What is a subject access request to DVLA?

Authored by Marcus Rockey, covering the automotive sector for more than 30-years. Published 18th February 2023.

The DVLA holds certain information about you and your vehicle (which is registered in your name via the V5C DVLA logbook).

You can find the details on the DVLA database via the subject access request (SAR) form MIS1065.

Run an online check against your vehicle

Enter a registration number below
(number plate)

Your details

You have a legal right to request the personal information DVLA holds about you.

A ‘right of subject’ is governed by GDPR laws (General Data Protection Regulation).

Learn more on the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.

To access your information, you must provide proof of identity.

Subject access requests for names and addresses of previous owners

Due to data protection law, you cannot request information about a third-party individual, such as enquiring for the name and address of a vehicle’s previous owner. See the V888 form and learn more about DVLA vehicle owner check free services.

What information can I request?

  • A vehicle that used to be registered in your name
  • A vehicle currently registered in your name
  • Your driver record

The service is free and managed using an online form provided by DVLA.

Get information about your driver’s record

For access, you need to provide:

  • Your full name
  • Date of birth
  • Your current address. You must also give the address displayed on your driving licence if it is different to your current residence
  • Further information should you need to recover medical details referenced about your fitness to drive on the road

What information is provided in my driver’s record?

Related to your driving licence:

  • Penalty points
  • Driving bans
  • Disqualifications

If you currently live in Northern Ireland, you’ll need to access the Drive & Vehicle Agency (DVA). 

What information is provided about my vehicle?

For access, you’ll need to provide:

  • Full name
  • Current address as it’s displayed on your vehicle registration document (V5C or log book)
  • Vehicle registration (current number plate registered with DVSA)
  • The information you want, such as the date the vehicle was registered in your name, its date of registration in the UK or technical specifications

How to make a subject access request to the DVLA

You can send the form to this address:
Subject Access Request (SAR) Enquiries, DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1BX

You can also apply via webchat or on the phone.