Vehicle Tax Contact Number

By Dan T on 31/01/2017 in Government

 0843 903 1115

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Call the Vehicle Tax Contact Number Today

Vehicle tax customer services are available on 0843 903 1115 all year round to be help you gain support, advice and more information on what constitutes tax payment and how much you need to clear. There is also a wealth of information available via the GOV.UK website.

The Vehicle Tax team are available to take your calls Monday to Friday 08:00 to 19:00, Saturday, 08:00 to 14:00.

What is Vehicle Tax?

If you operate a vehicle, be it a car, van, or motorcycle, in the UK – you are going to need to make sure that you are fully taxed. It is a legal requirement that you ensure your car, van or motorcycle is taxed. If there are any doubts, you can call the vehicle tax contact number on 0843 903 1115 to speak to a team member at DVLA.

Vehicle tax support and guidance is offered via the DVLA (the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority), the branch of government set up to handle all vehicle licensing, tax and more besides. This is just one wing of the services that have been streamlined via the GOV.UK website, making license applications and paying for tax all the more simple for UK road users.

Vehicle tax itself has, in fact, been simplified greatly in only the last few years. Previously, all drivers were required to display a physical tax disc in the vehicle window to show that their taxation was up to date. Now, however, the process has gone entirely online, meaning that you will now need to make sure that you keep your own records on taxation for sake-keeping.

To help you even further, we have included the direct contact number throughout this webpage and also alternative methods of contact for if you prefer to write rather than call, so that you can find the right person to speak to quickly and easily. If you are unable to get through on the above Vehicle Tax phone number you can try the official one on 0300 790 6802.

Why might I need to contact vehicle tax support?

While GOV.UK and the DVLA encourage drivers to use the website to update their tax, to make payments or to process queries, the vehicle tax helpline remains in place to ensure that everyone has the ability to speak to a member of staff directly should they need to.

This means that, if you wish to make payments or to check how much you owe, you only ever need to call the vehicle tax contact number on 0843 903 1115.

However, there are many ways in which you can contact the DVLA, and we have included the Vehicle Tax phone number in the above table. Here are just a few reasons why you may wish to get in touch with the team today.

  • General enquiries
  • Payments
  • Setting up payment plans
  • Website accessibility
  • Checking a vehicle’s taxation and history
  • Renewing tax
  • Making complaints
  • Appealing decisions made

The majority of queries can be handled directly by any team member at the DVLA. However, it is helpful to know that there are numbers available for you to call should you wish to.

The GOV.UK website also offers a helpful tax calculator program which enables you to work out the tax band under which your vehicle should be operating. This, arguably, will give you a much better idea of how much you need to be paying. This means that you can safely budget ahead of making any payments or setting up any repayment schedules.

Complaining about Vehicle Tax

Users of the GOV.UK website are encouraged to forward all relevant vehicle support questions via the helpline – which acts as the vehicle tax complaints telephone number of sorts. Otherwise, online help is available. As with other government departments, however, you are able to put a written complaint directly to the DVLA.

You can contact the department via their email system, or can even write to them directly at their headquarters in Swansea. We have included the postal address details for you at the bottom of this page.


How much vehicle tax will I need to pay?

This will depend upon the type of vehicle that you are running, and factors such as engine size, CO2 emissions and even the type of fuel being used. It must be noted, however, that certain types of car and other vehicles may even have their own tax bands, through which you can expect to be charged a relative amount.

If you need to work out how much your vehicle can expect to be taxed for, the GOV.UK website has a handy calculator and guide so that you may budget in advance for any eventuality.

When did the way in which vehicle tax is calculated change?

According to GOV.UK, any vehicles registered on or after 1st March 2001 are subject to banding based on fuel type and emissions – and there are further band changes set to take place in March 2017.

These new changes will ensure that the amount of tax you pay will be based more upon the CO2 emissions that are exhibited, meaning that, on the whole, smaller cars running a certain type of fuel will be expected to pay less than vans, lorries or other HGVs that consume considerable amounts of fuel.

What does vehicle tax pay for?

The answer isn’t precise – all tax goes directly to the government to help fund public services and projects. This means that, by taxing your road vehicle, you are in fact helping to pay towards road improvements, developments and otherwise. You essentially pay for the roads you drive on through the tax you offer each year.

How can I pay?

You can pay either by credit or debit card, or even by direct debit. One quick call to the vehicle tax contact number, or a browse through the GOV.UK website, will allow you to find the options available to you when clearing your tax. The payment system has also been streamlined, making it much easier for you to pay for what you owe. 

Contact vehicle tax support in other ways


Address (for all DVLA matters)

Vehicle Customer Services



SA99 1AR

DVLA email address

Please click here for more information on how to email the DVLA directly.

Social Media

You can connect with the DVLA directly via Twitter for more information and relevant news.

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