Agents & Dealers Since 1988
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CarReg UK Since 1988

With over 35 years of experience in buying and selling personalised and private number plates, we are well-respected and trusted specialists within our industry. We also have local collection offices scattered around the UK. We are members of all governing bodies and registered resellers of DVLA registrations. We make purchasing private vehicle registration plates as easy and secure as can be!

The first private registration issued in the UK was ’A 1’ (way back in 1903). The current owner also owns ’1 A’.

Latest Offers

Here we have hundreds of new registrations available each week from our stock, agency, and reliable dealer network.  You can view a selection of cheaper car registrations that are in stock or have been marked down recently. We strive to provide the best service for each and every valued customer.

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Number Plate Valuation

Sell Your Number Plate for a Great Price

With our industry knowledge and expertise, we can help you sell your number plate. All valuations are carefully estimated using our extensive market experience, ensuring you get a good price. We act as agents to financially safeguard both buyer and seller throughout the process. If your plate meets certain criteria, we can even offer to buy it directly into our stock. All transactions are secure and fully guaranteed. Hit the valuation button below to begin the selling process and get a free valuation.

Number Plate Valuation

Number Plates

CarReg is a leading supplier of number plates in the UK. We are DVLA registered (DVLA RNPS number 27154), ensuring you receive professionally made high-quality, 100% road-legal perspex plates.  Order online with confidence:
1. Choose a pair or a single plate (Front or Rear).
2. Select your preferred style (Standard or 4D).
3. Add any optional extras, regional flags, borders,  & even anti-theft fixings.

Fast delivery: by Royal Mail 48hr Tracked to your door within a few days.
Guarantee: If you are not completely satisfied with the quality of number plates supplied we provide 100% money back.

Order your perspex number plates starting with the link below.

Number Plates

DVLA Number Plates

Within the UK number plate industry, both prefix registrations and current registrations are known as DVLA number plates because they’re issued by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). The first style used a prefix letter (like “A”) followed by a number and three letters. The current style uses two letters, two numbers (identifying the date of issue), and three letters.
DVLA number plates make ideal gifts! Personalise your own plate with prices from just £154. Start your search below;

DVLA Number Plates

Personalised Number Plates

CarReg: Experts For Personalised Number Plates Since 1988

For over 35 years CarReg has been the trusted leader in personalised number plates, enabling thousands of buyers and sellers find their perfect match. We understand that finding the ideal personalised plate can be a challenge, whether you are looking for something that reflects your initials, a memorable date, showcases your favourite hobby, or simply want a touch of individuality.
Key Points for CarReg Personalised Number Plates
Access to a vast database containing over 70 million records.
Expert Guidance with our knowledgeable team are here to assist you.
Value for Everyone, we cater for all budgets, from only £154

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Personalised Plates

Private Plates

Your Gateway to the Prestigious World of Private Plates

Since CarReg’s founding in 1988, our passion and specialty has been private number plates. Many plates we’ve bought and sold over the past three decades hold unique stories.

Exclusivity matters. The most sought-after combinations, often single letters and single numbers, rarely change hands and are typically unavailable for purchase. As a result, these “special” private plates generally command higher prices, often starting above £1,000.

Start your search today and discover the perfect private plate to elevate your vehicle, make a lasting statement, and stand out from the crowd!

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The DVLA is responsible for maintaining over 45 million driver records and 37 million active vehicle records. DVLA’s key purpose is to ensure that accurate registers of drivers and vehicles are held and that the registers are made accessible to those who have the right to use them. The DVLA also works closely with other government departments including The Home Office & The Ministry of Justice. All vehicle registration transfers (including retention applications) are conducted by the DVLA.

DVLA Retention Scheme


It is an offence to alter, rearrange or misrepresent the numbers and letters on a number plate to form names or words, or in a way that makes it difficult to read the registration number. For example, you should not use fixing bolts to change any of letters or numbers. Anyone with a number plate that does not display the registration number correctly could be fined. In some cases, the registration number may be withdrawn. You cannot use a registration number to make your vehicle appear younger.

DVLA Regulations

What Our Customers Are Saying...

Carreg listed my plate for me...

and once they found a buyer, they were quick to send me the correct paperwork with instructions of what I needed to do. Peta was dealing with the sale and made everything nice and easy to understand. The money was in my bank within about 4 days…

Mr D Miller Southampton

Made the purchase online and arranged...

Made the purchase online and arranged the fast transfer for £30 which was worth every penny, I would like to add the whole experience has been hassle free which has made this company a pleasure to deal with, well done (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr W Kenchington Mid Glamorgan

Definitely value for money using CarReg....

Definitely value for money using CarReg made the change over simple and seamless. Would highly recommend them. (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr J Howell West Yorkshire

Plates sold. Simple and easy!

Peta did a great job in helping us to sell our number plate. The process was simple and she kept us informed throughout.  (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr S Ward Dorset

Just got my private number plate

Just got my private number plate here, it’s so cool! Easy process, and it adds a personal touch to my ride.  (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr J Kemp Suffolk

Fantastic love my numberplate brilliant…

Fantastic love my numberplate brilliant and it’s on the car and loving it (Source: Trustpilot)

Mr S Solomon Cornwall

Easy to use site

Easy to use site. Ordering very easy and documents came through fairly quickly. (Source: Trustpilot)

Mrs C Gillick North Yorks

Great service !!!

Great service, super quick and efficient, thankyou. (Source: Trustpilot)

Mrs C Welch North Yorks

Informative and helpful

Peta was very informative and helpful from the first contact with me. Smooth transaction and great service Glad carreg are advertising my plates. Would highly recommend.  (source: Trustpilot)

Mr D Collins Bristol

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You might find the answer below, or please see our full FAQs page for more.

How much is my registration worth?

The best way to find out is to request a free no obligation valuation, right here on our website.

Will you actually buy my registration into stock?

Yes sometimes, but it depends on the letters/numbers. We will provide an outright purchase value if the registration suits our ‘stock’ requirements at the time.

What other costs are involved when buying?

On all transfers, an £80 DVLA transfer fee applies. On Government stock and company owned private registrations, VAT is also applicable. The complete CarReg Transfer service (£25) and physical acrylic number plates (£22) are optional and can be added at checkout.

How long does it take?

Generally for us to supply the actual perspex plate it will only take a few days. We can supply a V750 certificate (ready for online transfer) in your requested name within 5 working days. If you want us to transfer your new number plate to your vehicle for you, this can generally be done within ten days (or quicker). Times are getting faster as the DVLA increase the number of online applications.

Do you take offers?

Offers are not to be considered on cheaper registrations (priced under £1000), although we do offer Klarna ‘Pay in 3’ on those amongst our cherished results. We have sales from time to time where offers may be considered on our stock.

Is a vanity plate the same as a private or personalised number plate?

There are many different words & labels used to describe what we buy and sell. A vanity plate is used more commonly in the USA, however yes, ultimately they are the same. According to Wikipedia, they are also called Vehicle Registration Plates.

How can I get human help?

We are always eager to help. During office hours, 9-5 Mon-Fri our team are available to talk to on 01902 791 997. Outside of those hours, please see our contact page.

Can I trust CarReg?

Of course, established in 1988 CarReg are industry leaders and have over 35 years experience buying and selling private number plates. Many clients now come to us via recommendation.

  • CarReg is a registered government DVLA number plate supplier.
  • Recognised & registered government reseller of DVLA personalised registrations.
  • Of course, we offer a 100% money back guarantee in the unlikely event of a failed transfer.
  • We use the highest level of encryption possible to ensure your details are 100% safe and secure.
  • Finance provided by Novuna Personal Finance.
  • Members of all trade governing bodies including The Cherished Numbers Guild, MIRAD; Members Institute Of Registration Agents & Dealers, FSB; Federation Small Business, RNC; Registration Numbers Club.
  • Your private information is always held securely in accordance with our internal security policy and internet GDPR & PCIDSS compliance law.
  • Number plates sold are legally transferred via the DVLA or provided on official government certificates issued by the DVLA.
  • We have over 10,000 positive TrustPilot reviews and many Google reviews.

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Adding a Personalised Touch to Your Vehicle

In today’s world, personalisation has become a key aspect of our lives. From customising our smartphones to tailoring our social media profiles, we seek unique ways to express our individuality. This desire for personalisation extends even to our vehicles, where personalised number plates have gained immense popularity. These custom plates allow drivers to showcase their personality, interests, or even their names on their cars, creating a distinct and memorable statement.

Personalised number plates, also known as private number plates, personal reg, personal registration, personal number plates, or personal registrations, offer a myriad of benefits and are much more than a mere combination of letters and numbers on a metal plate. Personalised number plates have become a popular way for people to express their individuality on the road. These plates allow drivers to customise their vehicle’s registration numbers, incorporating names, words, or combinations of letters and numbers that hold personal significance to the owner. Whether it’s a clever play on words, a sentimental message, or simply an attention-grabbing combination, personal reg plates have captured the attention of many motorists worldwide.

Advantages of Private Number Plates

First and foremost, private number plates allow you to stand out from the crowd. In a sea of vehicles, having a custom plate instantly sets your car apart and makes it easily recognisable. Whether you opt for your initials, a memorable phrase, or a clever wordplay, private plates give your vehicle a unique identity that reflects your personality. It’s an excellent way to make a statement and leave a lasting impression wherever you go.

Moreover, private number plates offer a touch of exclusivity. By purchasing a custom plate, you can own a combination that no one else has. It’s a way to create a sense of rarity and uniqueness, showcasing your individuality in a tangible and eye-catching manner. This factor also appeals to collectors and enthusiasts who see private number plates as a valuable addition to their car collections.

Another advantage of private number plates is the opportunity to incorporate sentimental or meaningful elements. Many individuals choose to display their names, birthdates, or important milestones on their plates. For example, a couple celebrating their wedding anniversary may opt for a plate that features their special date. This personal touch adds a sentimental value to the vehicle and becomes a cherished part of their life’s story.

Branding with Number Plates

Number plates can act as a form of advertising or branding. Businesses often utilise custom number plates to promote their products or services, as they provide a unique and memorable way to display their company name or logo. A number plate can serve as a mobile billboard, attracting attention and creating brand recognition wherever the vehicle travels. CarReg have a QR code added to the rear and sides of our company cars, each car has a rare exclusive single letter, single number, cherished number plate.

Purchasing Private Number Plates

In addition to personal expression, private number plates have also become a form of investment. Rare or highly sought-after combinations can appreciate in value over time, making them attractive to collectors and investors. It’s not necessarily the case that all registration plates are an investment and will increase in value but the exclusivity and limited availability of certain combinations do make them desirable among those who see number plates as a stable long-term asset. For example, in the UK, some cherished number plates have been known to sell for significant sums of money at auction, often fetching prices that exceed the value of the vehicles themselves.