What is the DVLA?

Millions of people across Britain correspond with the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) every year – this government department’s duties span registering new driving licences, renewing expired or soon-to-expire ones, and handling vehicular registration and taxation. All these duties makes the department very central to the UK’s drivers, who by law must hold a valid driver’s licence. If they’re a vehicle owner, the said motor must be certified, registered and roadworthy to legally operate, and must have a valid tax disc.

With responsibility in all these important areas falling to the DVLA, it isn’t hard to tell why the department’s name is recognised by virtually every motorist in the UK.