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.
You can get fined up to £1,000 for failing to inform the DVLA about V5C change of address or new name.
Follow these simple steps to change the name and address on your V5C log book.
Note: Do not tick the box reserved for 'new keeper' if you only update V5C address or change names.
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.
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.
If this applies you can tax your vehicle online before you send in the V5C to DVLA address for logbook.
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.
There is a specific form for changing address on V5C if you lost the registration certificate. Follow these steps to get the new logbook:
V5C Change of Address on Logbook Online Information: Changing Name on DVLA V5C Registration Certificate