Need help or advice about registering a vehicle then call the SORN phone number
SORN stands for the ‘Statutory Off-Road Notification’ of a vehicle, meaning one which is kept within a garage, on a drive or private land and is not used on public roads.
Applying for a SORN online
Online SORN application can be done via www.gov.uk/make-a-sorn and requires some basic information including some of the following.
The 16 digit reference number on your V11 vehicle tax renewal letter. Please note, if you do not have a V11 reminder letter to hand, relevant details can be found on your vehicle registration certificate. In addition, the 11 digit log book (V5C) reference number is also required when applying online.
New Vehicle Keeper?
If you are a new vehicle keeper it is important to note that the SORN application process requires a V890 form – details of which can be found at www.gov.uk/dvlaforms
Registering a SORN by post
Applications for SORN must be made by post if:
- You are a new keeper & have received a V5C registration certificate within the past month
- If you are not yet registered as the vehicle’s keeper
It is useful to know that if travelling abroad, SORN application can be made up to two calendar months in advance – registration requires a V890 form and a letter of explanation.
Not registering for a SORN can result in a penalty in the form of a fine. If you have received such a notice and would like to know what to do next why not email the DVLA? Simply click onto www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla and follow the email options. Remember you can also enquire by telephone between the hours of 8am and 7pm on a Monday to Friday and from 8am and 2pm on a Saturday.
Contacting the DVLA SORN team
If you need to get in touch with the SORN contact team, you can do so through a variety of different methods in addition to their phone number. For postal correspondence, you can send letters to the following address:
If you wish to make a general enquiry, you can write to the DVLA via the following address:
Drivers Customer Services
Calling to register a SORN
It is also possible to register for a SORN via phone or textphone, lines are open from 8am until 7pm Monday to Friday and from 8am until 2pm on a Saturday.
Are you aware that you can email the DVLA in response to a SORN confirmation letter, to ascertain information regarding SORN fines, to register a SORN or to make any general SORN enquiries? To send your email please visit www.gov.uk/contact-the-dvla, alternatively to speak to a member of the DVLA team please call the contact number provided between 8am and 7pm Monday to Friday or from 8am until 2pm on a Saturday.