Pay a DVLA Fine Online
DVLA has just made some new additions to their Pay a DVLA fine service. The service, launched in 2016 allows customers to pay vehicle-related fines online. Building on its success, the service has now been extended and enhanced, allowing customers to deal with a broader range of fines more easily, and sort out their vehicle tax, all at the same time.
Fines issued to vehicle keepers that are caught using an untaxed or uninsured vehicle on the public road were, until recently, paid using a paper process. Following customer feedback that paying a fine in this way was an administrative burden, the facility to pay online has been made available.
As well as increasing the range of fines that can be paid online, the way that the digital service links up with other parts of GOV.UK has been enhanced. Up until recently, the online service for paying a fine was separate from the online service to tax your vehicle. This meant after a fine was paid, customers needed to find their vehicle registration document and head to a different service to pay their tax.
Again, feedback indicated that this process wasn’t as smooth as it could have been. So the services has been redesigned with these two parts of the process linked together. Once you’ve paid the fine, the system automatically redirects you to the ‘Tax your vehicle’ service page, without the need to have your registration document to hand.