DVLA Contact Number
Contact Number for DVLA Customer Service
Use 0870 174 7001 to contact DVLA customer service and talk to a member of DVLA team for any issues related to your driving licence, vehicle registration or any general queries relating to the DVLA.
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Some Useful DVLA Contact Numbers
|Department Name||Contact Number|
|DVLA Customer Service||0870 174 7001|
|DVLA Helpline Number||0300 790 6802|
|DVLA Driver Licensing||0300 790 6801|
|DVLA Vehicle Registration||0300 790 6802|
|Driving and Medical Condition||0300 790 6806|
|Driver Check Service||0906 139 3837|
|Change of Address||0870 174 7001|
|Welsh Language Enquiries||0300 790 6819|
Call DVLA Contact Number 0870 174 7001 to Discuss the Following:
- Driving License Queries.
- Car Tax disc queries.
- Reporting a lost license.
- Updating records after selling or buying a vehicle.
- Buying or selling Private registration plates.
- Reporting untaxed vehicles.
- Bereavements, changes in your medical condition and penalty points.
- License checks of someone hiring a vehicle.
What Does The DVLA Do?
The DVLA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport. Do you need to renew your tax disc, send for a first or updated driving licence or make a statutory off road notification? If so then you will need to contact the DVLA on 0870 174 7001.
DVLA can also be contacted by mail at their below Headquarter:
The DVLA operates a fully automated 24 hour telephone service. This allows drivers to make sure they keep their information fully up to date, enables you to buy a tax disc when needed, obtain a new driving licence or report a vehicle not road worthy or taxed at any time.
- The agency is also responsible for:
- Issuing licenses to new drivers
- New drivers applying for provisional licenses
- Issuing blue badges for disabled drivers
- Helping the Police and Intelligence services as best as possible
- Updating records on damaged or stolen vehicles
What is the DVLA?
The DVLA (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency) is a British Government agency. Created in 1990 by the Department of Transport, the agency was founded to replace the aging DVLC (Driver & Vehicle Licensing Centre). The agency currently holds over 44 million valid driver’s licenses and 36 million licensed vehicles. If you want to learn more then click here.
Apart from already listed reasons to contact DVLA, there several other conditions in which contacting DVLA customer service at 0870 174 7001 can save valuable time and money. These conditions include:
Telling DVLA about a Medical Condition or Disability:
It is very important for you to update DVLA if you have a valid driving license; and you have developed a ‘notifiable’ medical condition or disability or if your condition or disability has got worse after getting the license. Notifiable conditions are defined as anything that may result in an individual’s ability to drive safely and with utmost precaution. Such conditions mostly include Epilepsy, Strokes and other major neurological and mental health conditions and physical disabilities. At times, visual impairments are also included in such conditions.
You must check well in advance if you actually need to tell DVLA about your condition. There are different types of forms for each of the medical conditions and disabilities available on their official website, or you can get directly in touch with a customer service agent of DVLA at 0870 174 7001. Just in case you fail to inform DVLA in a given time period, you may be fined up to £1,000 or prosecuted in case of an accident.
You may even have to surrender your license to DVLA if the doctor advises you to stop driving immediately because of your medical conditions. Surrendering the license voluntarily may help you get the same back soon without many formalities.
Applying for V5C Vehicle Registration Certificate:
You may apply over the phone by dialing 0870 174 7001 or send form V62 in order to get a valid replacement V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book). You are eligible for a replacement if your original V5C certificate has been stolen, lost, damaged, destroyed or haven’t ever received the certificate for the new vehicle. In case you happen to purchase a vehicle without a V5C certificate, you will not be able to tax it legally and even drive it on public roads.
Applying for V5C vehicle registration certificate over the phone is quite easy and it can be done if you were ever shown as the registered keeper on the original registration certificate. The process charges a nominal fess of £25 that you may pay by debit or credit card.
Please note that you will not be able to apply by phone if your name, address or vehicle details do not match with the originals or have been changed.
Replacement certificate may take up to 5 days to get delivered if applied over phone. However, while applying through post, you need to complete form V62 ‘Application for a vehicle registration certificate’ and mail it to DVLA with the same fee of £25 that has to be made by cheque.
Understanding about DVLA Vehicle tax and SORN
It is very important to tax your vehicle be it car, motorcycle or any other vehicle using the reminder letter (V11). Those who do not have a valid reminder letter may use a V5C registration certificate (log book) that is in their name, a new keeper supplement (V5C/2) or the ‘last chance’ warning letter.
In case you do not keep or use your vehicle on a public road, you may even make a SORN (Statutory off Road Notification) in place of taxing it. One may even SORN the vehicle if the vehicle isn’t insured, you want to break a vehicle down for parts before selling it or you wish to buy a vehicle and want to keep it off the road. If you face any difficulty in taxing your vehicle you can always give DVLA a call at 0870 174 7001 to understand more about SORN or DVLA vehicle tax
Book a Driving Test or Upgrading the License:
You may book your driving test for cars, motorcycles, lorries, buses and coaches, and taxis. The service is currently available from 6am to 11:40pm. To apply for the same, you need some valid documents that include UK driving license number, credit or debit card, driving instructor’s personal reference number. You may even book a test to upgrade your current license for which you need to call the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The agency is open Monday to Friday, 8am to midday.
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Or give DVLA a call at 0870 174 7001 and ask for a direct number to DVSA
Registering a Vehicle with DVLA
After purchasing a vehicle, it is very important to get it registered as soon as possible. The process is very simple as you just have to fill in a form and send it to DVLA for verification. However, the form you have to send depends on various circumstances. Before anything, do make sure that the vehicle exists and you solely own it. Also, update the required records because of the changes that have been made to the vehicle. You need to pay a fee of £55 if the registering and taxing of the vehicle is being done for the first time by DVLA.
If you have already registered your vehicle with DVLA and want to update the information you can directly contact DVLA at 0870 174 7001 number and a trained customer agent will help you.