How to apply for a duplicate tax disc
You must replace your tax disc if it has been lost, stolen, destroyed or damaged, or the figures on it cant be read because the disc has faded. You can get a duplicate tax disc in person or by post by using a V20 'Application for duplicate tax disc'.
What you need to do
Apply in person at your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office or by post.
Take or send:
- a completed V20 Application for duplicate tax disc
- registration certificate or new keeper supplement
- 7 fee (if needed)
- the original tax disc if you still have it
- a copy of the refund reject letter (if applicable)
- Download 'Duplicate vehicle licence disc application form' - form V20 (PDF, 121K)
- Help with PDF files
- Find your nearest DVLA local office
If you dont have a registration certificate or new keeper supplement, youll need to complete a V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C). Youll also need to include the fee of 25 (for a registration certificate) with your duplicate tax disc application.
IfDVLA records show that you are the registered keeper and that the vehicle is currently taxed, the DVLA local office will issue a duplicate tax disc immediately. Otherwise DVLA will hold your application until the vehicle record has been updated.A temporary duplicate tax disc maybe issued and will be valid for up to eight weeks. Once the records have been updated, a full duplicate tax disc will be issued.
The new keeper supplement can be used at a DVLA local office for up to 13 months from the date you bought your vehicle. If its out of date, youll need to complete V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) instead. Include this and the new keeper supplement with your application. The 25 fee isnt required.
- Download Application form for a Vehicle Registration Certificate V5C - form V62 (PDF, 192K)
The fee for a duplicate tax disc
A duplicate tax disccosts 7 and is generally not refunded after the application has been received at the DVLA local office.
You dont need to pay the fee for the tax disc if:
- its unreadable or the colour has faded
- it has been lost in the post
- the police are holding it as evidence
- a V14 Application for a refund of vehicle tax has been rejected by the DVLA - a copy of the reject letter needs to be enclosed with the V20 form
You also dont need to pay the fee if the vehicle:
- is exempt from paying vehicle tax, like the disabled tax class
- has been stolen and recovered without the tax disc
How to check if your vehicle is taxed
Check the expiry date of your tax disc by making an online vehicle enquiry. Just enter the registration mark and make of your vehicle.
If you find the original tax disc
As the original tax disc is no longer valid, you must return it to the DVLA local office that issued the duplicate. Keep the duplicate tax disc on the vehicle.
Stolen tax disc
Notify the police if the tax disc has been stolen.
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