Getting replacement MOT certificates

MOT records are now officially held online so you don’t always need the piece of paper you are given after the test.

However, if you have lost yours and need a copy, you have three options:

  • Look it up online to view the expiry date and test result history (free)
  • Download a copy of the latest certificate online (free)
  • Visit any MOT station to get a copy of the latest certificate (up to £10)

Look it up online

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Visit www.gov.uk/check-mot-history and enter the registration number. This will show you the expiry date of the current MOT and all test results back to 2005. There is no charge for this service.

Download a copy

Visit
www.gov.uk/replacing-lost-damaged-mot-certificate and enter the registration number to see all test results back to 2005. Alongside the latest pass result (see image above) is a link to ‘view test certificate’ where you be asked to enter the V5 (logbook) reference number. After this, you will be able to view and print the full certificate. This service is free.

Visit a testing station

Any MOT testing station can print the latest certificate. But, you will need to take the V5 (logbook) if it is not the same place that did the test and they can charge you up to £10. Duplicate certificates from Lutterworth MOT Centre are £5.

If you ask at the testing station that did do the test, they won’t need to see the V5.

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