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My car has not been SORNed in years?

My car was put out of use around 10 years ago and I have had it stored on a driveway since, with the hopes and dreams of one day being able to restore it to its former glory and stupidly I completely forgot about the whole SORN situation until it recently came up in conversation and my immediate thoughts were filled with things like fines for not declaring the SORN etc. Is there anything I can do/say to prevent a huge fine, court proceedings and many arguments with the DVLA?

Asked on 3 June 2015 by Luay

Answered by Honest John
Owners of registered vehicles which have been licensed since 31 January 1998 and who do not wish to use or store a vehicle on the highway are not required to pay VED, but are required to submit an annual Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN). 10 years gets us back to 2005, so you have been illegal for 7 years and can expect a penalty to be demanded for that.
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