We are a leading UK vehicle query service providing over 40 million vehicle records


We are a leading UK vehicle query service providing over 40 million vehicle records


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What Makes Us Stand Out?


Data Updates

Using the latest resources to supply the most accurate and up to date information available.

Our data sets are never more than 5 days out of date, which are aligned with the timelines of DVLA processing.

Our DVLA API is used by hundreds of businesses across multiple platforms, whether it is mobile applications, web applications, EPOS systems, WordPress or even Microsoft Excel.


API Documentation

DVLA Search API service provides a simple and self-explanatory API for accessing detailed vehicle information.

Responses in JSON, a simple way to store information in an organised, easy-to-access manner.

Over 25 fields of vehicle information, MOT history and tyre data

Average response time of 1 second Free DVLA Search WordPress plugin on the official WordPress marketplace


DVLA Search Costs

Priced on a pay as you go basis, no contracts or minimum monthly charges

No expiry date on the credits and automatic account alerts when account credits run low

Cheaper credits for bulk purchase

Only successful requests charged.

No contracts, no tie-ons, no fuss. and we’re very open about our costs.


What Makes Us Stand Out?

Data Updates

Using the latest resources to supply the most accurate and up to date information available.

Our data sets are never more than 5 days out of date, which are aligned with the timelines of DVLA processing.

Our DVLA API is used by hundreds of businesses across multiple platforms, whether it is mobile applications, web applications, EPOS systems, WordPress or even Microsoft Excel.

API Documentation

DVLA Search API service provides a simple and self-explanatory API for accessing detailed vehicle information.

Responses in JSON, a simple way to store information in an organised, easy-to-access manner.

Over 25 fields of vehicle information, MOT history and tyre data

Average response time of 1 second Free DVLA Search WordPress plugin on the official WordPress marketplace

DVLA Search Costs

Priced on a pay as you go basis, no contracts or minimum monthly charges

No expiry date on the credits and automatic account alerts when account credits run low

Cheaper credits for bulk purchase

Only successful requests charged.

No contracts, no tie-ons, no fuss. and we’re very open about our costs.


API Documentation

DVLA Search service provides a simple and self-explanatory API for accessing detailed vehicle information. All service responses are returned in the popular and well structured JSON standard and CORS enabled.

{
“make”: “VEHICLE_MAKE”,
“model”: “VEHICLE_MODEL”,
“vin”: “ABC123456789000000,
“dateOfFirstRegistration”: “24 May 2013”,
“yearOfManufacture”: “2013”,
“cylinderCapacity”: “1560CC”,
“co2Emissions”: “109 G/KM”,
“fuelType”: “DIESEL”,
“taxStatus”: “TAX NOT DUE”,
“colour”: “BLUE”,
“typeApproval”: “M1”,
“wheelPlan”: “2 AXLE RIGID BODY”,
“revenueWeight”: “1900kg”,
“taxDetails”: “TAX DUE: 01 MARCH 2017”,
“motDetails”: “EXPIRES: 24 May 2017”,
“taxed”: TRUE,
“mot”: TRUE,
“transmission”: “MANUAL”,
“numberOfDoors”: “5”,
“sixMonthRate”: “”,
“twelveMonthRate”: “”
}
Request: Vehicle Information

To request vehicle information, only two fields are required. A licence plate (VRM) and valid API key. This can be provided with either a GET or POST request over a plaintext (HTTP) or secure connection (HTTPS).

Demo API Key

A fully active demo API key is available. However, it is restricted to licence plates beginning MT09 and FH51, it is a live account and returns real data. Please use ‘DvlaSearchDemoAccount’ as the API key for your testing.

If you would like more information with regards to our API Documentation please click the Download API info button. If you would like to see a demo of our API in action click the see a demo button

API Documentation
Request: Vehicle Information

To request vehicle information, only two fields are required. A licence plate (VRM) and valid API key. This can be provided with either a GET or POST request over a plaintext (HTTP) or secure connection (HTTPS).

Demo API Key

A fully active demo API key is available. However, it is restricted to licence plates beginning MT09 and FH51, it is a live account and returns real data. Please use ‘DvlaSearchDemoAccount’ as the API key for your testing.

If you would like more information with regards to our API Documentation please click the Download API info button. If you would like to see a demo of our API in action click the see a demo button

API Documentation

How Much Does it Cost?

Usage on a pence-per-request basis. Not only that, as the more credits purchased up front, the more reduced rates you receive per request. We act as a ‘pay-as-you-go’ service so we can offer optimal cost and account flexibility. No contracts, no tie-ons, no fuss and we’re very open about our costs.

Platinum
10,001 to 50,000
8p per lookup (£800 to £4,000)
Diamond
50,001 to 250,000
6p per lookup (£3,000 to £15,000)
Emerald
250,001 to 500,000
4p per lookup (£10,000 to £20,000)
Bronze
1,000 to 2,000
14p per lookup (£140)
Silver
2,001 to 5,000
12p per lookup (£240 to £600)
Gold
5,001 to 10,000
11p per lookup (£550 to £1,100)

Accounts are only debited when a successful lookup occurs against the vehicle API. If the system responds with “vehicle not found” then the account is not debited. VAT will be included at checkout. A VAT invoice will be issued once payment has been processed. Do you have other custom requirements? We offer other services such as bulk processing or registration marks. If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How Much Does it Cost?

Usage on a pence-per-request basis. Not only that, as the more credits purchased up front, the more reduced rates you receive per request. We act as a ‘pay-as-you-go’ service so we can offer optimal cost and account flexibility. No contracts, no tie-ons, no fuss and we’re very open about our costs.

Emerald

4 p

Per Lookup
250,001 to 500,000
£10,000 to £20,000
Diamond

6 p

Per Lookup
50,001 to 250,000
£3,000 to £15,000
Platinum

8 p

Per Lookup
10,001 to 50,000
£800 to £4,000
Gold

11 p

Per Lookup
5,001 to 10,000
£550 to £1,100
Silver

12 p

Per Lookup
2,001 to 5,000
£240 to £600
Bronze

14 p

Per Lookup
1,000 to 2,000
£140

Accounts are only debited when a successful lookup occurs against the vehicle API. If the system responds with “vehicle not found” then the account is not debited. VAT will be included at checkout. A VAT invoice will be issued once payment has been processed. Do you have other custom requirements? We offer other services such as bulk processing or registration marks. If so, please do not hesitate to get in touch.