A V62 form is essential for vehicle owners looking to renew their car tax, applying for a new or duplicate vehicle logbook. Through this blog post, we will discuss the use and importance of the V62 form and if it can be taken to or obtained from a local post office in the UK. readers will also benefit from a detailed explanation of important documents for vehicle owners, as well as important information regarding taxes for car owners.
Can I Take V62 To The Post Office?
Yes, you can take V62 to the post office to apply for a V5, that is your vehicle logbook. However, you will need to carry any of the following documents to serve as proof of vehicle ownership:
- Your vehicle registration certificate; V5
- Your V11 reminder from the DVLA
- A valid Ministry Of Transport (MOT) certificate
Car owners in the UK require a V62 form to make an application for their duplicate vehicle logbook; also termed as V5C. It may also be required when the vehicle logbook does not arrive within six weeks of registering their vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
A V62 form can easily be obtained from your local post office that is responsible for car tax collections or you may download and print a V62 from the DVLA website. You must provide all the required information in a V62 form, especially the questions regarding vehicle details.
In case you are applying for a V62 form due to your V5 being damaged or lost, you will also be required to make a payment of £25 along with submission of your V62 form. These payments can be made in any of the following ways:
- Debit/credit card
- Direct Debit
- Postal Order
However, if you have purchased a new vehicle and have not received your V5, after a lapse of four weeks you can apply with a V62 without having to pay a fee.
It is important to note that you may only be able to pay your car tax only if the vehicle is registered in your name and you can provide any of the following documents to prove your ownership of the car:
- incase your V11 reminder notice which states the vehicle owner’s name and the amount of car tax due for the next tax term
- a V62 logbook application form which shows that you have applied for a V5 while the previous one has gone missing
- a V5C/2 Green slip that is issued to new car owners while the ownership of their vehicle is transferred from the previous owner
Yes, you can pay your car tax while waiting for your logbook. If you have purchased a brand new car and you are the first owner, dealers usually arrange for payment for your car tax. Most of the time your car tax is included along with the price of your car and any registration fee that is to be levied.
In the case of a second-hand car, if the dealer does not arrange a logbook transfer to your name, you can do the same by contacting the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on their website. However, it is advisable to purchase a vehicle with an updated logbook to avoid fraud or the purchase of a stolen car.
However, in the absence of a logbook or V5, your car will be declared as SORN; Statutory Off-Road Notification until the new logbook arrives which can take up to a few weeks’ time. Your initial fine will be £80 which is due to be paid in the next 28 days. If you are unable to do so within the given time, this fine may be increased to £1,000.
How Can I Apply For A Log Book?
You can apply for your car’s logbook or V5 online through the DVLA website or through the post. It usually takes 6 weeks for your new logbook to be delivered.
Payments can be made through local post offices registered for car tax. You may use a debit card, credit card or direct debit facility to make your car tax payment(s).
You must apply for a V5 immediately for a fee of £25, in case you have not done so. Not carrying your logbook can lead to a penalty being charged by the DVLA.
Informing the DVLA of the need for a new logbook is essential for all new car owners or those who have been transferred ownership of the car.
What Is A V11 Reminder For Car Tax?
If you have purchased or registered a car to your name, you will be required to apply for a Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Otherwise, the DVLA will send you a V11 reminder to do so. The purpose of this reminder is to set up your vehicle tax. You will receive an annual reminder to renew your car tax.
The V11 reminder is divided into three sections. Section 1 shows the name of the person in whose name the vehicle is registered, their address, the registration number of the vehicle as well as the date when the current tax is due to expire. Section 2 states the option for paying the tax, registering the car as SORN (if it is not going to be used) or stating that you are no longer in possession (or ownership) of the car. Section 3 indicates the modes of payment for your car tax. You can choose to make the payment online, through phone or a local post office that is registered to deal with car tax.
How Is Car Tax Paid In The UK?
Car owners receive a reminder from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency around three weeks before their vehicle tax is about to expire. This is called a V11 reminder. This letter can be taken to the nearest local post office which has car tax facilities and used as a reference to pay your car tax. If a vehicle owner loses their V11 letter, they can use their 11 digit reference number from their logbook known as V5C.
To pay your car tax online from the post office, you will need the following documents;
- Your V11 letter
- An MOT test certificate
- The amount of payment mentioned in the V11 letter
If you have misplaced your V11 letter or your V5C, your car tax can still be renewed through the local post office.
At this time, you should also apply for a new Registration Certificate using a V62 application form A for £25
What Happens If Someone Does Not Pay Car Tax?
If a vehicle owner fails to pay their car tax, they may face an initial fine of up to £80 reminding you to clear your tax dues within 28 days. If you fail to pay the fine within the given time, this fine can increase to up to £1000 and the defaulting party be taken to court.
However, if you do not intend to run your car on public roads, you are not required to pay your car tax. Instead, you should apply for Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) through your local post office dealing with car tax.
Who Has To Pay Road Tax In The UK?
Anyone with a roadworthy vehicle in the UK is required to pay road tax (also referred to as car tax, vehicle tax or road fund license. This is a mandatory, annual payment enforced by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency. The amount due on a vehicle owner depends on the type of vehicle they drive as well as the level of CO2 emissions from their car.
The following vehicles are exempt from road tax:
- Cars used by a disabled person
- Disabled passenger vehicles
- Electric vehicles
- Historic vehicles
- Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs
- Mowing machines
- Steam vehicles
- Vehicles used for agriculture, horticulture and forestry
You can check vehicle tax online to confirm if your car has been taxed.
How Much Road Tax Do I Have To Pay In The UK?
Road tax or Vehicle Excise Duty in the UK is calculated on the basis of a few factors including the engine size and CO2 emissions of the car.
However, the UK road tax system is divided across two separate rates. The first-rate applies during the first year of a car on the road when its CO2 emissions are also accounted for while calculating the tax rate. It may range from £0 for zero-emission cars to £2,245 for cars that emit 255g/km or more.
From the second year onwards, the CO2 emissions will not account for road tax, rather the original cost of the car will be considered for calculations.
Cars that are valued at or above £40,000 will be taxed a further £335 annual supplement that runs for five years. After this time-lapse, they will be taxed at the current tax rate applicable during the tax term.
The current (2021-22) road tax is set at a flat rate of £155. This is an increase from £150 in the 2020/2021 financial year) to adjust for inflation. There’s a £10 annual discount for alternatively fuelled vehicles such as hybrids, mild hybrids and plug-in hybrids. Therefore, their owners pay £145 annually.
Through this article we have come to know that the V62 form can either be obtained online through the DVLA website and submitted at a local post office dealing with car tax or car owners may simply visit the relevant post office and request a V62 form to proceed with obtaining their vehicle logbook. In the absence of a vehicle logbook (V5), the V62 form is a car owner’s only proof of vehicle ownership and a copy of this form will be helpful while one receives their V5 or V5C.
FAQs: Can I Take V62 To The Post Office?
Where do I send my V62 form?
The V62 form has to be sent to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency at DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DD. If you have not paid your application fee online, you will also be required to add a cheque or postal order for £25 addressed to DVLA Swansea along with the V62 form.
Can you fill out a V62 form online?
Yes, you can fill out a V62 form online if you have access to software that edits PDFs. However, you may still be required to take a print and send the form through local post to the DVLA office.
How do I pay my V62 form?
You can pay for your V62 form through any of the following ways:
- Debit/credit card
- Direct Debit
- Postal Order
Can I tax my car at the post office without a V5C?
Yes, you can tax your care at the post office without a V5C if you can provide your V11 letter or your MOT test certificate.
How long does it take to get V5 after sending V62?
It usually takes the DVLA between 4 to 6 weeks to send you a V5 after receiving a V62 form. If vehicle owners do not receive their V5 after 6 weeks of submitting their V62 form, they may contact the DVLA for a follow-up.