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Deal with vehicle after death

Deal with vehicle after death – car, motorcycle etc.

Keeping the vehicle – car van motorcycle

My husband died and I need to get the car transferred into my name. What do I do?

Provided you are the person entitled to the car under the Rules of Intestacy, or the executor of the Will acting on behalf of relevant beneficiary, and the vehicle has been dealt with as part of the estate, this is what you need to do.

Always bear in mind that the car insurance may no longer be valid after the insured person has died, so immediately notify the insurance company and make sure the vehicle is off the road if it is not fully taxed and insured.

If you have the V5C registration certificate:

· fill in section 6 ‘new keeper details’
· sign and date the ‘new keeper declaration’
· tear off and keep the green V5C/2 ‘new keeper’s supplement’

Send the V5C registration certificate to the DVLA (see below).

Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’s died and the date of death, and a copy of the Will (if possible) and death certificate – don’t forget to ask them to return it.  You should get a new registration certificate within 4 weeks of DVLA getting your letter and V5C.

The vehicle is being sold or transferred to a beneficiary.

The procedure is the same as above, except that the name of the person who the car is going to be owned by is named in Section 6 “new keeper details.”

The new keeper should get a new registration certificate within 4 weeks of DVLA getting your letter and V5C.

Selling to a motor trader

If you’ve got the V5C registration certificate you’ll need to:

  • fill in section 9 ‘sale/transfer to the motor trade’
  • get the motor trader to sign and date the same section
  • tear off this slip to return to DVLA
  • give the rest of the certificate to the motor trader

Send the slip to the DVLA Sensitive Casework Team. Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’d died and date of death.

If you don’t have the V5C registration certificate:

If the buyer agrees to buy it without a registration certificate, they’ll need to fill in form V62 and send it with the fee to DVLA.

You’ll then need to write a letter to the DVLA Sensitive Casework Team. Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’d died and date of death plus the date you sold the vehicle and the buyer’s name and address.  It is as well to include a copy of the Will and death certificate, though not essential.

Send the documents to:

Sensitive Casework Team
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1ZZ

You can download form V62 (PDF, 209KB) or get one from any Post Office or DVLA local office. m

 

Selling the vehicle
If you have the V5C registration certificate
You need to:

fill in section 6 ‘new keeper details’
get the buyer to sign and date the ‘new keeper declaration’
give the green V5C/2 ‘new keeper’s supplement’ to the buyer
Send the V5C registration certificate to the DVLA Sensitive Casework Team. Include a letter explaining your relationship to the person who’s died and date of death.
Sensitive Casework Team
DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1ZZ
The new keeper should get a new registration certificate within 4 weeks of DVLA getting your letter and V5C.

To contact the DVLA:

Telephone: 0300 790 6802
Text phone: 0300 123 1279
Fax: 0300 123 0798
Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm
Saturday, 8am to 2pm

Registration of a vehicle after death