Hopefully the questions & answers below will help you decide if you need to register & TAX your Mobility Scooter with the DVLA
How to register a NEW class 3 Mobility Scooter – You need to complete a V55/4 form which can be ordered for FREE from the DVLA by clicking here You may also wish to download the DVLA guide INF210 to help with this process.
How to register a USED class 3 Mobility Scooter – You need to complete a V55/5 form which can be ordered for FREE from the DVLA by clicking here You may also wish to download the DVLA guide INF211 to help with this process.
Do I need to Register & TAX my Mobility Scooter? – Yes if you have a class 3 Mobility Scooter.
What is a class 3 scooter? – It is a scooter 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 to limit the maximum speed to 4mph so the scooter can be used on footpaths. Generally speaking class 3 scooters are large outdoor machines.
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 the number plate.
Do I have to display the TAX disc – No, From 1 October 2014, the paper tax disc will no longer need to be displayed on a vehicle.
How much will the TAX cost? – Road TAX for class 3 Mobility Scooters 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. Click here for more information on Mobility Insurance
Who should I call for more help – For further information please call the DVLA on 0300 790 6802