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DVLA™ Personalised Registrations

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Questions Before a Purchase

These are the most frequently asked questions regarding a personalised registration before a purchase has been made. Click on the relevant question or topic from the list below to view the answers of the frequently asked questions before purchasing a number plate.


What is the total cost of buying a registration mark from DVLA?

All online registrations for immediate purchase include VAT and the £80 assignment fee. This means there is nothing else to pay except for the costs of having the actual physical plates made up. NO HIDDEN CHARGES!

The prices advertised for registrations being offered for sale at our auctions / online auction sales are reserve prices. Bidding will start from these prices and exclude the assignment fee, VAT and buyer's premium.

We do not offer any form of payment scheme or instalment plan. Payment must be made in full.

Are there any restrictions on my choice of registration mark?

If you are buying a registration mark from one of DVLA's auctions then the full Terms and Conditions of Sale will be contained within the auction catalogue. When buying a registration direct from our online business the full Terms and Conditions of Sale can be viewed during the purchase process View the terms and conditions of sale

Are the prices on your website all I have to pay?

Yes, all registrations available for immediate purchase include VAT and the £80 assignment fee. This means there is nothing else to pay except for the costs of having the actual physical plates made up. NO HIDDEN CHARGES! The prices advertised for registrations being offered for sale at our auctions / online auctions are reserve prices. Bidding will start from these prices and exclude the assignment fee, VAT and buyer's premium.

What happens if I'm buying a personalised registration as a gift or on behalf of someone else?

If you are buying a DVLA personalised registration for, or on behalf of another person you will be recorded as the purchaser and the person for whom the registration has been bought for will be recorded as the nominee. The registration mark will then be able to be put on a vehicle registered in your name or that of the nominee.

If you are buying a registration on behalf of a company we will record the company's name as the purchaser.

What are the Terms & Conditions of sale?

If you are buying a registration mark from one of DVLA's auctions then the full Terms and Conditions of Sale will be contained within the auction catalogue. When buying a registration direct from our online business the full terms and conditions can be reviewed during the purchase process.

View the terms and conditions of sale

What if I'm a resident of Northern Ireland, Channel Islands or the Isle of Man?

All the registration numbers available for sale can only be assigned to vehicles registered on the British Mainland, i.e. England, Scotland, Wales.

Once the registration number has been properly assigned to a GB vehicle it may be transferred to a different vehicle registered in GB or Northern Ireland (but not the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man).

How do I buy?

The registration numbers available direct on our website can only be purchased online. Unfortunately you cannot purchase via the telephone.

Once you have found your desired registration via our search facility, click on 'buy now' and follow the instructions through to complete your purchase.

You will receive an email confirming your purchase within 24 hours. Once you've received this, you will be able to view your registration number using your online account.

We do not offer any form of payment scheme or instalment plan. Payment must be made in full.

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Current style plates are the registrations currently used for new registrations and are made up of the form; 2 letters, 2 numbers and then 3 letters. Click to find out more

Prefix style plates are the registrations that were used prior to 2001 and consist of; 1 letter, 1-3 numbers and then 3 letters. Click to find out more

Auction plates are those that have been set aside to be auctioned at a live or online auction. Click to find out more

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