How we work

We hold around two million registration records, although these are only a fraction of the total number which have existed. We can carry out a search on your behalf and provide you with a digital copy if the search is successful. The fee for doing this is £20.

  1. It is best to check our listing of Surviving Motor Taxation Records to see if we hold the registration sequence for your number.
  2. Email us at detailing your query.
  3. We will email you an invoice for payment.
  4. Following payment, we will carry out the search usually within 10 working days and send you the results.

We can also accept queries by post at: Kithead Transport Archive, 8 De Salis Drive, Hampton Lovett, Droitwich Spa, WR9 0QE. Sorry, but we cannot handle telephone queries.

If the result of the search is negative, for example if a particular index card is missing or there is no information on the card, then we will advise you of this. In this circumstance, we will have carried out a search and so the fee cannot be returned.

In certain circumstances, we can issue a Certified Copy of the card which can be used when requesting the restoration of a number with the DVLA. A further payment is required for this service.