Before we go on, I realise I should have had my things together a bit better than this! I'm a little ashamed/embarrassed. I bought a car last June, taxed it for a year with the dealer. Around the same time I moved house, set up a re-direct and all is well. Having always paid monthly prior to this car, and not having received a reminder (by mail or email), I've forgotten to check my tax and let it slip by two months. Whilst out today I got back to my car to find it was clamped. I've paid the £100 penalty and £160 surety, and I'm now trying to tax it. Next issue is that I'm not 100% sure the V5C ever came through. I've got one more place to search tomorrow but if I don't find it, I'm a bit unsure what my options are. Is it possible to tax it at the post office tomorrow, without the V5C (V62 & £25)? I've got the V5C/2 still but not sure this is of any use now. Lastly, if anyone else has made the same mistake before, am I to expect an out of court settlement fine from the DVLA shortly?