Call the DVLA on this UK phone number 0870 042 1101 (at £0.13/min plus network access charge) for driver licence enquiries or call 0300 790 6802 at standard rates to contact a representative with enquiries about how to pay your road tax or declare your car off the road by making a SORN notice.
About the DVLA
DVLA stands for the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, and is an organisation within the UK government that is responsible for maintaining a database of drivers and vehicles across the country. The DVLA issues driving licences while also collecting road tax and providing personalised registration plates to UK drivers.
Vehicle Registration and Tax – 0300 790 6802
Call the DVLA on their vehicle registration and tax telephone number 0300 790 6802 to contact a government representative with any enquiries about how to tax a vehicle. Callers should also get in touch to discuss how to declare a car off the road as it is required that you request a SORN notice from the agency if you do not wish to pay car tax on it. You can also use the helpline to claim for a new V5C certificate or to update the details that are registered in your current logbook if you have moved home address. You should phone the DVLA on their vehicle registration helpline to perform a vehicle identity check (VIC) based on the details of a vehicle’s number plate. Similarly, callers should get in touch to enquire about the availability and cost of a particular personalised registration plate for their car or motorbike.
Driving Licence Enquiries – 0870 042 1101
Phone the DVLA on their driving licence general enquiries number 0300 790 6801 or on 0870 042 1101 (at 13p per minute + access charge) to contact an advisor with any questions about the application process for a UK driving licence. For instance, callers can enquire about how to apply for a provisional licence before taking their driving test or how to upgrade it to a full drivers permit upon passing. You can also use the helpline to report a lost or stolen driving licence before a representative can send a new one to your registered address. Moreover, if you would like to change the address on your current driving licence then the DVLA representative can assist you with the process before detailing any associated charges.
DVLA medical enquiries – 0300 790 6806
The DVLA should be contacted on their medical enquiries phone number 0300 790 6806 if you have recently suffered an illness or injury which may affect your ability to drive a car safely. Their trained team of advisors will determine whether you will still be able to use your vehicle or whether you will have to purchase specially adapted models to be able to drive. Please note that driving whilst suffering a known medical condition that severely affects your ability to drive is an offence and you may be criminally charged if you do not comply with the relevant DVLA regulations.
Call Costs and Contact Hours
The DVLA helplines operate using 03 contact numbers meaning that you will be charged the same standard per-minute rate as any other local call that is made from a UK mobile or landline telephone. However, you may be able to contact a representative from the government body for free if you are using any inclusive free minutes that have been offered by your service provider as part of your monthly tariff deal. The alternative 0870 helpline is charged at 13p per minute plus an access charge which depends on your specific network, however free minutes cannot be used to call this helpline for free. The DVLA is available to be contacted during opening hours 8am-7pm, Monday to Friday and 8am-2pm on Saturdays.
Useful DVLA Contact Numbers – at a glance
|DVLA Department||UK Contact Number||Opening Hours|
|Vehicle Registration and Tax||0300 790 6802||8am-7pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-2pm on Saturdays|
|Driving Licence Enquiries||0300 790 6801||8am-7pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-2pm on Saturdays|
|DVLA Medical Enquiries||0300 790 6806||8am-5:30pm Monday to Friday, and 8am-1pm on Saturdays|
Write to the DVLA
If you would like to send off a completed driving licence application or change the name and address on your logbook then you should write to the DVLA on the following postal address: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BA, United Kingdom.