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DVLA Updates Colour Change Wrap Advice

The DVLA have updated their advice regarding the registration of full colour change vehicle wraps.

The DVLA have previously not considered vehicle wrapping as a permanent alteration but have now changed the requirements to include vehicles that have had their colour changed by adhesive / vinyl wrap.

The following statement had been issued by the DVLA :-

The register maintained by the driver and vehicle licensing agency (DVLA) essentially exists to assist in revenue collection, road safety and law enforcement. The Police and other enforcement agencies rely on the DVLA record for all vehicles-related investigations. It is therefore paramount that the information stored on the vehicle register is accurate and up to date.

DVLA records details given by vehicle manufacturers at first registration. Any changes to the vehicles details must be notified to DVLA by law.

By covering the entire vehicle in a coloured adhesive/vinyl wrap, it is DVLA’s view that the colour change should be recorded. To notify a change of colour you should complete section 7 of the registration certificate V5C and return it to DVLA Swansea SA99 1BA. You should receive a replacement certificate within two to four weeks.

We would like to advice any owner of a vehicle that has had a full colour change wrap that they should inform the DVLA by completing the correct paperwork. Partial wraps and digital printed wraps do not appear to be affected.

For any further information can by obtained from the DVLA on 0843 515 8104.