Vehicle Tax

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Buying or renewing your vehicle tax is simple at the Post Office.

Key benefits

  • Quick: it only takes a few minutes to complete
  • Convenient: a range of payment methods are available including cash and cheque

How it works

If you have a vehicle tax reminder (form V11 or V85/1 for HGV), bring it to your nearest vehicle licence-issuing Post Office branch along with:

  • A valid MOT/GVT/PSVC if required – your vehicle tax reminder will tell you if you need this. Your MOT must be valid on the date from which the vehicle tax starts or the date the vehicle tax is issued, whichever is the later
  • For disabled vehicle tax, you need to bring a valid Exemption Certificate
  • Reduced pollution certificate if required

Please note: Customers in Northern Ireland are required to produce a valid paper copy of the certificate of insurance or a cover note. Your insurance must be valid on the date from which the vehicle tax starts or the date the vehicle tax is issued, whichever is the later.

If you’re not renewing your vehicle tax because you’re not planning to use your vehicle on public roads, you’ll need to make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). We can help with this too.
 

For more information please read our FAQs

Paying for your vehicle tax

There are several ways you can pay:

  • Cheque payable to Post Office Limited
  • Debit card
  • Cash (but not by post)
  • Post Office Budget Card
  • Postal Order
  • Sterling travellers cheques
  • Credit Card

The rate of vehicle tax you pay depends on when your vehicle was first registered:

  • Vehicles registered before 1 March 2001 pay according to their engine size
  • Vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001 pay according to their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and type of fuel used

Use the tables below to find the amount you'll need to pay for a 12-month or 6-month vehicle tax disc.

The rates apply from 1 April 2014

Vehicles registered before 1 March 2001

Type of vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Private/Light Goods Vehicle (goods vehicles not over 3,500kg revenue weight)
Not over 1549cc £145.00 £79.75
Over 1549cc £230.00 £126.50
Motor Cycles
Not over 150cc £17.00 Not available
151cc up to 400cc £38.00 Not available
401cc up to 600cc £58.00 £31.90
Over 600cc £80.00 £44.00
Tricycles (including 3 wheeled cars not over 450kg)
Not over 150cc £17.00 Not available
All other tricycles £80.00 £44.00
Vehicles in Disabled Tax Class Nil Nil
Historic Tax Class Nil Nil

Vehicles registered on or after 1 March 2001

Type of vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Light Goods Vehicles    
All Vehicles £225.00 £123.75
Band A (up to 100g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car Nil Not available
Alternative Fuel Car Nil Not available
Band B (101 - 110g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £20.00 Not available
Alternative Fuel Car £10.00 Not available
Band C (111 - 120g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £30.00 Not available
Alternative Fuel Car £20.00 Not available
Band D (121 - 130g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £110.00 £60.50
Alternative Fuel Car £100.00 £55.00
Band E (131 - 140g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £130.00 £71.50
Alternative Fuel Car £120.00 £66.00
Band F (141-150g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £145.00 £79.75
Alternative Fuel Car £135.00 £74.25
Band G (151-165g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £180.00 £99.00
Alternative Fuel Car £170.00 £93.50
Band H (166-175g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £205.00 £112.75
Alternative Fuel Car £195.00 £107.25
Band I (176-185g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £225.00 £123.75
Alternative Fuel Car £215.00 £118.25
Band J (186-200 g/Km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £265.00 £145.75
Alternative Fuel Car £255.00 £140.25
Band K (201-225g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £285.00 £156.75
Alternative Fuel Car £275.00 £151.25
Band L (226-255g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £485.00 £266.75
Alternative Fuel Car £475.00

£261.25

Band M (Over 255g/km)*
Diesel Car/Petrol Car £500.00 £275.00
Alternative Fuel Car £490.00 £269.50

*These bands represent the CO2 emission levels for each band of vehicle

Vehicles registered between 1 March 2003 - 31 December 2006

Type of vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Light goods vehicles that meet the EURO 4 standard £140.00 £77.00

Vehicles registered between 1 January 2009 - 31 December 2010

Type of vehicle 12 Months 6 Months
Light goods vehicles that meet the EURO 5 standard £140.00 £77.00

Other vehicles

Rates of Vehicle Excise Duty for light goods vehicles meeting Euro 4 and Euro 5 emission standards, lorries and other vehicles are listed in leaflet V149 - just ask for a copy at any Motor Vehicle Licence issuing Post Office® branch.

 

If you don’t intend to renew your vehicle tax because you won't be using your vehicle or keeping it on public roads, you need to notify the DVLA. You will need a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) and we can help you sort this out.

If you have your current V11 vehicle tax reminder form, you can arrange SORN by:

  1. Ticking the SORN declaration box on your V11 form
  2. Bringing your completed form to a vehicle licence-issuing Post Office branch

If you do not have a vehicle tax reminder you can arrange to register SORN online or by telephone with your V5C by:

  • Using the Directgov online service
  • Calling 0300Local call rates apply. Call costs may vary depending on your service provider. Calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. 123 4321

Downloading the form V890 from the DVLA site or telephoning the DVLA Customer Enquiry Unit on 0300Local call rates apply. Call costs may vary depending on your service provider. Calls are recorded for training and monitoring purposes. 790 6802


DVLA Forms

The following forms are available in vehicle licence issuing branches.

Form

Description - For all MVL branches

V10

Vehicle licence application

V14

Application for refund of duty

V62

Application for a registration certificate

V85

HGV licence application

V112

Exemption for vehicle testing

V112G

Exemption for goods vehicle testing

In addition – All MVL Branches except Northern Ireland

D1

Driving Licence Application

V20

Application for duplicate licence (only available in branches that issue duplicate licences)

In addition – for Welsh branches only

D1W

Driving Licence Application

V10W

Vehicle licence application form

V14W

Application for refund of duty

V20W

Application for duplicate licence (only available in branches that issue duplicate licences)

V62W

Application for a registration certificate

V85W

HGV licence application

In Addition - For Northern Ireland branches only

DL1

Driving Licence Application form

V20NI

Vehicle licence application form

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