Receiving fines or correspondence for a vehicle you do not own
If you are receiving fines or correspondence for a vehicle you no longer own or have never owned, it's important that you respond as soon as possible. By doing so, you can avoid being sent any further items.
What you need to do
You may have received fines or correspondence from the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA). Use the following information to help you deal with the fines or correspondence that you've received from DVA:
- return the correspondence to the office that issued it; their address will be on the correspondence
- quote the vehicle registration mark, make and model
- give the exact date of sale or transfer and the name and address of the person to whom you sold or transferred the vehicle
- if you do not have these details or if you have never owned the vehicle, you should explain this in your letter and give as much information as possible
- the DVA is unable to accept these details by telephone or email
- keep a copy of the correspondence for reference
On receipt of the information the DVA will update their records and send written confirmation to you - keep this confirmation for your records.
In the meantime you should:
- ensure that you return any fines or correspondence to the authority that issued it
- inform them that you have sold or transferred the vehicle
- give them as much information as possible
- keep a copy of the correspondence for your reference.