DVLA (V11 or V85/1) you can now tax your vehicle at a vehicle tax issuing Post Office branch. You will need to bring along the V85/1 along with your GVT if required which needs to be valid for the date the tax disc is to come into force.  If you do not have a V85/1 you can still tax your vehicle by using your V5C or your V5C-2 or by completing a V62.

Please note: There is a £25 charge for a duplicate vehicle registration certificate when applying without a reminder or vehicle registration document (V5C or V5C-Part 2) on top of the cost of your tax disc.

My vehicle has been modified for reduced pollution. Can I still tax it at the Post Office?

Providing you have your reminder document (V11/RPC) from DVLA or vehicle registration document (V5C) you can still purchase your vehicle tax at a vehicle tax issuing Post Office branch. You will need to bring the Reduced Pollution Certificate with you along with your GVT/MOT if required which needs to be valid for the date the tax disc is to come into force. 

I have changed my vehicle’s taxation class. Can I still get my tax disc at the Post Office?

Vehicle tax issuing Post Office branches are able to notify DVLA of changes to taxation class and reissue the tax disc. You will need to bring in your vehicle registration document (V5C or V5C – Part 2 if just purchased the vehicle) and the relevant evidence supporting the taxation change. You also need to bring in your MOT/GVT/PSVC if required, which need to be valid for the date the tax disc is to commence.

I have lost/had stolen/need to replace my tax disc. How do I get a duplicate one?

You can obtain a duplicate tax disc from selected vehicle tax issuing Post Office branches.You will need to complete an application for a duplicate disc (V20) which is available at these selected Post Office branches. You will also need to bring your vehicle registration document V5C. There may be a £7.00 fee for a duplicate disc.

My vehicle has been off the road. Can I still tax it at the Post Office?

Yes you will need to bring in your vehicle registration document (V5C) and your insurance documentation and MOT/GVT/PSVC if required both of which need to be valid for the date the tax disc is to commence.

If you don’t have the vehicle registration document you can still purchase your tax at the post office by completing an application for a registration certificate (V62) which is available at MVL issuing Post Office branches. You will need to bring the completed form along with MOT/GVT/PSVC if required, which need to be valid for the date the tax disc is to commence. Payment can be made by Cash, credit, debit card or cheque.

Please note: There is a £25 charge for obtaining a tax disc when you do not have either the reminder or registration document (V5C or V5C- Part 2) on top of the cost of your tax disc.