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.
Enquiry Service (VES) - an online service for checking the information held
on its database for a vehicle.To make an enquiry you will need the Vehicle Registration
Mark (VRN - number plate), and the vehicle make. It's important you enter the
VRN in the DVLA format - for example MGV 888M not MGV 888 M. The online
report will tell you when your Vehicle Excise Duty/SORN and MOT is due to expire.
VES search |
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 - making sure you use the right format MGV
888N and not MGV 888 N - and up pops the report. MOT
history search |
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
application & guide|
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.