The taxation class Historic Vehicle applies to any vehicle constructed before 1st January 1975.

 

If you are in possession of a V5C Registration Certificate showing the date of registration as prior to 1st January 1975 and the taxation class showing as Historic Vehicle, providing all the details are correct on your V5C you can tax the vehicle online via our Electronic Vehicle Licensing (EVL) system by visiting the website www.gov.uk/vehicletax or by telephoning 0300 123 4321. When you re-tax online or by telephone we will electronically check if your vehicle has a valid Test Certificate (MOT/GVT) on the database run by the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or by Driver and Vehicle Agency Testing (DVAT) if your vehicle is registered to a Northern Ireland address. For vehicles registered to a Northern Ireland address we will electronically check your vehicle is insured on the Motor Insurance Database.

 

Alternatively, the vehicle can be taxed in person at a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

 

The following documentation will need to be submitted:

 

• V5C Registration Certificate or

• V11 Renewal Reminder to get vehicle tax

valid MOT Certificate (if applicable) or V112 ‘Exemption from MOT Testing’ form*

valid Insurance Certificate or Cover note for vehicles registered with a Northern Ireland address (downloaded or faxed copies are acceptable, however photocopies are not)

 

If you do not have a V5C Registration Certificate, you will still be able to obtain vehicle tax in person at a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

 

The following documentation will need to be submitted:

 

• V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate*

• V10 Application for vehicle tax

valid MOT Certificate (if applicable) or V112 ‘Exemption from MOT Testing’ form*

valid Insurance Certificate or Cover note for vehicles registered with a Northern Ireland address (downloaded or faxed copies are acceptable, however photocopies are not)

 

*Please note that there is a £25 charge.

 

If you are taxing as a new keeper, the following documentation will need to be submitted:

 

• V5C/2 New keeper’s details

• V62 Application for a Vehicle Registration Certificate (if it has been over 2 months since you purchased the vehicle) valid MOT Certificate (if applicable)

valid Insurance Certificate or Cover note for vehicles registered with a Northern Ireland address (downloaded or faxed copies are acceptable, however photocopies are not)

fee for vehicle tax

 

If the taxation class is not already shown as Historic Vehicle on the V5C for your vehicle you can apply in person at a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax. The V5C must show a date of registration prior to the 01.01.1975.

 

If this is not recorded on the V5C but the vehicle was manufactured prior to this date you will need to produce dating evidence and submit the application to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DZ.

 

Acceptable dating evidence can be obtained from:

 

• An extract from the manufacturer/factory record - these will have the chassis number of the vehicle against the month and year of production*

• An extract from the 'Glasses guide'- which is a comprehensive guide on production dates and includes chassis numbers

• If the vehicle has been imported and already registered, the original foreign registration certificate.

*A certified copy of the factory record (with the embedded stamp) will be acceptable only from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust (The British Motor Museum)

 

The keeper will need to write ‘Historic’ in the change to taxation class field in section 7 of the V5C and sign section 8.

 

An updated V5C will be returned within 4 weeks. If a V62 form is submitted a V5C will be returned within 6 weeks.

 

*Please note from 18th November 2012, vehicles manufactured before 1st January 1960 are exempt from the requirement to have a mandatory MOT test.

 

If your vehicle is manufactured before 1st January 1960 you will need to complete a V112 ‘Exemption from MOT Testing’ form.

 

The decision was announced by the Minister for transport following a Public Consultation in November 2011.

 

Please note it is the keeper or driver of the vehicle’s responsibility for ensuring the vehicle is in a road worthy condition and safe to be driven on the road.

 

More information on the historic vehicles taxation class can be found on information leaflet INF34 Taxing Historic Vehicles.

 

Form V62 can be downloaded from www.gov.uk/vehicle-registration-certificate-v5c-log-book or obtained from a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

 

Form V10 can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/car-tax-disc-vehicle-licence-using-form-v10 or obtained from a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

 

Form V112 can be downloaded from https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/vehicles-exempt-from-mot or obtained from a Post Office® that deals with vehicle tax.

 

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