About Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

We’re the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) holding over 49 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records. We collect around £6 billion a year in vehicle excise duty (VED).

We’re an executive agency of the Department for Transport (DfT). Located in Swansea, we're one of the largest employers in South Wales with over 6,000 staff.

We're responsible for:

• recording driver endorsements, disqualifications and medical conditions
• issuing photocard driving licences
• issuing vehicle registration certificates to vehicle keepers
• taking enforcement action against vehicle tax evaders
• registering and issuing tachograph cards
• selling DVLA personalised registrations
• helping the police and intelligence authorities deal with crime
• providing anonymised data to those who have the right to use the service