If you’ve got a new car recently, or changed your name or address, you might have noticed something different about the V5C registration certificate (otherwise known as a log book) that DVLA sent you.
The changes, made earlier this year, aim to make them easier for customers to understand, to make the personal data of any previous keepers more secure, and to help with the move over to digital record keeping.
At first glance, the V5C will look the same, however there are some important differences:
It’s not just the front cover that’s changed. Inside the new V5C there are the following changes:
DVLA launched a service to enable you to change the address on your vehicle log book (V5C) online.
If you wish to take advantage of this service, you can visit the government website. Simply enter the vehicle registration number, log book (V5C) document reference number and the postcode currently showing on your V5C. When you have entered your new address, your details will update in real time and if you have provided the DVLA with your email address you’ll receive a confirmation email. Your new V5C should arrive within just 5 working days.
If you are selling or scrapping your car, it’s important that you keep your V5C, and only pass on the new keeper slip to the person or company buying your car. You need the rest of the V5C to let DVLA know that you are no longer in possession of the car. Don’t forget to note down the details of the new owner or company.
When selling your scrap car with CarTakeBack, we’ll help you with the DVLA paperwork. And if your car is recycled you’ll be sent a DVLA Certificate of Destruction.