Question: When Did Log Books Change?

Are old v5c still valid?

Motorists who still have the old V5C blue vehicle registration certificate (log book) are encouraged to swap it for a new red V5C for free.

DVLA has now completed automatic roll out of the red vehicle registration certificate ( V5C )..

What does Date of last v5c log book issued mean?

The V5C is a paper document issued by the DVLA to the registered keeper of a vehicle and is used to confirm proof of ownership and the specific details of a vehicle. It’s also used to inform the DVLA of a change of ownership, a change of name and address, or if a vehicle has been modified, scrapped or written-off.

When did v5 change red?

The V5C itself is a four page document that was blue in colour until 2012. Since then, all V5 documents are red, due to the theft of a number of blank certificates in 2006.

Are car log books still issued?

The V5C document itself will remain in paper format – unlike tax discs and the driving licence paper counterpart. However, once you’ve exchanged the V5C/2, informed the DVLA electronically of the registered keeper changes, and received confirmation of the change, the DVLA advises you to destroy the old V5C document.

Can I tax my car without a log book?

Can you tax a car without the V5C logbook? No. You cannot tax your vehicle if you do not have a V5C logbook. You can only tax the vehicle if you are the owner, as a V5C only proves you are the registered keeper of said vehicle.

Can I change my v5c owner online?

To transfer ownership online you’ll need to complete a form on the DVLA website. To do this you need the details of the new owner, you’ll need the 11-digit reference number from the car’s V5C. Once the online form is completed and submitted you’ll receive an email confirmation.