Vehicle Tax

Tax disc in car window

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

Key benefits

  • Quick: it only takes a few minutes to complete
  • Instant: you can walk out of the branch with your tax disc in your hand

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 tax disc starts or the date the tax disc 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 tax disc starts or the date the tax disc 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 tax disc

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 tax disc 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 tax disc 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 (except NI)

D1 Driving Licence Application
V10 Vehicle licence application
V14 Application for refund of duty
V20 Application for duplicate licence
V62 Application for a registration certificate
V85 HGV licence application
V112 Exemption for vehicle testing
V112G Exemption for goods vehicle testing
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
V62W Application for a registration certificate
V85W HGV licence application
For Northern Ireland branches only
DL1 Driving Licence Application form
V10NI Vehicle licence application form
V14NI Application for refund of duty
V34NI Duplicate Vehicle Registration Certificate V5C (NI)
V90NI Refund application form
 

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