Print Your Own MOT Certificate.
So, you’ve decided to sell you car. You’ve given it a good clean inside and out, topped up the oil and the screen wash and given the tyres a pump. The ‘FOR SALE’ sign is up, and the enquiries are coming in. Soon enough you’ve made your sale – congratulations!
And then you remember……the clear out you had a few months ago MIGHT have included your last MOT certificate because now it’s nowhere to be found (hangs head in hands)
Never fear – the DVSA have now made it possible for you to print off a copy of your own MOT certificate. All you need is your logbook number to do this – so long as that didn’t also make the chop in the spring clean attack (hopefully no head in hands here).
DVSA has launched a new free service that allows you to replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate online for FREE. The service can be used to get MOT certificate copies for cars, vans and motorcycles. Copies for lorries, buses and coaches will be available later in 2019, keep checking the Government website for updates.
What Do You Need To Print Your Own MOT Certificate?
You’ll need your vehicle’s registration and 11-digit vehicle logbook (VC5) reference number to request a copy on the online system (link below).
While it is still possible to get a copy MOT certificate from your MOT testing station, it will still carry a charge of up to £10.
To obtain a copy of your latest MOT certificate, visit www.gov.uk/replacing-lost-damaged-mot-certificate
So, while we advise that a secure filing system is best for all of your important documents, at least you can now rest assured that accidental clear outs, coffee spills, or a peckish dog won’t mean your MOT certificate is lost forever.