Saying Goodbye to the Paper Tax Disc


To find you the best possible plate, we are now searching over 60,000,000 entries this could take upto 30 seconds.


Here you can stay up to date with the latest developments in the private number plate industry, including updates on private registrations, reg transfers and developments relating to the DVLA. We will also provide news updates on private plates that have made their way into the media spotlight.

Saying Goodbye to the Paper Tax Disc29-Jul-2014

As of 1st October 2014, drivers will no longer need to place their tax disc on their car’s windscreen, but vehicles must still be taxed and the DVLA will continue to send out renewal reminders. The display of paper tax discs on vehicles in the UK began in 1921, so it’s been a common task for motorists for nearly a century.


The change by government means that when you’re buying a car, the tax is no longer transferred with the vehicle. Instead, new owners must get new vehicle tax before they can drive the car. This also means that the individual selling the vehicle automatically gets a refund for any full calendar months left on the vehicle tax.


There are four ways in which you can tax a vehicle today; online, over the phone, by using the New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2) part of the vehicle registration certificate (V5C) or by visiting a Post Office branch.


Further information on the change can be found on the Government website, where you’re also able to check the tax status of any vehicle.