You need to notify DVLA if you have your car wrapped in vinyl

21 October 2014

As of April this year, vehicle owners who decide to have their cars wrapped in vinyl, will have to notify DVLA officially by completing section 7 of the registration certificate V5C.

It wasn’t previously considered as a permanent alteration and therefore there was no need to inform the authorities. The register maintained by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) exists to assist in revenue collection, road safety and law enforcement; therefore it is essential that these records are accurate and up to date. It is DVLA’s view that by covering the entire vehicle in coloured adhesive/vinyl wrap, the colour change should be updated on their records.

If you had your vehicle wrapped, be aware that it is your responsibility to fill in the appropriate section of V5C and return it to DVLA Swansea SA99 1BA at your earliest convenience.

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