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Registering your Class 3 Scooter or Powerchair with the DVLA

Do I need to Register & TAX my Mobility Vehicle? – If you have a class 3 Mobility Vehicle, the DVLA requires you to register it with them.

What is a class 3 Mobility Vehicle? – It is a Vehicle (Scooter or Powerchair)  that is between 113.5 to 150kgs in weight and can travel faster than 4mph BUT no faster than 8mph. It must also be fitted with a switch, or programmed to be able to limit the maximum speed to 4mph so the vehicle can be used on footpaths, and pedestrian areas.

How to register a NEW class 3 Mobility Vehicle – Most new vehicles will arrive from the manufacturer with the paperwork you need to register them – this is often found in the box with the charger. This form is called a V55/4. If your vehicle des not arrive with this paperwork, or if you misplace it, you can obtain another, which can be ordered for FREE from the DVLA by clicking here. You may also wish to download the DVLA guide INF210 to help you to fill this paperwork out.

How to register a USED class 3 Mobility Scooter – You may need to complete a V55/5 if the used vehicle you are buying has not been previously registered. The form can be ordered for FREE from the DVLA by clicking here. You may also wish to download the DVLA guide INF211 to help with filling the paperwork out.

Do I need a number plate? – When you register with DVLA you will be given a registration number in the same way as registering a car. However, unlike a car there is currently no legal requirement to display a number plate.

Do I have to display the TAX disc – No, since 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc no longer needs to be displayed on a vehicle.

How much will the TAX cost? – Road TAX for class 3 Mobility Vehicles is currently FREE.

Should I have insurance? – Although it is not a legal requirement, it is strongly advised to have insurance. Suitable schemes are not too expensive and are available to cover your personal safety, other people’s safety and the value of the vehicle.

Who should I call for more help – For further information please call the DVLA on 0300 790 6802

 

 

Registering your Class 3 Scooter or Powerchair with the DVLA
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