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DVLA V5C Address Change

Change Address on V5C: Update Logbook Name

Do you need to change logbook address or update the name of the registered keeper? This page explains how to change address on logbook V5C registration certificate.

V5C CHANGE ADDRESS: You must inform DVLA if you change your name or address. It is the law for all UK registered vehicles and you could get a fine for not doing so.

This section explains how to update the V5C registration certificate online. The DVLA V5C document is more often called the vehicle logbook.

You will not get the DVLA tax reminder form V11 or a vehicle tax refund if the wrong address is on your V5C registration certificate.

So, you must send the updated V5C to Driver and Vehicle Licencing Agency if your name or address changes. The service is free in most cases.

Important InformationYou can get fined up to £1,000 for failing to inform the DVLA about V5C change of address or new name.

Change Address on Logbook and Name on DVLA V5C

Follow these simple steps to change the name and address on your V5C log book.

  1. Find section 6 on the V5C and then write in your new name or the new address (do not use initials, joint names, or a PO Box address).
  2. Include a separate note if you are changing your name as well as your address at the same time. Sign your name and enter the date of declaration in section 8.
    1. Include proof of a name change if a business is the registered keeper of the vehicle (e.g. a certificate of incorporation from Companies House).
    2. Apart from getting married or divorced you may also need to include proof of a name change (e.g. a deed poll).
  3. Mail the completed V5C vehicle registration form (car logbook) to DVLA Swansea SA99 1BA.

Note: Do not tick the box reserved for 'new keeper' if you only update V5C address or change names.

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How Long does it take to Change Address on V5?

In most cases it will take the DVLA around 6 weeks to update and change address on V5. Contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency if your new logbook does not arrive after waiting six weeks.

Price for Changing Address on V5C

As a rule, there is no fee for changing your name and address on a new V5C. Allow a period up to six weeks to get a replacement V5C log book after changing address.

Note: You may need to update your driving licence and vehicle tax Direct Debit address as well. But, you should contact the DVLA if your logbook does not return within 6 weeks.

Need to Tax a Car in the Next 4 Weeks?

Tax a Vehicle Online

If this applies you can tax your vehicle online before you send in the V5C to DVLA address for logbook.

Tax a Vehicle at the Post Office

You can also tax your vehicle at some Post Office branches. You have the option to change your V5C name and address details at the same time. Remember, you may need to take a valid and current MOT test certificate for the vehicle.

Lost V5C: Need to Change Address

There is a specific form for changing address on V5C if you lost the registration certificate. Follow these steps to get the new logbook:

  1. Download 'form V62: Application for vehicle registration certificate' online.
  2. Fill in the application form V62 with the correct information.
  3. Send it to the DVLA address with a postal order or cheque to the value of £25.
  4. Make the cheque or postal order payable to 'DVLA, Swansea'.
  5. The whole process to replace a lost V5C log book can take up to 6 weeks.

V5C Change of Address on Logbook Online Information: Changing Name on DVLA V5C Registration Certificate