DVLA works alongside manufacturers, dealers, finance houses, insurance companies and the police at the heart of Britain’s automotive industry. Through properly controlled data release from the DVLA vehicle register we help each stakeholder fulfil its role in keeping motorists moving safely and legally.
In all matters regarding data release we act responsibly and in accordance with legislation.
Supporting responsible motorists
DVLA provides a wide range of services to the motor industry such as driver licensing, vehicle registration, special registration marks, vehicle taxation and motoring advice. By releasing information within the context of reasonable cause we help others operate more effectively for the benefit of all responsible motorists.
Making the roads safer
By enabling the police and other law enforcement agencies to access DVLA data quickly and easily we help keep the roads safer through the identification of unlicensed drivers and vehicles without valid road tax, insurance or MOT certification.
Non-personal vehicle data
This product consists of vehicle identifying information and is currently provided to 5 commercial organisations. The data includes vehicle registration mark, make, model and other vehicle specifications but does not include any personal information.
Many community benefits
Motorists have a responsibility to tax, insure and MOT their vehicles, abide by road traffic regulations and park according to the conditions set by the parking provider. Properly managed data release and our support for law enforcement helps control the costs of motoring, reduces vehicle related crimes, makes the motoring environment flow with greater efficiency and ultimately leads to more pleasant and secure communities.