Tell us you’re taking your vehicle off the road (SORN)

To apply online you'll need one of the following:

  • the 11 digit reference number on your log book (V5C)
  • the 16 digit reference number on your vehicle tax renewal letter (V11)
  • the 12 digit reference number on your New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) if you've just bought the vehicle
  • the 16 digit reference number on your last chance letter
  • the 11 digit reference number on your warning letter

You must only use vehicle registration documents with your name on.

Other ways to apply

By phone

Telephone: 0300 123 4321
Textphone: 0300 790 6201
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At the Post Office

Go to your local Post Office that deals with vehicle tax. You'll need to take:

  • completed V11 reminder, V5C or new keeper supplement (V5C/2)

In Northern Ireland you'll also need an insurance certificate or cover note.