Get vehicle information from DVLA

Check online to find out what information the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holds about a vehicle.

You’ll need the vehicle’s make and registration number.

  • 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.

Before you start

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Information you can get

You can find out various things about the vehicle, including:

  • when its current vehicle tax expires
  • when its MOT expires
  • the date it was first registered
  • SORN status
  • colour
  • engine size
  • year of manufacture
  • CO2 emissions
  • current vehicle tax rate

Information about registered keepers

You must write to DVLA to request information about the current or previous registered keeper of a vehicle.

Other ways to apply

By phone

Contact DVLA to get the vehicle’s:

  • date of first registration
  • year of manufacture
  • engine size
  • CO2 emissions
  • colour
  • current vehicle tax rate
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