In Essence there are 3 ways that you can SORN your car. So if you are planning on declaring your car SORN then you can refer to one these methods if you wish to do so.
The 3 Methods are
You can SORN your car online quite easily on the DVLA website.
There are a couple of options that you could opt for:
- You could SORN your car Immediately just by using an 11-digit document reference number that is located on the Vehicle Log book.
- You can also use a 16-digit number that you can get from the tax reminder that is sent to you on The First Day of the following Month
The post method is best suited if the vehicle has just been purchased by you and is not yet transferred to your name.
To apply by post you will need to duly fill up the V890 DVLA SORN application form which you can get on the link below:
Once you have downloaded and filled up the form, you will need to send it to the address below
DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR
Make sure you put in the date for when the expected start date of SORN status would be and also when the vehicle will be taken off the road.
SORN declaration after a month of notification
This is an option which is rarely used. However in this case you will need to include a brief letter with your form informing why the delay was caused on your end.
By Telephone you will need to call the DVLA on their direct number 0300 123 4321 for a SORN statement of intent.
We have mentioned a few Notes on SORN below, Hope they are useful
- You will most definitely get a Road Tax Refund of a full month.
- Just in case your car has already been sold, you will not need to declare a SORN but you will need to notify the DVLA of the sale or transfer of the car.
- Under no circumstance can you backdate a SORN
You can choose when you need to get SORN. For instance you can get it immediately, for that you will only require an 11-digit Document Reference Number that is located on the Vehicle logbook. If you want it on the first day of the month then you will need a 16-digit road tax reminder number or v11 number Choose when you need SORN
Is it possible for me to SORN my car even though I have a wrong address on the Vehicle log book?
If you have the newer version of the Vehicle log book you will need to complete section 3 and if you have the older version of the logbook you will need to complete section 6 and send this along with the duly filled V890 form to the DVLA
If the car is not registered in my name can I still get SORN?
In this case you will need to submit the Completed V5C logbook to be able to transfer the registered keeper information along with a completed V890 form
Once a car has been declared SORN, can it be driven?
Plain and simple the answer is No, If you do drive the car and will most likely be caught, there are sizeable fines. However, the only time you can drive a SORN car is when you are driving it to a pre-arranged MOT test or repair garage.
Is it at all possible to SORN my car even though I do not have a Vehicle logbook?
If you do not have the Vehicle log book then you will not be able to apply online as you will not have access to the either the V5 Document reference number from the logbook nor will you have the tax reminder letter.
If you do not have the vehicle logbook you will need to duly fill up or complete the V62 logbook application form along with the SORN V890 application form and send it to the DVLA.
Something you should keep in mind is that a new V5C logbook costs £25.00
How much does it cost to SORN a car?
It does not cost any money to SORN a car, It is a free service. In fact you may end up getting a refund from the DVLA and the refund would be any road tax that is remaining