The 'Check by number plate (VRM)' option below shows you how we classify your vehicle according to our database. If you believe that we have classified your vehicle incorrectly, please register it.

Articulated lorries

Articulated lorries

Over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Oct 2006.

A lorry

Lorries

Over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Oct 2006.

Flatbed lorries

Flatbed lorries

Over 3.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Oct 2006.

A coach

Coaches

Over 5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Oct 2006.

Larger vans

Larger vans

1.205 tonnes unladen to 3.5 gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Jan 2002.

A minibus

Minibuses

5 tonnes or less gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Jan 2002.

Smaller vans

Smaller vans

1.205 tonnes unladen to 3.5 gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Jan 2002.

A horsebox

Horseboxes

Over 1.205 tonnes unladen vehicle weight.
May need to take action depending on registration date.

Motorised caravans

Motorised caravans

Over 2.5 tonnes gross vehicle weight.
May need to take action depending on registration date.

Light 4x4 utilities

Light 4x4 utilities

1.205 tonnes unladen to 3.5 gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Jan 2002.

Pickup truck

Pickups

1.205 tonnes unladen to 3.5 gross vehicle weight.
Registered as new before 1 Jan 2002.