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.
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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
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
- Complete the MIS1065 SAR form provided by DVLA including enough identification
- Send by email to [email protected]
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.