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DVLA information and main telephone numbers

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is the UK Government organisation responsible for maintaining databases of drivers and of vehicles in the UK. Primarily, they issue driving licences and direct the collection of vehicle excise duty (road tax). They are also the original issuers of vehicle registrations and are responsible for defining the regulations for the use of private number plates.

The DVLA headquarters are based in Swansea. It was formally known as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre (DVLC). A network of offices around the UK provides the most common services. The equivalent in Northern Ireland is the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Northern Ireland (DVLNI).

The main DVLA information can be found below.

DVLA opening hours

8:00 am - 8:30 pm Monday to Friday

8:00 am - 5.30 pm on Saturday

Outside these times you can listen to a range of messages covering the most popular questions asked on driver and vehicle licensing and vehicle registration.

Driver enquiries

Telephone: 0870 240 0009

Address: Drivers Customer Services (DCS) Correspondence Team DVLA Swansea SA6 7JL

Information can be found at http://www.dvla.gov.uk/drivers.aspx

Vehicle enquiries

Telephone: 0870 240 0010

Address: Vehicle Customer Services (VCS) DVLA Swansea SA99 1AR

Information can be found at http://www.dvla.gov.uk/vehicles.aspx

Common number for all local DVLA offices: 0870 850 0007

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