to the availability of information on vehicles from DVLA|
clear that the procedures for applying for information on
a vehicle and current and former keepers
under the DVLA V888 procedure have been changed since an article was released
on the V8 Website in January 2017. The main change is redefining "reasonable
cause" for seeking the information. Clearly the provisions and requirements
of the UK Data Protection laws have been serious concerns in those changes and
the focus on "reasonable cause". So this NEWS item replaces that
earlier article, but a link to the article is available below.
judge each V888 application on its merits, particularly the statements you
make as to why you want
that previous information from DVLA's records.
information on your car from DVLA
In January 2017 we released a two page
article contributed by David Worthington on how he made an application to DVLA
under their V888 procedure and the information he received - some 30 A4 pages
with copies of vehicle registration documents and notifications of changes of
registered keepers and their addresses. Earlier
has clarified how information on a vehicle and current and former keepers can
be obtained by an applicant by redefining "reasonable cause"
for accessing vehicle records held by DVLA. In an article in this week's issue
of Classic Car Buyer they report "a spokesperson for the DVLA told
us that the information on their website is all up to date and correct. You will
need to have "reasonable cause" should you wish to apply for previous
owner information on a car you don't or have never owned, but there are no specific
rues when requesting information on your own vehicle or a vehicle you have previously
owned. These cases are all reviewed on a case-by-case basis".|
for information on a vehicle you own
In order to apply for information
on your own vehicle you will need to fill in a "V888 request by an individual
for information about a vehicle" form and specify why you want that previous
information from DVLA's records. The reasons for applying for information on your
own vehicle may include you suspect the vehicle may have been involved in an accident
at an earlier date or you would simply like to cover the history of your vehicle
with a little more information on its history.
Applying for information
on a vehicle owned by someone else
Applying for information on a vehicle
owned by someone else you will need to provide one of the following "reasonable
> finding out who was responsible for an accident.
Tracing the registered keeper of an abandoned vehicle.
> Tracing the registered
keeper of a vehicle parked on private land.
> issuing parking tickets.
issuing trespass charge notices.
> tracing people responsible for driving
off without paying for goods or services.
> Tracing people suspected of
paper. Release of information from DVLA's registers - INF266 This covers how
DVLA complies with legislation when releasing data from its driver and vehicle
databases. Updated: 19th July 2017. More
How we give people information from
our vehicle record
for people and companies about what information DVLA will release from our records.
Updated: 20th September 2017.
A link on that webpage goes to a
DVLA document "Giving people information from our vehicle record - mis54
August 2017". This document sets out in detail the process and requirements
for various types of applicant including debt collectors and solicitors as well
as private individuals seeking information on their car or a car previously owned
by them or a car owned by someone else. More
information about a vehicle or its registered keeper from DVLA
in a form and apply by post. The form you need to use depends on who is making
the request and why. Details of how to pay and where to send your application
are on each form. There are three forms depending on who
is making the request
> Form V888 - for an individual.
V888/2 - for a company.
> Form V888/3 - for a company that issues
parking or trespass charge notices.
Form V888: Request by an individual
for information about a vehicle Use this form if you want to apply for information
about your vehicle, a vehicle previously registered to you, or the registered
keeper of a vehicle which is registered to someone else If you want to request
information about the registered keeper of a vehicle which is registered to someone
else, you must show reasonable cause for wanting this information
and how it will be used. Form
Form V888/2: Request by a company for information about a
Use this form for companies that want to apply for information
from DVLAs vehicle records. Form
Form V888/3: Request information if your company issues parking
or trespass charge notices
Companies who issue parking or trespass charge
notices and want to apply for information from DVLAs vehicle records must
use the V888/3 form. Form