But the good news is that you can still tax your car even if you don't have your V5C. In this blog post, we'll be showing you how to tax your car if you’re not sure where your V5C is.

Tax your car online

You can tax your car online without a V5C by using your vehicle registration number and the 11 digit reference number found in your reminder letter (if you have one). You'll also need to have a valid MOT certificate and insurance policy in place. If you need to apply for a new logbook, you can do so online and then use the details provided to tax your car online.

Apply for a Replacement V5C Logbook

If you can’t find your V5C logbook it’s a good idea to apply for a replacement, as you’ll need it anyway if you come to sell. You can do this online or by post. The cost of a replacement V5C is £25, and you'll need to provide some basic information about yourself and your car, such as your registration number, your name and address, and your vehicle make and model. Once your application has been processed, you should receive your new logbook within five working days.

Visit a Post Office

Once you have your replacement V5C logbook, you can take it to a local Post Office to tax your car. You'll need to bring some additional documents with you, such as valid insurance documents, a valid MOT certificate (if your car is more than 3 years old), and a valid form of identification, such as a driving license or passport. You'll also need to bring some cash, a debit card, credit card, or account details for Direct Debit payments, as these are the payment methods accepted by the Post Office.

Keep your Replacement V5C Logbook Safe

Now that you have your replacement V5C logbook, make sure you keep it safe. Losing your logbook again could result in your car becoming untaxed, and you could face a fine for driving without tax.

Losing your V5C logbook can be frustrating, but it doesn't have to be a barrier to taxing your car. By following the steps outlined in this blog post, you can still tax your car without a V5C. Remember to apply for a replacement logbook, bring the necessary documents to the Post Office, and keep your new logbook safe.



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