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DVLA Contact Number: 0300 790 6802


Are you unsure if the DVLA is the right organisation to contact for your inquiry? Are you looking to confirm the most appropriate DVLA contact number? Then look no further.

The DVLA is the body you need to speak to if you wish to drive in the UK, on any public road. You need a driver licence before you can get behind the wheel, and you need to make sure that your vehicle is both taxed and registered with the DVLA in order to drive legally in the UK.

Therefore, if you want to know anything about how to apply for driving licences, vehicle registration processes, or how to tax your vehicle then you definitely need DVLA contact numbers to find the answers.


What is the best DVLA number?

If you have a general inquiry for the DVLA Swansea, then you need to call their general helpline which costs 7p per minute, plus other charges. However, if you have a very specific question, it’s worth using their specialist Freephone numbers to reach the department you are looking for.

General DVLA phone number: 0300 790 6802

There is another number you can also call if you have trouble getting through – this is a call forwarding number and costs 7p per minute, plus extra charges. The number is provided by a third party organization called Contact DVLA. They know it can be tricky to get through to the DVLA sometimes, in the UK, so this line is aimed to help out.

Call forwarding DVLA contact number: 0300 790 6802


What can I contact the DVLA about?

The Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) comes under the Department for Transport and holds records of all vehicles and drivers. It is also in charge of road tax and registration numbers.

The DVLA does not cover Northern Ireland. If you are in Northern Ireland, the organisation is the Driver and Vehicle Agency, or DVA and they are not featured on this page.

If you have any questions about your car tax, driving licence or want to check out a car before you buy it, then you need to contact the DVLA.

Other services they can help with include personalised plates and declaring a vehicle is no longer on the road (SORN).

If you need to ask about car tax or a vehicle log book, or if you have a new medical condition which is going to prevent you from driving safely, you need to call the DVLA and use our contact numbers to reach the right department.

Here are the Freephone DVLA contact numbers:

  • Vehicle registration enquiries – 0300 790 6802
  • Driver licence enquiries – 0300 790 6801
  • SORN and vehicle tax – 0300 790 6802
  • Changes to a driving licence – 0300 790 6801
  • To report a lost driving licence – 0300 790 6801
  • To declare a medical condition – 0300 790 6806


More helpful DVLA contact numbers:


  • Welsh-speaking DVLA customer service – 0300 790 6819
  • Personalised registration plates – 0300 123 0883

If you want to write to the DVLA rather than contact them by telephone, here are the details:


Online DVLA details:

Addresses to write to the DVLA:


Vehicle Customer Services
SA99 1AR 


Drivers Customer Services
Correspondence Team,


Complaints Team


Chief Executive’s Office