You can now get a duplicate log book (V5C) online. Using the new online service is much quicker and easier than sending a paper application.

The new online service launched this week by DVLA can slash the time it takes to receive a duplicate log book (V5C) from 6 weeks to just 5 days.

The ‘Get a vehicle log book (V5C)’ service is the latest DVLA online service.

This is the second online service DVLA has launched in the last 4 months, following the change address on vehicle log book service which was launched in June and has been used more than 300,000 times.

Julie Lennard, DVLA Chief Executive, said: “DVLA’s new online service to apply for a duplicate log book is quick and easy to use and means customers who have unfortunately either lost or damaged theirs will receive their new document within a matter of days”.

Dealers who need to apply for a duplicate (V5C) log book should go online to It costs £25 for a duplicate log book whether you go online or apply by post.

The new online service adds to existing services on GOV.UK including: tell us you’ve sold a vehicle; apply for, renew or replace a driving licence; change the address on your driving licence.