How to pay your car tax online

All vehicles, unless they have a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN) certificate, are required, by law, to display a tax disc.

An easy way to obtain a tax disc for your vehicle is by applying online.

To buy a new tax disc or renew your current tax disc online, you must be the registered keeper of the vehicle and all your details (your name, address and vehicle details) must be up to date with the DVLA. You can renew your car tax online any day from the 5th of the month that it is due to expire.

How Do I Pay Online?

To pay for your car tax online you should visit You will need your V11 reminder letter or V5C registration certificate and you must ensure that you have valid insurance and an MOT certificate that will be valid when the tax disc starts. You will need a credit or debit card to pay for your vehicle tax online. There will be a £2.50 service charge if you use a credit card but no charge for using your debit card.

After applying for your tax disc online you should receive your new tax disc in the post within 5 working days.

How to claim disability car tax exemption online

You can renew a disabled car tax disc online in the same way you would a regular car tax disc, by visiting You will not need a debit or credit card as a tax disc is free in these circumstances, however you will need your Certificate of Entitlement, or exemption certificate DLA404, MHS330 or WPA0442.

You’re entitled to a Certificate of Entitlement or exemption certificate if you receive either the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or War Pensioners Mobility Supplement. If you receive either of these but do not have a certificate of entitlement or an exemption certificate you should contact the disability benefits helpline or the Disability Living Allowance Unit.

Unfortunately it is not possible to use the online service if you’re taxing a particular vehicle in the disabled tax class for the first time. To do this you will have to visita Post Office branch that issues tax discs.