Life is demanding enough without wasting hours of your precious time standing in lunchtime queues waiting to renew your tax disc every six or 12 months. It’s even more of a chore if you’re a small business owner or a two-car family and have to do this for several vehicles. Luckily, you can now renew your tax disc or Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) on the DVLA’s Vehicle Licensing website. It takes a matter of minutes and you can do it 24 hours a day.
If you’ve ever made multiple trips to the Post Office because you forgot to bring all the relevant documents, you’ll be relieved to know that when you apply online there’s no need to have these documents to hand. The checks are done automatically online – your car insurance details are run through the Motor Insurance Database, while your MOT is validated against records of MOT test results, which are held on a secure computerised database called MOT Computerisation. No queuing, no lengthy phone calls, just click and go. It’s especially handy if you’re abroad when your tax renewal comes up. You need never get caught out or face paying a fine for not getting your new tax disc in time because life got in the way. With this online service you can sort it out from the comfort of your home, while you’re at work, or even from your laptop on the beach!
The tax disc or SORN will be sent to the keeper’s address so if you’ve recently moved it’s probably best to renew your tax disc at your local Post Office.