DVLC and the DVLA ..what is the difference?
We get asked quite often what is the difference between the DVLC and the DVLA, the simple answer is nothing at all. You will still hear the term DVLC (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre) used to refer to the body that regulates vehicle registration in the UK, this is an old term that people will still use to refer to what is now known as the DVLA. The DVLC became the DVLA in 1990 and is now only usually known by the latter.
DVLA vehicle registration numbers consist of a string of alphanumeric characters which provide a unique identifying mark for each and every vehicle licensed to use British roads. The acrylic number plates used to display this identifying registration number must conform to certain standards and specification to ensure clarity and visibility. In recent years the regulations relating to the display of DVLA registrations have become much tighter in the authorities attempt to combat vehicle crime and traffic offences.
In addition to regulating the issue of vehicle registration numbers, the DVLA also deals with driving licenses and vehicle excise licenses, known as ‘road tax discs’.
The DVLA are also responsible for the issue of vehicle documentation, such as the V5C Registration Certificate, known by most people as a ‘log book’. Each and every vehicle on the highway must have a V5C.
The official DVLA headquarters is in Swansea, Wales, however there are also a number of local DVLA offices situated throughout the United Kingdom.
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