Certain post offices also allow you to tax your car in person. Put your postcode into the Post Office branch finder and select “vehicle tax” as your preferred service. To tax your car via the post office, you may need to show a valid MOT certificate as well as your V5C or V5C/2.
Can someone else tax your car?
You can get someone else to tax your car online for you if you give them access to your V5C or V5C/2 information and they will need to be able to pay by credit or debit card. Insurance and MOT validity are checked electronically.
Can you tax a car without being the registered keeper?
If you’re the new keeper, you cannot tax your vehicle without a new keeper slip. You’ll need to apply for a new V5C by post. You can also get the form from the Post Office.
What documents do I need to take to the post office to tax my car?
Along with your vehicle document, you’ll need to bring the following: A valid MOT certificate (valid from the date your vehicle tax starts or the date your vehicle tax is issued, whichever is later)
1. Vehicle documents
- Your V5C logbook or your V5C/2 if you’ve just bought the vehicle.
- Your V11.
- Your V85/1 (if it’s an HGV)
Do you need an insurance certificate to tax a car at the post office?
No you can’t. To tax a car you must already have an insurance policy in place. … This information will be used when you tax your car either online or at the post office. The only time you don’t need to tax or insure your car is if you declare it off the road and make a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN).
Can I drive my car straight away if I tax online?
It is no longer possible to transfer road tax from one car to another. Instead, the current owner of the vehicle can apply for a refund (see above) and the new owner has to re-tax the car. The new owner will have to tax the vehicle straight away before driving it.
Do you need to tax a car as soon as you buy it?
Since you’re the new keeper of the car, it’s your legal obligation to tax and insure the car using the V5C or the green slip provided to you by the seller before you start driving it.
What happens if your caught without road tax?
Do you get points on your licence for no road tax? No, the punishment for driving without road tax does not include penalty points on your licence. If you’re caught driving without valid VED, an automated letter and a fine will be sent to the address of the registered keeper of the vehicle, which is likely to be you.
Do insurance companies check registered keeper?
Insurers don’t tend to care whether you’re the registered keeper or the owner, as long as you’re married to them.) (And this doesn’t apply if you’re buying temporary car insurance. You don’t need to be the owner or the registered keeper for that. It’s sort of the point.)
Can I insure a car while waiting for log book?
Yes, it is possible to insure a car that you don’t own but you’ll need to inform the insurer that you are neither the registered keeper of the vehicle, nor the owner. Not all insurers will offer cover as the main driver if you are not the registered keeper of the car, but some will.
Can I tax my vehicle over the phone?
You can pay for your tax by phone – just call the DVLA on 0300 123 4321 and have your V5C or V5C/2 to hand. Certain post offices also allow you to tax your car in person. … To tax your car via the post office, you may need to show a valid MOT certificate as well as your V5C or V5C/2.
How do I Tax a car bought from a dealer?
If I buy a car, can the dealer tax it for me? Dealers can still tax the car for you by using your name and address and the V5C/2 registration – sometimes called a New Keeper Supplement, and applying either online, over the phone or at the local post office.
How early can you pay road tax?
You can tax your vehicle up to 2 months before it expires if you’re going to be away from home (eg on holiday) when your current tax runs out.
Can I Tax a car with 1 day insurance?
Temporary car insurance and road tax
You can use temporary car insurance to tax a car. (But bear in mind that it might not appear in the Motor Insurance Database straightaway.) That’s one of the reasons temporary car insurance is pretty handy for driving a new car home.
How do I tax a vehicle without paperwork?
How do I tax a car without a logbook?
- V11 reminder letter.
- V5C logbook registration certificate (registered in your name)
- V62 Logbook application form (when the car is registered in your name)
- V5C/2 Green slip, new keepers supplement (when you have just bought the car not registered in your name)
Will I lose a months car tax?
Yes, you will lose a month if you tax your car on the last day of the month. Your best option is to tax the car from the first date of the next month to avoid losing a whole month of tax which you have just paid for.