Taxing your vehicle in the disabled tax class
If youre taxing in the disabled tax class for the first time or just renewing your free disabled tax disc, the documents you have will determine whether you can tax your vehicle online, at a Post Office branch or at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office.
Your exemption certificate
To tax in the disabled tax class youll need exemption certificate DLA404 if you get Disability Living Allowance or exemption certificate WPA442 if you get the War Pensioner's Mobility Supplement.
The exemption certificate must:
- be valid on the day the tax disc comes into force
- only be used to tax one vehicle at a time
- be completed by you and stamped by the counter clerk each time you apply for a free tax disc
If it has expired, is full, has been altered or your name and address has changed, youll need to get a replacement from the agency that issued it before you can tax.
- How to get an exemption certificate (disabled people section)
How to tax in the disabled tax class for the first time
Use your exemption certificate with your Registration Certificate to tax in person or by post at a Post Office branch that issues tax discs. See Tax with a Registration Certificate below.
If youve just bought the vehicle and have a New Keeper Supplement, you can use this with your exemption certificate to tax in person or by post at your nearest DVLA local office. See Tax with a New Keeper Supplement below.
How to renew your disabled tax disc
If your tax is due to run out at the end of the month, you can renew it from thefifth day of the month.
If your vehicle has been untaxed, because youve just bought it, the tax disc has run out or a SORN is in force, you can tax from the first day of the month in which you apply.
If you want the tax disc to start on the first day of the next calendar month, you cannot tax your vehicle more than two days in advance.
Use the reference number shown on your Registration Certificate. Your entitlement will be checked electronically.
- Apply for a tax disc online or by phone
Use the V11 reminder in person at any Post Office branch that issues tax discs or by post to the address shown on the reminder form.
Take or send:
- completed V11 reminder
- insurance certificate or cover note (if applicable) must be valid when the tax disc comes into force
- valid MOT certificate if the car is over three years old (not required to tax invalid carriages)
- exemption certificate - DLA404 or WPA442 - not required to tax invalid carriages
You can tax at a Post Office branch that issues tax discs. Include your Registration Certificate and completed V10 Vehicle licence application.
Youll need to tax at your nearest DVLA local office. Include a completedV62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) and V10 Vehicle licence application.
The New Keeper Supplement can only be used for two months from the date you bought your vehicle. If its out of date, youll need to apply for a Registration Certificate in your name please see Tax without a Registration Certificate or New Keeper Supplement below.
- Insurance and MOT
- Download 'Find your nearest Post Office branch for postal applications' (PDF, 44K)
- Find your nearest DVLA local office
Application forms V10 and V62
You can download the V10 or V62 or collect them any Post Office branch or DVLA local office.
- Download 'Application for a vehicle licence' - form V10 (PDF, 194K)
- Download 'Application for a Registration Certificate V5C' - form V62 (PDF, 192K)
- Help with PDF files
Tax without a Registration Certificate or New Keeper Supplement
If youre shown as the registered keeper on DVLA records, you can tax at your nearest DVLA local office.
Youll need to complete a V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C)' which must be accompanied by 25 (fee for a Registration Certificate). Include these with your application to tax.
If youre not shown as the registered keeper on DVLA records you cannot tax the vehicle. Youll need to apply for a Registration Certificate in your name. To get one, fill in form V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate and post to DVLA, Swansea SA99 1DD. You may have to wait up to four weeks for a new certificate to arrive. In the meantime, you should keep your vehicle off the road.
Change of name, address or vehicle details
How you notify the changes will depend if youre taxing with or without a reminder.
- More about taxing with a reminder
- More about taxing without a reminder
Get a refund on your old tax disc
Once you have your disabled tax disc, you can apply for a refund for any remaining months on your old tax disc.
- How to apply for a refund of vehicle tax
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