Derry’s DVA office on Foyle Street will close on July 17

Derry’s Driver and Vehicle Agency in Foyle Street will close on July 17, it has been confirmed.

The tax office is one of a number of offices which will close on that date.

The move means that Northern Ireland will have no motor tax offices and customers must either renew their tax discs online or at their local post office.

Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) Chief Executive has outlined the changes and timetable to how people in Northern Ireland tax their vehicles.

“From Monday 21 July, people who wish to tax or register their vehicles must do this online at or at a post office.

“They will no longer be able to tax or register vehicles at DVA offices in Northern Ireland, which close on Thursday 17 July 2014.

“From Monday 21 July, vehicle licensing will be delivered by the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) in Swansea.

“Specifically, if people want to tax a car on Friday 18 July, the handover period of data to Swansea, they will need to go to the Post Office.”

Paul Duffy added:“It is important that anyone seeking to tax their vehicle knows exactly how the new system will work. The change over to a new system should be as smooth as possible for local motorists. I have thus advised the DVLA officials in Swansea that they need to communicate with people taxing their cars here, as clearly and timely as possible.

“The staff in the DVA have provided a first class service to motorists and have set a very high standard for the DVLA in Swansea to follow when it takes over full responsibility. Further info is available at