Change to the MOT history service on GOV.UK website

The example alongside is for an MGBGTV8 which had an MOT test yesterday (13th August 2018) but as you can see the availability of the MOT test station location will take a few days to become available as presumably the data supplied by the MOT test station has to be processed by DVSA/DVLA.

The MGBGTV8 tested was built in December 1973 and whilst eligible for an MOT exemption self declaration, that cannot be made until the next road tax renewal. Then the declaration can be made using a DVLA Form V112 at a Post Office when renewing the tax at the NIL value VED rate for a VED exempt car.

Posted: 180814
Keith Belcher has spotted a change to the MOT history service available on the GOV.UK website. You can now get the location of an MOT test if you have the latest V5C number.

GOV.UK website for checking the current MOT status and history for a vehicle. GOV.UK website

GOV.UK website for checking current VED and MOT status for a vehicle. VES search


Following a drastic reduction in the information available from DVLA on a vehicle and its former owners made earlier in 2017, this development of making available the location of previous MOT tests is both useful and welcome news for both a classic car owner and someone thinking of buying a classic car. Being able to see the MOT test history of a car is a useful part of checking a car and seeing the location of the earlier MOT tests does provide information on where the car has been in its past. But to access that information you do need the latest V5C number.