Welcome to Carreg Private Number Plates, the UK's favourite DVLA approved reseller - Car Reg have over 20 years experience buying and selling DVLA number plates. We have helped thousands of people buy and sell personalised registrations and DVLA registrations. Use our Search below or "Make Your Own" From £250 NOW ONLY - £175!


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Private Number Plates and UK DVLA Registrations

How to buy private registrations with Carreg.  Buy online, call or register for our free
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For more than 27 years we have supplied the public and the trade with some of the best private number plates available in the UK.  Our personalised plates database has grown over the years into one of the best in the industry with all registrations available under one roof on our website – over 45 million of them!

INVEST – Sell your cherished registration or make money via our online private registration auction!

We have thousands of top quality private registration plates for sale from our “make your own” private plates to more expensive dateless personalised plates, some of which can date back more than one hundred years, with the earliest issued in 1903.

DVLA Number Plates – DVLA Registrations

The DVLA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport (which forms part of UK Government)  The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency holds over 47 million driver records and over 39 million vehicle records.  They collect around £5.6 billion a year in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) (Jan 2017) and are  responsible for maintaining a database of driver and vehicles records in Great Britain & Northern Ireland; previously its NI counterpart was called DVA.   The DVLA issues Driving Licenses, organise collection of vehicle excise duty (sometimes known as car tax and road fund license) and sells “DVLA number plates” (that many refer to as private plates, personalised registrations, cherished numbers to name but a few).  DVLA began selling private plates in the late eighties holding high value auctions run by auctioneers ’Christies’ and ‘Bonhams’ selling plates like 1J, 1A, K1 NGS (£240,000).  The most expensive number sold at a DVLA personalised registrations auction is 51 NGH which raised £245,000 whilst S1 NGH “only” made £86,000 during a similar auction in 1998.  Since then the DVLA have played a major role within the personalised registrations industry releasing millions of new private plates into the UK vehicle registrations market each year.  CARREG are proud to be DVLA number plate resellers, aswel as selling our own stock and on behalf of the public and trade.  You can buy cheap registrations here.  More DVLA number plate information here…

 CarReg is a Recognised DVLA Registration supplier

Find A Registration

We are a DVLA registered car number plates supplier and a recognised frequent buyer of DVLA registrations. Our database contains all stock the DVLA sell to the public and we can offer you additional services such as the actual car plates delivered to your door which can be ordered at the same time in one easy online transaction.  We can also process the transfer for you and a free re-sale service should you decide to sell the car registration plate in the future.    We have many investors who buy plates to then sell on.

In addition to all the DVLA registration stock we have our own huge stock list of personal registrations owned solely by ourselves as well as a list of high value cherished registrations that private sellers have asked us to list for them.   We can therefore offer you one of the biggest selections of car registrations on the internet and special plates on sale exclusively with us.

If you cannot find your ideal private plate via our easy database search then please try our private reg plate finder service.  Register with us and our system will alert you with any possible private plate matches as soon they come available.

Why buy from CARREG?

Selling A Private Registration?
If you wish to sell your registration plate then visit our Number Plate Valuation page.

We buy from both DVLA registrations auctions around the UK and also Independent auctions and provide DVLA number plate auction information.
CarReg have been described in the press as being the most secure British Car Registration dealer, we are members of:

  • the Federation Of Small Businesses (FSB)
  • the Cherished Numbers Guild (CNG)
  • the Institute of Registration Agents & Dealers (MIRAD)
  • the Registration Numbers Club (RNC)
  • the Retail Motor Industry (RMI)
  • the RMI Cherished Numbers Dealers Association (CNDA)

Recognised Reseller of DVLA Personalised Registrations & Registered Number Plate Supplier 27154 

Vehicle Registrations

Although the term number plates is the commonly used for what we sell, it is not actually the correct definition of our main product: Vehicle Registrations.

Car number plates are merely the perspex plates fitted to your car bearing the registration mark of your vehicle. There are lots of names used for private registrations in the UK. Read the pages under 'Number plate Info' in the main menu to find out all about these; Personalised plates, Current plates, Prefix, Suffix and Dateless number plates. Or if you want to upgrade from your current private registration plate visit our private number plates page.


The DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) is the branch of the UK Government responsible for managing driving licences and vehicle DVLA registrations within Great Britain (including maintaining a database of licenced drivers and registered vehicles). Its counterpart in Northern Ireland is the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA).

As well as issuing DVLA number plates, the DVLA administers driving endorsements and penalty points, transfers car registration numbers and organises the collection of vehicle excise duty (also known as road tax and road fund license).

Car Registrations

All car registrations we supply from the 'Make Your Own Car Registrations' section are brand new and have never previously been on a vehicle. We have over 38,000,000 private car registrations you can choose from with most prefix letters still available from only £179!

All car registrations originate from the DVLA, some have been purchased before and either saved as an investment or used on another vehicle. Our experienced buying team snap up some of the best private registrations available and add them to our exclusive stock list. Use our 'easy search' (above) or check our Discounted Stock List.