Registered car ownership with DVLA


Owners data via CarVeto and DVLA


CarVeto database receives thousands of queries each month relating to car ownership. Demand has spiked during recent years since DVLA registered keeper data was excluded from the V5.

Before May 2018, the previous owner’s name and address was printed at the bottom of the V5C registration document – commonly known as the V5C log book.

Learn more about how DVLA made this historic change to car documentation.

DVLA Change Car Ownership

Enter a vehicle registration (number plate)
Example KX63TWF

Getting registered keepers information from DVLA

You may want to get the details of the previous owner of your vehicle. Good reasons include:

  • Find out when the car was last serviced (this may have been excluded from the rubber-stamped service book)
  • How often the previous owner serviced the car
  • If the car had any major mechanical faults
  • When the cambelt was replaced (this is often the number one reason due to the expense of a replacement belt)
  • Other legal reasons


CarVeto offers the nearest data for car ownership. The car ownership data includes information like:

  • Date of sale and purchase of the previous owner
  • Date of purchase of the existing owner
  • Date of registration
  • Car age
  • Date of reg
  • Previous keepers’ ownership history table
  • The area postcode (not exact postcode) or city/region where the car was registered with DVLA via the V5C logbook.

Plus, there is a unique MOT advisory check and MOT history report that clearly outlines tests, dates and advisory items that are not readily available in the public domain without the V5C logbook number of MOT test numbers.


Related guides

This brief car ownership video explains what’s included with every car previous owners check from CarVeto.