Motorists can now opt for digital vehicle tax reminders rather than having to wait for a paper reminder to drop through their letter box.
The change comes as part of DVLA’s new Driver and vehicles account service, which allows motorists to easily access their driver and vehicle information in one place and has been launched as a public beta so the DVLA is asking motorists to provide feedback to help develop the service.
The DVLA based in Swansea holds records on 50 million drivers and 40 million vehicles.
The Driver and vehicles account is easy-to-use, secure, and it only takes around 5 minutes to sign up. Once an account has been set up, motorists can simply sign in using their email and password, and will be able to:
- view their driving licence information, including endorsements and penalty points
- view vehicles that are registered to them including tax and MOT status
- change their contact preferences
- set up vehicle tax reminders by email and for the first time by SMS text
- choose to stop getting vehicle tax reminders by post
Julie Lennard, DVLA Chief Executive, said, “We are asking motorists to help us test the service. It’s free, and simple to sign up for an account.
“This new service is being developed and we will be adding more features but we want to give customers access as early as possible so they can try it out and let us have their feedback.”
Motorists with a UK passport can set up an account today and give their feedback on the new service at www.gov.uk/driver-vehicles-account