The DVLA, Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, is responsible for the maintenance of the huge UK database that stores details of both vehicles and drivers. It is also the organisation that issues both provisional and full driving licenses, collects road tax and administers the sale of private registration plates. Should you require more information about any of these services, you can call the DVLA contact number, 0843 850 2026, to be put through to an advisor.
The DVLA forms part of the Department of Transport and it is based in Swansea, Wales. In addition to the very large DVLA office building in Swansea, there are also several smaller DVLA offices around the UK.
Many of the services handled by the DVLA are available not only directly but also by mail and through your local Post Office. More recently, many of the services administered by the DVLA have also been made available online – this includes taxing your vehicle or letting the DVLA know if your vehicle is no longer on the road. If you would like to know whether the service you are enquiring about is available locally, please call the DVLA Contact Number on 0843 850 2026 to be put through to a customer service representative who will be able to help.
Although many people believe that the DVLA is the organisation responsible for applying penalty points to your driving licence, this is not actually the case. The database at the DVLA will be updated to include any such information, but this can only be done on the request of the magistrate’s court who issued the penalty.
The DVLA hold the register of all the vehicles on the road in the UK and they are very easily able to identify whether a car has been correctly taxed. This register is used to check whether congestion charges have been paid by drivers in London and whether the vehicle concerned has been caught on a speed camera.
DVLA records can also be used to check whether a car has ever been registered as ‘written off’ by an insurance company – this is called the ‘Vehicle Identity Check’ or VIC. This sort of check is very important as these cars are sometimes sold by unscrupulous dealers and may be unsafe to drive.
Q: I need some advice – who should I contact?
A: By calling the DVLA contact number on 0843 850 2026, you will be put straight through to an advisor who can provide information and answer any queries you may have about:
- The kind of vehicles you are entitled to drive
- Whether you are entitled to ride a motorcycle
- What your legal obligations are
- Drivers age
- Driving tests
- Learning to drive
- Driving when abroad
- How to use a premium checking service
- Change of address
- Switching to a photocard licence
At what times can I speak to someone on the DVLA contact number 0843 850 2026?
DVLA customer service representatives are available from 8am until 7pm Monday to Friday and from 8am until 2pm on Saturday.