How to tax your vehicle in Northern Ireland from 21st July

tax disc

From 21st July the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVA) in Northern Ireland will no longer offer vehicle licensing services in Northern Ireland. This means that you will no longer be able to call into your local tax office to retax, register or notify of changes to your vehicle. DVA will now become part of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea.

How to tax your vehicle from 21st July 2014 

You will now be able to use the DVLA online service to tax or declare your vehicle off the road (SORN)24 hours a day, seven days a week from anywhere in the world. Simply go to the official DVLA website and follow the instructions.

You will also be able to tax or SORN your vehicle over the phone. Please note you will need the reference number from your V5C (NI) (tax book), V11 renewal reminder form or V85/1 reminder and a credit or debit card if making a payment.

If you are taxing online or over the phone your new tax disc will be sent to you by post and can take up to five days to arrive.

You can still tax any vehicle through additional face to face services available at many post offices.

Please note you won’t be able to post an application to tax your vehicle to DVA offices after Friday 11th July 2014 and over the counter services at DVA local offices will stop after Thursday 17th July 2014.