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Terms and conditions

This page and any pages it links to explains MOT reminder service’s terms of use. You must agree to these to use the service.

Who we are

MOT reminder service is managed by Driver and Vehicle and Standards Agency (DVSA). DVSA will be referred to as ‘we’ from now on.

Using MOT reminder service

You agree to use the MOT reminder service only for lawful purposes. You must also use it in a way that doesn’t infringe the rights of, or restrict or inhibit the use and enjoyment of, this site by anyone else.

We update MOT reminder service all the time. We can change or remove content at any time without notice.

The MOT reminder service is voluntarily provided to remind vehicle owners of the MOT due date, or annual test due date for heavy goods and public service vehicles. It’s the vehicle owner’s responsibility to make sure their vehicle is roadworthy. We can’t be held responsible if you don’t receive an email or SMS message reminding of the vehicle’s MOT due date.

You must sign up with an email address or a mobile phone number you own or have permission to use.

You are only entitled to sign up for MOT reminders for vehicles you have a vested interest in.

If you change the registration number of the vehicle you have signed up for an MOT reminder, the MOT reminder service will update the subscription to the new registration number. This may take a few days from when DVLA confirms they have processed the registration number transfer. If you transfer your personalised registration number to a new vehicle, you should unsubscribe and sign up for an MOT reminder for the new vehicle.

We will automatically delete the MOT reminder subscription when the email address or a mobile phone number you’ve provided doesn’t exist or isn’t in service anymore.

Unsubscribing from MOT reminder service

You have to unsubscribe to stop getting reminders for a vehicle you’ve:

Unsubscribe by:

Your mobile phone company will charge you a standard network fee for sending a text message to unsubscribe from the MOT reminders service.

Linking to MOT reminder service

We welcome and encourage other websites to link to MOT reminder service.

You must contact us for permission if you want to either:

Linking from MOT reminder service

MOT reminder service links to websites that are managed by other government departments and agencies, service providers or other organisations. We don’t have any control over the content on these websites.

We’re not responsible for:

You agree to release us from any claims or disputes that may come from using these websites.

You should read all terms and conditions, privacy policies and end user licences that relate to these websites before you use them.

Using MOT reminder service content

Most content on the MOT reminder service is subject to Crown copyright protection and is published under the Open Government Licence (OGL).

Some content is exempt from the OGL - check the list of exemptions .

Departmental logos and crests are also exempt from the OGL, except when they form an integral part of a document or dataset.

If any content isn’t subject to Crown copyright protection or published under the OGL, we’ll usually credit the author or copyright holder.

You can reproduce content published on MOT reminder service under the OGL as long as you follow the licence’s conditions.

Contact us if you want to reproduce a piece of content but aren’t sure if it’s covered by Crown copyright or the OGL.

We make most of the content on MOT reminders available through feeds for other websites and applications to use. The websites and applications that use our feeds aren’t our products, and they might use versions of our content that have been edited and stored for later use (‘cached’).

We don’t give any guarantees, conditions or warranties about the accuracy or completeness of any content used by these products. We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from your use of these products.

The most up to date version of our content will always be on MOT reminder service.


While we make every effort to keep MOT reminder service up to date, we don’t provide any guarantees, conditions or warranties that the information will be:

We don’t publish advice on MOT reminder service. You should get professional or specialist advice before doing anything on the basis of the content.

We’re not liable for any loss or damage that may come from using MOT reminders. This includes:

This applies if the loss or damage was foreseeable, arose in the normal course of things or you advised us that it might happen.

This includes (but isn’t limited to) the loss of your:

We may still be liable for:

Requests to remove content

You can ask for content to be removed from MOT reminders. We’ll only do this in certain cases, eg if it breaches copyright laws, contains sensitive personal data or material that may be considered obscene or defamatory.

Contact us to ask for content to be removed. You’ll need to send us the web address (URL) of the content and explain why you think it should be removed. We’ll reply to let you know whether we’ll remove it.

We remove content at our discretion in discussion with the department or agency responsible for it. You can still request information under the Freedom of Information Act and the Data Protection Act.

Information about you and your visits to MOT reminders

We collect information about you in accordance with our privacy notice and our cookie policy. By using MOT reminders, you agree to us collecting this information and confirm that any data you provide is accurate.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test MOT reminders for viruses at every stage of production. You must make sure that the way you use MOT reminders doesn’t expose you to the risk of viruses, malicious computer code or other forms of interference which can damage your computer system.

We’re not responsible for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that might happen when you use MOT reminders.

Viruses, hacking and other offences

When using MOT reminders, you mustn’t introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or any other material that’s malicious or technologically harmful.

You mustn’t try to gain unauthorised access to MOT reminders, the server on which it’s stored or any server, computer or database connected to it.

You mustn’t attack MOT reminder service in any way. This includes denial-of-service attacks.

We’ll report any attacks or attempts to gain unauthorised access to MOT reminders to the relevant law enforcement authorities and share information about you with them.

Governing law

These terms and conditions are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

Any dispute you have which relates to these terms and conditions, or your use of MOT reminders (whether it be contractual or non-contractual), will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.


There may be legal notices elsewhere on MOT reminders that relate to how you use the site.

We’re not liable if we fail to comply with these terms and conditions because of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We might decide not to exercise or enforce any right available to us under these terms and conditions. We can always decide to exercise or enforce that right at a later date.

Doing this once won’t mean we automatically waive the right on any other occasion.

If any of these terms and conditions are held to be invalid, unenforceable or illegal for any reason, the remaining terms and conditions will still apply.

Changes to these terms and conditions

Please check these terms and conditions regularly. We can update them at any time without notice.

You’ll agree to any changes if you continue to use MOT reminders after the terms and conditions have been updated.