How to Renew Road Tax at a Post Office

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How to Renew Road Tax at a Post Office
Valid road tax is a legal requirement in the United Kingdom. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

If you have received a car tax disc reminder form in the United Kingdom, also known as a V11, you can apply for renewed road tax at certain Post Office branches. A valid road tax disc is a legal requirement for driving in the UK; if you are caught without a valid tax disc you face a fine, wheel clamping or crushing of your vehicle. Your car insurance is also invalidated by not displaying a valid tax disc. Renewing your UK road tax at a Post Office will only take a few minutes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Car tax disc reminder form (V11)
  • Valid insurance certificate or cover note
  • Valid MOT (if specified on your V11)
  • Valid exemption certificate (if exempt from road tax)
  • Payment method

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Gather the required documents and payment method. If you do not receive a V11 tax disc reminder in the post you will need to bring your vehicle registration document (V5C) or, if you purchased the car in the last eight weeks, the tear-off portion of the V5C/2 form.

  2. 2

    Visit a motor vehicle license issuing Post Office (see Resources for a branch finder).

  3. 3

    Pay the appropriate amount of tax for your vehicle (see Resources for a list of prices). The Post Office accepts cheques payable to "Post Office Limited," debit cards, credit cards, cash, Post Office saving stamps, Postal Order and sterling traveller's cheques.

  4. 4

    Wait for your new road tax disc to arrive in the post. Display it inside your windscreen as soon as it arrives.

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