Tax and MOT exemption

The current government legislation states vehicles are exempt from paying vehicle tax or MOT testing and if:

However, there are circumstances where vehicles, which were registered after 1 January 1980* but were manufactured before this date, can also apply for exemption.  Reasons for this could include:

To assist, we can advise the month and year of manufacture of your vehicle. Please submit a ‘Research Enquiry’ by clicking here.  Please note, this information is provided by email which will not be accepted by vehicle licencing authorities.  If you require a formal document, to satisfy the requirements of the DVLA, only a Heritage Certificate will be accepted.

For the current and full government guidance on historic vehicle tax and MOT exemptions, please visit