This guide explains the procedure to register your vehicle as 'taken off the road'. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency calls it a SORN certificate.
MAKE A SORN ONLINE: There are several reasons for declaring a car off the road with the DVLA.
In most cases, it will be because you are storing the vehicle in a garage or on your driveway.
The most common reason is to remove the need to pay vehicle tax (VED). But, you must not use it on the road again unless you have taxed it.
You need to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in Swansea. They are responsible for vehicle excise duty and road tax registration.
This information clarifies how to declare your vehicle off the road to DVLA. This process of vehicle status is often referred to as making a 'Statutory Off Road Notification' (SORN Certificate UK).
After you make a SORN there could be a road tax refund due for any full months remaining. But, remember if you claim the tax refund you must not use the vehicle on a public road until you 're tax a car after SORN'.
What if you want to take your vehicle off the road from the first day of next month? In this case use the 16-digit number on your vehicle tax reminder letter (V11). Note that you can only use this number one time during the process.
Note: You will need to inform DVLA using the postal method if the vehicle is not registered in your name.
Making a SORN by post means you will need to send an application form (V890) to DVLA in Swansea. Remember to inform them of which day you want to take your vehicle off the road. Using the post means it can be any day during the:
Fallacy. Being exempt from road tax means you still need to get it taxed. Thus, you need a Statutory Off Road Notification to take a vehicle off the road even if you do not pay for road fund licence (and then tax it before returning it to the road).
You can't get a road tax refund if you SORN a vehicle