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The DVLA Beverley office is now closed as all offices have been centralised at their head office in Swansea, the Beverley office used to be located at Crosskill House, Mill Lane, Beverley, HU17 9J
Open: Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. On the second Wednesday of each month the office will be open from 9.30 am to 5.00 pm
Why did the DVLA close the Beverley local office?
Back in July 2012, the DVLA held a public consultation on the future of the agency and how it can improve. The outcome of the consultation was that the services the DVLA provided were localised unnecessarily, and they could be centralised to one office, thanks to the increase in technology which means more transactions can be completed online. It wasn’t just the Beverley office that was to be closed, all 39 local offices were affected. The first phase of local offices closed in October, followed by the second wave in November and lastly, December (rather aptly, on Friday the 13th).
To make the transition process as simple as possible, the DVLA made a number of changes ahead of the office closures. This included:
- Extending the tax disc registering facility at the Post Office to include HGVs. Eventually, the tax disc was abolished and now all vehicle tax is managed online.
- Introducing centralised postal applications for vehicle registrations, including private number plates.
- Redirecting mail sent to local offices to the head office in Swansea.
What services did the DVLA Beverley office provide?
- Vehicle registrations- including registering new vehicles and specialist vehicles.
- Personalised registrations- registering and transferring to and from vehicles.
- Vehicle tax- paying Vehicle Excise Duty and declaring a vehicle as SORN.
- Trade licensing- applying for a new trade licence.
- Vehicle inspections- Applying for a vehicle to be looked over by an authoritative figure.
- Driver customer services- Premium levels of checking licence applications.
Customers were able to use all of these local office services until the last day of business; this was because the staff were packing up and preparing to vacate the offices.
What has changed for me?
Any queries or paperwork that you would usually use your local office to approve, is now sent to the DVLA head office in Swansea. Many of the services are available online such as taxing your vehicle, declaring it SORN, putting a registration plate on the vehicle and applying for a provisional licence.
For more about DVLA Swansea services, contact the DVLA.