Colour wraps have previously been considered a temporary change of colour which has not needed to be registered. However the DVLA has made the following statement:
The register maintained by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) essentially exists to assist in revenue collection, road safety and law enforcement. The police and other enforcement agencies rely on the DVLA record for all vehicle-related investigations. It is therefore paramount that the information stored on the vehicle register is accurate and up-to-date.
By covering the entire vehicle in a coloured adhesive/vinyl wrap, it is the DVLA’s view that the colour change should be recorded. To notify a change of colour you should complete section 7 of the registration certificate V5C and return it to DVLA Swansea SA991BA. You should receive a replacement within two to four weeks.
It is important to note that partial colour wraps and printed graphic wraps are currently excluded from this policy change but if in doubt, we recommend that you contact the DVLA to confirm.
Contact details and other information are available at www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-licensing-agency