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Report an accident

If your vehicle has been involved in an accident, the proprietor must report this to us within 72 hours.  This will ensure that we can check that the vehicle is safe for people to travel in. 

The completed form should be emailed to

Please note – if you knowingly or recklessly make a false statement, or omit any material information, on this form, you may be prosecuted for an offence and your licence may be revoked.

It is a legal requirement that the owner of the vehicle submits this form, not the driver, however the proprietor will require information from the driver of the vehicle at the time to complete details of the accident.

This report does not remove the responsibility of the driver to report an accident to the police, as required by the Road Traffic Act 1988, nor the requirement for the driver/proprietor/operator to notify us of any criminal proceedings arising out of the accident.

If you would like to apply for a licence for a temporary vehicle while your vehicle is being repaired, please follow the process for a change of vehicle after you have submitted the accident report form. Please note that you will need to make a further application with the fee and compliance test to change your licence back to the original vehicle in due course.

For details on how we use data relating to licence holders and applicants, please see our privacy notice for licence holders and applicants.

Contact us - Licensing

01235 422556
(Text phone users add 18001 before dialing)

South Oxfordshire District Council
135 Eastern Avenue
Milton Park
OX14 4SB