MOT Status Check

It is now possible to carry out a free on-line MOT status check on your vehicle. It is also possible to search on other vehicles such as a used car you are looking to buy.

The service is provided by the DVSA, an executive agency of the Department of Transport.

The service allows you to find out:

  • When the last MOT was carried out.
  • The mileage at the time of testing.
  • When the current MOT certificate expires.

You can also use the information provided to cross check against any paper MOT certificates. This can reassure you that they are genuine certificates.

To carry out a status check you will need the following information to hand:

  • Vehicle registration number (as found on the V5C registration document).

Plus one of the following:

  • MOT test number. This can be found on the VT20 test certificate or the VT30 refusal certificate.
  • Document reference number from the V5C registration certificate.

Begin your MOT Status Check

When you are ready, click the start button below to begin your free MOT expiry check.

MOT Status Check Start Button


MOT History Check

It is also now possible to run a free on-line check on the MOT history of a vehicle. Only previous tests going back to 2005 are available as that was when the MOT system was computerised.

Using this service enables you to check:

  • Dates of previous tests.
  • Mileage recorded at the time of testing.
  • Which items failed the MOT test.

You can then verify the information provided by the service against any paper certificates you hold to verify they are genuine.

To carry out a MOT history check on-line you will need the following information to hand:

  • Vehicle registration number (as found on the V5C registration document).

Plus one of the following:

  • MOT test number. This can be found on the VT20 test certificate or the VT30 refusal certificate.
  • Document registration number found on the V5C registration document.

Begin your MOT History Check

When you have this information to hand, click the Start button below to begin your free MOT history check.

MOT History Check Start

Category: When Is My MOT Due