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Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) logo

What we do

We maintain registers of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. This information helps us improve road safety, reduce vehicle related crime, support environmental initiatives and limit vehicle tax evasion.

Responsibilities

- Maintaining records of licensed drivers and registered vehicles
- Issuing licences to drivers and the maintenance of the vehicle driving entitlements
- Maintaining records of driver endorsements, disqualifications and medical conditions
- Issuing registration certificates to vehicle keepers
- Collecting and enforcing vehicle excise duty (also known as road tax and the road fund licence)
- Helping the police and intelligence authorities deal with vehicle-related crime
- Registering and issuing tachographic cards
- Issuing vehicle registration marks
- Selling attractive vehicle registration marks (also known as personalised registrations)
- Selling anonymised data
- Limiting vehicle tax evasion to no more than 1%

Vehicle Registration and Tax enquiries:
Telephone: 0300 790 6802
Fax: 0300 123 0798
Textphone: 18001 0300 123 1279
Lines open: Monday to Friday, 8:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, 8:00am to 2:00pm

Drivers Department:

Telephone: 0300 790 6801
Lines open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-7.00pm
Saturday 8.00am-2.00pm

Drivers Medical Group:

Telephone: 0300 790 6806
Lines open: Monday-Friday 8.00am-5.30pm
Saturday 8.00am-1.00pm

Click here for the online email enquiry form.

Postal Address
Drivers Customer Services
DVLA
Swansea
SA6 7JL

Umbrella org:
UK Government
Telephone:
0300 790 6802
Sector:
Public