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Tax your vehicle

Need to tax a car or motorbike or truck? We’ve got payment options to suit every driver.

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How to tax your vehicle

Whether you have a car, a motorbike or even a truck, we make it easy for you to pay your vehicle tax. There are plenty of payment options available to suit you too. Just pop into your nearest participating Post Office.


1. Vehicle documents
You’ll need one of the following:

  • Your V5C logbook or your V5C/2 if you’ve just bought the vehicle
  • Your V11
  • Your V85/1 (if it’s an HGV)

If you don’t have any of these, you need to apply for a new V5C. Fill out a V62 form, which you can pick up at your Post Office. The cost is £25.

Use our Branch Finder tool to find your nearest participating Post Office.

 

2. Other documents
Along with your vehicle document, you’ll need to bring the following:

  • A valid MOT certificate (valid from the date your vehicle tax starts or the date your vehicle tax is issued, whichever is later)
  • A valid Exemption Certificate (if you claim disabled vehicle tax)
  • A valid Reduced Pollution Certificate (if your vehicle has been modified for reduced pollution)
  • A valid GVT or PSVC (if you need either of these, it will be mentioned on your vehicle tax reminder)

If you live in Northern Ireland, you’ll also need valid paper copy of either your current
certificate of insurance or a cover note. Your insurance needs to be valid from the date your
vehicle tax starts or the date your vehicle tax is issued – whichever is later.

 

3. Payment

There are plenty of ways to pay:

  • Direct Debit
  • Cheque
  • Debit/credit card
  • Cash
  • Postal Order

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Going off-road?

If you’re planning to take your vehicle off the road, for example if you’re keeping your vehicle in a garage, on a drive or on private land, you need to make a Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN).

It’s easy – simply tick the SORN declaration box on your V11 tax reminder form and bring it into your nearest participating Post Office.

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Prices

For cars registered on or after 01/04/2018

  Petrol Car/Diesel Car (tax class 48 and 49) Diesel Car (tax class 49) Alternative Fuel Car (tax class 59)

CO2 emission

12 months

12 months

12 months

0

Nil

Nil

Nil

1-50

£10

£25

£0

51-75

£25

£110

£15

76-90

£110

£130

£100

91-100

£130

£150

£120

101-110

£150

£170

£140

111-130

£170

£210

£160

131-150

£210

£530

£200

151-170

£530

£855

£520

171-190

£855

£1,280

£845

191-225

£1,280

£1,815

£1,270

226-255

£1,815

£2,135

£1,805

Over 255

£2,135

£2,135

£2,125

For cars registered on or after 01/04/2017 – Standard Rate (£)

Tax Class 12 Months 6 Months

Petrol/Diesel Car

£145

£79.75

Alternative Fuel Car

£135

£74.25

Electric Car

Nil

Nil

For vehicles registered between 1st March 2001 and 31st March 2017

Type of vehicle 12 Months 6 Months

Light Goods Vehicles
(registered on or after 1st March 2001)

£260

£143

Band A (up to 100g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

Nil

Not available

Alternative Fuel Car

Nil

Not available

Band B (101-110g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£20

Not available

Alternative Fuel Car

£10

Not available

Band C (111-120g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£30

Not available

Alternative Fuel Car

£20

Not available

Band D (121-130g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£125

£68.75

Alternative Fuel Car

£115

£63.25

Band E (131-140g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£145

£79.75

Alternative Fuel Car

£135

£74.25

Band F (141-150g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£160

£88

Alternative Fuel Car

£150

£82.50

Band G (151-165g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£200

£110

Alternative Fuel Car

£190

£104.50

Band H (166-175g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£235

£129.25

Alternative Fuel Car

£225

£123.75

Band I (176-185g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£260

£143

Alternative Fuel Car

£250

£137.50

Band J (186-200g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£300

£165

Alternative Fuel Car

£290

£159.50

Band K (201-225g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£325

£178.75

Alternative Fuel Car

£315

£173.25

Band L (226-255g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£555

£305.25

Alternative Fuel Car

£545

£299.75

Band M (Over 255g/km)*

 

 

Diesel/Petrol Car

£570

£313.50

Alternative Fuel Car

£560

£308

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FAQs

Which documents do I need to renew my tax?

  • A reminder from the DVLA (known as a V11) or your Registration Certificate (known as a V5C).
    • If you have lost your V5C Registration Certificate, you can also tax your vehicle using a (V62) form.
  • If you are taxing a vehicle registered to a Northern Ireland address, you will need to show a valid vehicle insurance certificate or cover note.
  • You’ll also need an up to date MOT. This must be valid on the date your tax first starts.
  • If you are taxing a goods vehicle or a public vehicle, you may require a valid GVT or PSVC.

Bring all your paperwork together to your local Post Office – find out which ones offer our vehicle tax service with our Branch Finder.

How do I tax my new car?

The seller should have given you a V5C/2 – sometimes called a New Keeper Supplement – when you bought the vehicle.

You can tax your new car online  or at the Post Office using the 12-digit reference number from the V5C/2 New Keeper Supplement.

Do I still need a tax disc for my car?

No – tax discs were phased out in October 2014.

I don’t have my DVLA reminder or my registration document. Can I still renew my vehicle tax at the Post Office?

Yes! If you’re missing your DVLA reminder (called a V11) or your Registration Certificate (known as the V5C) you can still renew your vehicle tax at the Post Office.

At the same time, you can apply for a new Registration Certificate using a (V62) application form A (V62) is available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. It costs £25.00.

Find a local branch that can help you with your vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

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

Yes - just fill in a V85/1 form if you have one or a V85 one, if not.

Find a local branch that can help you with your vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

You’ll also need your Registration Certificate (your V5C). If you don’t have one, you can apply for a replacement – though this costs an extra £25.

I’ve changed my vehicle’s tax class. Can I still pay tax at the Post Office?

Yes- though you'll need your DVLA reminder (V11) or your Registration Certificate (V5C) plus a valid MOT, a (V62) is also available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax.

Find a local branch that can sort out vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

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

Yes - though you'll still need your DVLA reminder (V11) or your Registration Certificate (V5C) plus a valid MOT, a (V62) is also available at any Post Office that deals with vehicle tax.

Find a local branch that can sort out vehicle tax with our Branch Finder.

If you want to keep your vehicle off the road, you’ll need to make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) instead of renewing the vehicle tax.

This applies if you’re going to keep your vehicle in a garage, on a drive, or on private land. Don’t worry – we can help with this too. Just bring in your V11 form to any of our vehicle licensing Post Office branches.

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