I laid my car up way before the start of the SORN scenario so didn't have to
faff about with sorting out car tax status - not sure when the Historic bit came in.
(No one was legally obliged to get in the SORN loop if car is laid
up before Jan 31 199
Now I got my mot and insurance I've found out the car needs
to be 'registered' as 'Historic' according to Form INF34 to get
the free road tax.
Fair enough, BUT the form says I have to take all docs to local
office (in the city centre WTF) so they can presumably look at em.
Hang on though, I've checked and the new style log book HAS the
date of registration (1961) and the MOT and insurance have
checked out online ( I tested it on DVLA so it's all sorted).
WHY do they want me to show the paperwork!?!?!?!
They issued the log book so why do they need me show em
what is on THEIR system
Has anyone done it on the phone??
I really can't be tooled to go and sit in an office all friggin day.
This is from the INF34 Form
How you tax your vehicle in the Historic Vehicle tax class
The first time you tax a vehicle in the Historic Vehicle tax class you must apply to a DVLA local office.
Theaddress of your nearest local office can be found:
• on the website Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) contacts : Directgov - Directories
• by phoning 0300 123 1277 (you will be asked to give your postcode)
DVLA local offices are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 9.30am to 5pm on the second Wednesday of every month.
The documents you will need to produce
• Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C) – This must clearly show a date of registration or manufacture of the vehicle before *1 January 1973. If you do not have a V5C or if you think the age shown is incorrect, you will need to produce a dating certificate from a vehicle enthusiasts club or evidence from the vehicle manufacturer.
*Note: Where a V5C indicates that the vehicle was registered up to and including 7 January 1973, we will let you register it as a Historic Vehicle.
• An appropriate test certificate (if applicable)
• A valid insurance certificate
• A filled in ‘Application for a tax disc’ (V10) which you can get from Motoring forms : Directgov - Do it online,
Post Office® branches that issue tax discs or a DVLA local office.