Dear Department for Transport,

I should like to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act

On the website to check if a vehicle is taxed and has an MOT, there used to be an additional entry below the wording

"The vehicle tax rates are only available if you have the latest 11 digit reference number from the V5C registration certificate (logbook)"

which was worded

"You may be able to tax this vehicle at a Post Office Branch that deals with vehicle tax without the V5C registration certificate."

For people who study the history of vehicles this latter entry gave vital information regarding the status of a vehicle as it indicated it had passed from the owner to a dealer.

This wording has now been removed.

Can you please explain why it has been removed and if it will be reinstated.

Yours faithfully,

Peter Heath

Dear Mr Heath

Thank you for your e-mail requesting information. The DVLA are dealing with your request under the terms of The Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request has been given reference number: FOIR8134.

You should expect to receive a reply to your request by 20 January.

If you have any further questions or enquiries on this request please quote the reference number.


Debbie Leaker
Freedom Of Information
Strategy, Policy & Communications Directorate | C2W | DVLA | Swansea | SA6 7JL
Twitter: @dvlagovuk

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Terry Price

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