You must apply for a replacement tax disc by completing form V20 ‘application for a duplicate licence’. You will need to take or send this form with your V5 registration document or V5C registration certificate to your nearest Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) local office. Do not post your application to DVLA, Swansea as this will delay the issue of the replacement tax disc. If you have the original disc, you must enclose this with the application. You should also notify the police if the tax disc has been stolen.
The fee for a duplicate tax disc is £7 and is normally not refundable once the application is received at the DVLA local office. Under certain exceptional circumstances the fee is not payable, you will need to check with the DVLA local office about this.
If you have also lost your registration document or certificate, you will need to complete form V62 (application for a registration certificate – fee applicable).
If you have recently purchased the vehicle and you have the new keepers supplement (V5/2 or V5C/2), you may use it in place of form V62. However, a V5/2 or V5C/2 is only valid for two months after you acquire a vehicle while you are waiting to receive a new registration certificate.
Provided DVLA records show you as the current keeper of the vehicle and it is currently taxed, a replacement tax disc marked ‘Duplicate’ will be issued immediately. Otherwise, the DVLA local office will hold the application until the vehicle records have updated. However, if the DVLA local office is satisfied that a current tax disc has been purchased it may be possible to issue a temporary replacement tax disc valid for up to eight weeks. Once DVLA records have updated a full duplicate will be issued.
You will need to:
Remember, once a duplicate tax disc is issued, the original is no longer valid.
Forms V20 and V62 are available for download from the vehicle forms link or from any licence issuing Post Office® or DVLA local office.