From: Bob Scott on 7 Apr 2010 11:06
Adrian <toomany2cvs(a)gmail.com> writes
>Tosspot <Frank.Leake(a)gmail.com> gurgled happily, sounding much like they
>>>> The reason I ask is I have a couple of SOBs that haven't been taxed in
>>>> a loooooong time, that I never have to SORN. I'm not sure what the
>>>> cutoff date is though.
>>> You theoretically don't need to SORN 'em if they haven't changed
>>> registered keeper or been taxed since the introduction of SORN - early
>> Odd, I get regular threats of court for not renewing my SORN annually.
><fx: points to "theoretically">
From past experience, if a bike hasn't been taxed since before the
introduction of SORN DVLA wont let you declare SORN on it.
Or that was the way it worked when I acquired a parts XLV a few years
back - tried to SORN it & got told I couldn't.
They've never chased me up for it not being either SORNed or taxed and
they certainly weren't slow at chasing me when I forgot to reSORN the
From: Oily on 7 Apr 2010 14:10
"Ross" <ross(a)redtreeorchard.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> "Dave Emerson" <Dave_dot_Emerson(a)LineOne.net> wrote in message
> > "Ross" <ross(a)redtreeorchard.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
> > news:Q-6dnVVmmMvm-SHWnZ2dnUVZ7rydnZ2d(a)bt.com...
> >> You could try checking the vehicle status here...
> >> Click on "vehicle enquiry", enter the details and see what comes up. My
> >> old Honda that has been off the road for years, and before all this
> >> stuff started, is shown as "unlicensed". I think if your turbo doesn't
> >> show SORN you shouldn't need to do any more...if it does you'll need to
> >> contact them.
> > Your url doesn't work as it's linked to a specific session.
> > Try http://www.taxdisc.direct.gov.uk and select Vehicle Enquiry.
The relevant point of checking on the Vehicle Enquiry is that it gives you
the 'Date of Liability' which is the date it needs to be SORNed or licensed
by, or if it's not been taxed since before 1998 and you've got a V5C it will
say 'Unlicensed' and if you lost the number it will say 'No record'
From: Austin Shackles on 15 Apr 2010 17:15
On or around Wed, 07 Apr 2010 10:08:41 +0100, Champ <news(a)champ.org.uk>
enlightened us thusly:
>My Garage Manager  tells me that I need to renew the SORN for my
>750 turbo. I've not received a reminder from DVLA.
>On the DVLA web site, it asks me to enter the 11 digit reference
>number from the V5. Unfotunately, the example document shown on the
>site is the 'modern' V5C (the gatefold style), and my document is the
>older single piece of paper style. There is a reference number shown
>on the doc, which is 11 digits (4+3+4) [shown in the bottom right
>section of the blue section, and again in the red section], but when I
>enter this into the web site, it says it doesn't match to any vehicle.
>I've called the DVLA number (the one with a human being behind it),
>but "Due to a high volume of calls..." etc
have you got the renewal notice thingy? There's a ref number on that too.
In that case, it's a 16-digit number. I've a vague recollection that the
13-digit number is something else. Failing that, I'm pretty sure there's
still a paper form to declare sorn which you can download and print.
From: Austin Shackles on 15 Apr 2010 17:17
On or around Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:40:13 +0100, Tosspot
<Frank.Leake(a)gmail.com> enlightened us thusly:
>> Simon Wilson <siwilson(a)nodamnspamn.hotmail.com> gurgled happily, sounding
>> much like they were saying:
>>> The reason I ask is I have a couple of SOBs that haven't been taxed in a
>>> loooooong time, that I never have to SORN. I'm not sure what the cutoff
>>> date is though.
>> You theoretically don't need to SORN 'em if they haven't changed
>> registered keeper or been taxed since the introduction of SORN - early
>Odd, I get regular threats of court for not renewing my SORN annually.
if it's been off the road since before SORN, I think he meant.