If you wish to get more info about sorting a vehicle registration with the DVLA call them on their dedicated information phone line on 0300 790 6802.
For the most part, you won’t often need to contact the DVLA for vehicle registration changes because it’s a registration that contains supposedly permanent information about the car.
This information corresponds to the car’s colour, engine, chassis, model and other pertinent information like the car’s registered keeper. If you don’t change any of these things, then you’re fine. But if you do decide to change your stock red paint to a more brilliant crimson red custom paint job, then it is your responsibility to inform the DVLA of the changes made on the car. This rule is the same for when you make alterations or modifications to the engine, the fuel type or the chassis or any other modification done that alters the original description of the car registered in the log book. Another important reason why you may want to contact the DVLA (for V5) is when there are mistakes to the entries, these include typos on your name or on the details of the car.
If you’re buying a new car without a V5C and the seller can’t explain or can’t produce one, then chances are there is something shady going on and you shouldn’t push through with the deal. If you’re buying from a garage or a registered seller, then you shouldn’t have any problems with the V5C because they will supply you with a new one.
Contact Numbers for the DVLA
When you’ve made alterations and modifications to your vehicle, then you need to inform the DVLA so that you can get a (log book) or V5C that reflects these significant changes. This is important because the V5C is a legal document that shows that a vehicle is registered with the DVLA. You can think of it as the car’s official registration much like how a birth certificate is yours.
- Call the DVLA phone line on 0300 790 6802.
- You can also inform them via textphone on 18001 0300 123 1279.
- Another way to contact the DVLA is their fax number 0300 123 0798.