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Directgov Vehicle Tax Disc Renewal

Directgov Vehicle Tax Disc Renewal service is available online by GOV.UK. You can buy or renew your tax disc online, including getting tax for your car, motorbike, lorry, bus or other vehicle that needs a tax disc.

Directgov Vehicle Tax Disc Renewal Guide
There are some requirements before you buy or renew vehicle tax disc online:

  1. Make sure that you are the registered keeper of the vehicle.
  2. Your correct name, address and vehicle details are up-tp-date with Drivers and Vehicle License Agency.
  3. You already have your V11 reminder letter (V85/1 for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs)) or V5C registration certificate. If you don’t have your V11 or V85/1 reminder, you can pay car tax using form V10 or a V85 form for Heavy Goods Vehicles, and you need a V5C registration certificate to apply using for V10 or V85.
  4. Your vehicle is insured.
  5. Your vehicle has an MOT if needed.
  6. You may also need a Good Vehicle or PSV test certificate to tax a heave goods vehicle (HGV) or passenger service vehicle (PSV).
  7. You should get your new tax disc in the post within 5 working days.

To renew your vehicle tax disc, first you input the 16 digit reference number shown on your renewal reminder, or the 11 digit reference number from your Registration Document/Certificate (also known as the Logbook) and your vehicle registration mark (number-plate) and then choose the tax disc you want.

For a new tax disc you need to have an electronic MOT Test Certificate/GVT Certificate or entitlement to disability exemption. For the existing taxt disc, you will need to choose the tax disc you want, 6 or 12 months, and then enter your payment card details. An additional charge of £2.50 will be added to the amount payable if you use a credit card. And no charge if you use a debit card.

After you paid your Vehicle Tax Disc Renewal online, you will receive the new tax disc in the post within 5 working days.

You can also apply by calling by telephone at 0300-123-4321 or textphone at 0300-790-6201, or at a post office. To apply at post office, you need to take a completed V11 reminder, insurance certificate or cover note, a valid MOT test certificate if required and the payment shown on the reminder.

Please note that if you’re taxing a particular vehicle in the disabled tax class for the first time you can’t do this online or by phone. You can only do this at a Post Office branch that issues tax discs.

About Directgov
Directgov is the British government’s digital service for people in the United Kingdom, which provides a single point of access to public sector information and services.
The content is developed by government departments, working with a central Directgov team. The main outlet is via a website, though content and services are also delivered via mobile.

Just renew your Vehicle Tax Disc at, you can also find other ways to apply for it on the page.