Contact DVLA on 0843 504 7161 (at 7p/minute plus network access charge) or call their mobile-friendly phone number 0300 790 6801 to apply for your first provisional driving licence and to pay your car tax.
Phone the DVLA contact helpline by dialling 0843 504 7161 (7p/minute + access charge) or call their local-rate customer service number on 0300 790 6801. The DVLA is the main UK government body responsible for driving and vehicle licensing in the UK, and as such they have a team of highly-trained customer service advisors to help you with your general enquiry. Moreover call these numbers to apply for a UK driving licence or to replace a lost or stolen driving licence. You can also write to the DVLA drivers team by using this official post address:
Drivers Customer Services,
Alternatively please visit the Contact Numbers website for comprehensive DVLA contact details where you can also find helplines for medical enquiries, MOT advice and personalised number plate auctions.
Cost of calling 0843 & 0300 phone numbers
0843 numbers are charged at 7 pence per minute service charge, plus your phone network provider’s access charge which is set by them. For example, if calling from a BT landlines your call will cost 18p per minute maximum (7p service charge plus up to 11p access charge) and you’ll most likely be charged more if calling from a mobile phone.
Calling an 0300 number will cost up to 12p per minute in total from any landline phone, and up to 45p per minute if calling from a mobile. However, your call will be effectively free if calling from a landline or mobile using spare inclusive free minutes – but this is not the case if calling an 0843 number.
DVLA vehicle enquiries – 0300 790 6802
Contact the DVLA on their vehicle enquiries phone number 0300 790 6802 to pay your car tax and for assistance when filling in your V5C certificate to reflect the purchase of a new vehicle. Moreover you should call this helpline if your car is no longer being driven on UK public roads, hence you wish to apply for a Statutory Off Road Notice (SORN) which means you are not legally obliged to pay your car tax. Note that if you own a vintage car or motorcycle you may not have to pay any vehicle tax, however you still need to apply on an annual basis to help the DVLA maintain their records.
Main DVLA telephone numbers & reasons for calling
- DVLA driving enquiries
- Phone the DVLA driving enquiries number 0300 790 6801 to apply for your first provisional licence, to notify them that your current photocard has been stolen and to change the address details to match your current address.
- DVLA vehicle enquiries
- Call the DVLA on their telephone contact number 0300 790 6802 to pay your car tax, to file a SORN application, for MOT enquiries as well as to notify the government body that you have sold or purchased a vehicle.