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Checking a vehicle’s date of first registration and vehicle tax is free...

Since we went live with our free online enquiry service take-up has been more than we expected, with calls to our premium rate telephone line dropping to less than  30 a day.

Just by confirming the vehicle’s make and registration number you can find out:

  • when its current vehicle tax expires
  • when its MOT expires
  • the date it was first registered
  • SORN status
  • colour
  • engine size
  • year of manufacture
  • CO2 emissions
  • current vehicle tax rate

Premium telephone lines to close

DVLA’s date of liability check helpline 0906 765 7585 (which charges 51p a minute) to check the expiry date of a vehicle’s current vehicle tax will close on 19 December 2014. The dealer line 0906 185 8585 to request the date a vehicle was first registered will also close on 19 December 2014.

You’ll still be able to check this information over the telephone by calling 0300 790 6802 (which charges you at local rate) and confirming the vehicle’s make and registration number.

Find out more information about our services.