You can tax your car online, over the telephone or at a Post Office.
You will need one of the following documents to tax your vehicle:
Enter your vehicle registration to check when your vehicle tax is due. A free online car tax check also includes other information such as make, model, colour & more.
Enter your registration to check the annual vehicle tax price. Vehicle tax prices are indicative and you should always check with the DVLA to confirm the vehicle tax rates before purchasing a vehicle.
It can sometimes take up to 5 days for the tax expiry date to be updated after you tax a vehicle.
You can report an untaxed vehicle to the DVLA. You should check if the vehicle is taxed using the free online car tax check service first. You will need the registration number, make, model, colour and location of a vehicle to report it to the DVLA.
Vehicles manufactured before 1 January 1979 are exempt from vehicle tax. Additional exemptions apply to some electric and disabled passenger vehicles. A full list of vehicles exempt from vehicle tax is available from the DVLA.
Our vehicle tax check service allows you to check the current tax expiry date and renewal cost for 6 or 12 months.
The free report also includes other important information for your vehicle:
You will need only the vehicle registration to complete a check.
Use the `Vehicle Check` app to monitor tax renewal dates for multiple vehicles.
Receive push notifications when it's nearly time to renew and tax your vehicle without leaving the app.Get the App
You can tax a vehicle online using the DVLA service.
You'll need one of the following reference numbers to renew the tax for a vehicle online:
If you're unsure when your vehicle tax expires, use the online car tax check service above to check the details held by the DVLA
You can register for email reminders to avoid missing your renewal date.
Search for a vehicle and enter your email address under the `Need a Reminder?` section to register for free reminder emails.Tax Your Vehicle
To keep your vehicle on the road in the UK, it needs to be be taxed.
You could be fined up to £1,000 if you're caught driving an untaxed vehicle.
If your vehicle is off the road, you will need to register a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) with the DVLA to avoid paying vehicle tax.
After you make a SORN, you won't need to pay road tax for the duration of the notification. You won't be able to use your vehicle on the road during this time.
You will need one of the following reference numbers to make a SORN online:
You'll get a refund for any tax still on your vehicle, but only for full months. Refunds for partial months are not given.Make a SORN