New DVLA online service offers logbook address updates within days
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has launched an online service for motorists to update the address details of their vehicle log book (V5C).
The service – part of a DVLA campaign to encourage more motorists to use its services online – is billed as being able to cut the time required for the address update to be processed and a new V5C sent out to just 5 working days.
Previously, updates to V5C address details could take up to 6 weeks.
To use the new online service (available here), motorists will just need the vehicle registration number of the vehicle, together with their current postcode and V5C’s document reference.
Once the address details have been updated, motorists using the service will receive a confirmation email directing them to destroy their old V5C document.
DVLA Chief Executive Julie Lennard said: ‘We’re launching this service at a time when online services are becoming even more vital to help people get back on the road. This new online service is quicker and easier than sending your log book to DVLA so if you’ve just moved home try the service and see how simple it is.’
Other DVLA online services
The new log book update tool joins a range of other DVLA services now available online.
This includes the ability for motorists to inform the DVLA if they have sold, transferred or bought a vehicle, in order for the Registered Keeper details to be updated.
Under legislation that allows for civil traffic enforcement, the person who is liable to pay any Penalty Charge Notice (PCN) issued in respect of a vehicle contravening traffic restrictions is its owner – the Registered Keeper.
The Registered Keeper, as per details registered with the DVLA, may not necessarily have been the driver at the time of the alleged contravention, but they are legally liable for the penalty charge.