Motorists can get a duplicate log book (V5C) online in case theirs is lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
If no information needs to change in the log book, registered keepers can use DVLA’s online service to get a duplicate (https://www.gov.uk/vehicle-log-book) – the log book will be posted to the address DVLA has on its records.
Get a duplicate log book
You need to get a log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed by you or your insurance company.
You can get a duplicate log book online if you do not need to change anything in the log book. The log book will be posted to the address which the DVLA has on record.
There are other ways to get a log book if:
· your name or address have changed
· the vehicle details have changed
· you’ve bought, sold or transferred a vehicle
· you did not get a log book with your new vehicle
Apply for a duplicate log book online
You must be the registered keeper on the log book to apply online. The new log book will be received within 5 working days.
When you cannot use this service
You cannot use this service if:
· you need to change any of your details
· you do not have the vehicle in your possession
· you’ve already sent your log book (V5C) to the DVLA for changes to be made
· your vehicle is registered as part of the DVLA fleet scheme
· your vehicle is registered abroad, including the Channel Islands (Jersey and Guernsey), Isle of Man or Ireland
What it costs
The service usually costs £25. You can pay by credit or debit card.
You cannot get a refund once you’ve used the service.
To apply online you will need:
· registration number of the vehicle
· VIN/chassis number of your vehicle
· name and postcode registered on your log book