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Preston DVLA Office
DVLA Registered Office, Unit A, Fulwood Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, PR2 9NZ
Throughout December of 2013, DVLA offices across the network closed their doors for the last time. One of these 39 offices, the Preston DVLA office, shut down ominously on a Friday 13th. Before it closed, the Preston DVLA allowed local residents to do everything from applying for licenses to paying vehicle tax in person. Unfortunately, the DVLA didn’t have the budget to sustain the operation of 39 separate offices. This led to the replacement of the previous system with digitalized online services and one single centralized office in Swansea.
Due to this closure, people who may have depended on the Preston DVLA office can no longer receive services there. While it’s unclear if a new enterprise occupies Unit A, many companies populate Fulwood Business Park today. These include Homeserve Insurance, Turner & White Solicitors, Xchanging Ltd, and Avenance Catering. For DVLA business, you’ll now need to contact the DVLA using other avenues.
Contact the Main DVLA Office
DVLA, Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, SA6 7JL
If you live in Preston and prefer to conduct your business in person, don’t worry. Since most Post Office branches offer DVLA services, it’s likely you can still do this at your local Post Office. Unfortunately, some services require postal correspondence – but this is simply done too. Just find the postcode of the department you’re concerned with from here and send your documents to the Swansea DVLA head office.
One of the main points of closing down the local office network was to move online. For this reason, it’s often easier to locate and fulfil the services you need using the government DVLA website. Otherwise, you can always contact the DVLA’s customer services by phone. Calling the green number at the top of the page will put you through to the DVLA.