VED, insurance and MOT status for a car
With a classic car, it is very easy to overlook when an MOT test is
due or that you need to tax or SORN the car, so here are some useful
links to online services which could help you avoid difficulties with
the DVLA or police.
Looking at getting a classic car?
If you are considering buying an MGV8 then two DVLA services are well
worth using as checks: the MOT history enquiry and the V888 procedure.
MOT history &
Buying a vehicle: step by step guide
See the GOV.UK webpage. More
Did you know? vehicle tax and SORN can't be passed on when a vehicle
See a leaflet released by DVLA in February 2019 reminding people that
the tax and SORN cannot be passed on selling a car. More
Enquiry Service (VES) - an online service for checking the
information held on its database for a vehicle. DVLA have made
the entry webpage easier to use. The online report will tell
you when your VED/SORN and MOT are due to expire. VES
search & NEWS
Insurance Database or MID is a central database of currently insured vehicles.
It is worth checking as mistakes have been known in recording the information
provided by insurance companies. Take care. it can take 5 days for your insurer
to update the MID. askMID search & MID
the MOT history of a car - the GOV.UK website has a website where you type
in the registration (VRN) of the car and up pops the report. It will show earlier
MOT test results and the mileages at those dates. |
history search & guide & example
of a report
online - you will need either the 16 digit reference number from your renewal
reminder, or the 11 digit reference number from your Registration Document and
your vehicle registration mark (VRN or number plate). VED
online - you can declare a SORN on your car using the online service on the
GOV.UK website. SORN application
Please note that the results of MOT tests carried out before
the new computerised system was introduced in April 2005 are not held on the database.
of Use: You may use the GOV.UK site to obtain information about MOT tests on a
vehicle in which you have a legitimate interest. For example, you are the owner,
registered keeper or are about to buy the vehicle. The use of this site for other
purposes is not authorised.