DVLA introduces new logbook address change system
Drivers can now change the address on their vehicle’s logbook completely online, the DVLA has revealed.
Under the new system, drivers will see the time they have to wait for an address change to be processed drastically reduced from six weeks to just five working days.
According to DVLA figures, around 1.4 million paper applications were received last year for a change of address on logbooks, so the new system will allow owners to do so immediately.
To change the address, motorists will need the vehicle’s registration number, logbook document reference number and the post code, with the process taking about two minutes to complete.
Julie Lennard, DVLA chief executive, said: “We’re launching this service at a time when online services are becoming even more vital to help people get back on the road. This new online service is quicker and easier than sending your log book to DVLA so if you’ve just moved home try the service and see how simple it is.”
This service bolsters the DVLA’s online offerings and comes in addition to motorists’ ability to change the address on their licence online. However, the change of address service is only available between 7am and 7pm each day, in line with the vehicle management system that allows motorists to let the DVLA know they’ve sold a vehicle.