Do you need Vehicle Tax?
To drive on the the UK roads your car, bike or van must have valid Vehicle Tax. The majority of drivers have to pay to tax their vehicle. However – certain vehicles may be exempt. To check if you vehicle is taxed, to report an untaxed vehicle or to register your own vehicle as SORN (Statutory Off Road Notice) please scroll down.
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Check for Free
Click here for a live Vehicle Tax Check – only the registration number is required. This service is FREE. The data feed is updated every 24 hours. If you have just taxed your vehicle – within the last few hours – it may still report it as untaxed. To proceed enter your VRM (vehicle registration mark) in the box and click enter.
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Certain vehicles are exempt from Vehicle Tax for example disabled passenger vehicles, historic vehicles, certain electric vehicles. A summary of these vehicles is listed below. Please press the button below for more details and to apply
- Vehicles used by a disabled person
- Disabled passenger vehicles
- Mobility scooters, powered wheel chairs and invalid carriages
- Historic vehicles (made before 1 January 1978 are exempt from 1 April 2018)
- Electric vehicles
- Mowing machines
- Steam vehicles
- Vehicles used just for agriculture, horticulture and forestry
Report an Untaxed Vehicle
It is a motoring offence to drive an untaxed vehicle on UK roads unless it is exempt from taxation. If you are aware of an untaxed vehicle being driven (or simply parked) on a UK road then you may report it to the authorities. Press the button below to make an anonymous report that will be investigated by the DVLA.
Register as SORN
If you wish to keep a registered vehicle on private property and NOT drive it on public roads then you must register it as SORN. A Statutory Off Road Notice informs the DVLA that your car, bike or van is off the road and not being driven. When a vehicle is registered SORN there is no Vehicle Tax to be paid . To register a vehicle SORN please press the button below.