Your managed service gateway to the DVLA's Vehicle Keeper data.
The KADOE service is a fully managed service that gives you access to the DVLA’s Vehicle Keeper data. Once you have signed your contracts with the DVLA, we can enrol you onto our service and you will benefit from:
The KADOE service is for companies that need to know a vehicle keeper’s name and address on a particular date. As you can imagine, this is sensitive personal data which is why the DVLA vet those applying to use the service. Solicitors, Insurance companies , Toll Operators and Parking Management companies are among the organisations that use our service.
The first thing you must do is contact the DVLA and make a Data Request. Once you have been approved by the DVLA, you can be enrolled on to our service.
Please read the important information about Your Data and the reasons the DVLA will release it
These are the steps for a normal enrolment. It is hard to say how long enrolment will take because of the requirement to sign contracts between yourselves, the DVLA and us.
You sign a contract with us for access to the service. Our contracts are based on the number of enquiries you make in a given period. Once you have signed contracts, we will issue you with the credentials you need to make connections to the KADOE service.
There are a number of ways you can connect to the service. Which one you use will in the most part depend on the volume of enquiries you make and how integrated your back-office systems are. We provide a Desktop Client which can be installed on one or more Microsoft Windows computers. We also provide a secure REST API , a Secure File Transfer (SFTP) gateway and an EDI gateway which can be used to integrate our service with your back-office. The connection options are discussed on our download page.
We have a testing environment which you can use to to test the integration of software, or simply to practice sending and receiving data. Our test environment provides predictable testing data for you to use in your testing without using confidential personal data. Testing, though advisable, is not required. Companies that will not send much data, usually go directly into production with a small amount of data first to prove the connectivity.
When you are happy to go into production, you can start sending live vehicle enquiries and receiving keeper responses.
Whether you have made contact with the DVLA or not, we always welcome a conversation with our customers and prospective customers. Use the contact information on our contact us page, to have an informal discussion about any aspects of our service and how it could benefit your business.