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Make Your Own Private Number Plate

You can find millions of custom number plate combinations starting at just £154.  Custom number plate designs make perfect gifts for any occasion with prices starting from only £154 plus VAT and DVLA Fee.

How to Create a Personalised Number Plate?

We promise, the process could not be any easier!  Create your own plate using either of the two Number Plate Maker design modules above.

  1. Choose a format suitable for your vehicles age (Prefix (Aug’83 to Mar’01) or Current (March 2001 or after).
  2. Select a “Prefix” letter or a pair of “current” letters (I, O, Q, Z not available for Prefix).
  3. Pick a number from 1 to 31 or a higher number or multiple of ten (40,50,60 etc +,33,44, 55, 100, 200 etc).  Current style plate numerics range from 02 to 23 and 51 to 73.
  4. Select the letters you require and hit the search button. Many people will pick their initials but you may be able to abbreviate your name like CRG for Craig, JAS for Jason, or MRK for Mark?
  5. Ideas - current MRS = MR 5* ***,  THIS = TH15 ***,  BEST = BE57 ***, GB (Great Britain) UK, MY, UR, OO, XX are other popular letters you may start the registration with.

Simply enter your choice of letters and numbers into the search boxes and scan the huge database of available number plates. Whether you choose from the DVLA’s ‘current plate’ format (CA23 REG), or the older ‘PREFIX plate’ format (X66 JDW), you can be sure of getting an original new number plate never previously used in the UK.

  • The official DVLA certificate will be sent to you within 4-5 days (or we can transfer for you, just add the ‘DVLA transfer service’ to your order on the secure purchase page before checkout.
  • We can arrange the actual number plates and deliver to you (just add ‘Perspex number plates’ when placing your order).
  • There are over 70 MILLION unissued government stock (DVLA registrations) available now.

How to Transfer a new number plate to a vehicle?

Transferring to a vehicle is very easy, similar to taxing a vehicle online.

This can be done up to 10 years after purchase if you do not want to assign straight away, are in the process of purchasing a new vehicle, or perhaps buying as a gift.

Which registration is suitable for my car?

Please Note: It is not possible to use a personalised registration to make a vehicle appear newer, e.g. to use a 2008 “08” plate on a 2006 vehicle. However, there are no restrictions on using an older number plate or the same age as the vehicle for which it is registered – You can use a historic (dateless) 1903 number plate on a brand new vehicle, fresh out of the showroom or on a 1960’s, 70’s or 80’s classic! 

The rule is simple, If the vehicle was first registered from September 2001 (51 reg) onwards, you can choose from both of the above PREFIX or CURRENT plate styles but If your vehicle is older than Sept 2001, then just select PREFIX or search our cherished numbers and look at dateless, or suffix as both will also be suitable. Dateless number plates are usually much more costly.  If you are unsure , give us a call!

What are Cherished number plates?

Cherished number plates are special dateless, previously issued rare and sought after registrations. We have thousands of cherished number plates available (many are our own stock and can not be bought anywhere else) ranging from original 1903 cherished numbers up to the current issue plates.  Often the more sought after current plates are ones which are able to make words & names.  Prices start from around £500 with some very desirable marks worth in excess of £200,000. Use our Smart Search at the top of the page to search for a cherished number plate.

How much are custom number plates?

The cost of custom number plates varies based on factors like design, style, and availability. Prices can range from a few hundred pounds to thousands.

Where to buy custom number plates?

You can buy custom number plates here at We offer a wide range of custom number plates that you can design and purchase online and have delivered to your door.

Designing Custom Number Plates - The Role of Number Plate Makers

Number plate makers are crucial in the process of creating custom DVLA number plates. These specialised businesses facilitate the design, production, and registration of personalised plates that adhere to the regulations set by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA). A number plate maker acts as a bridge between personal expression and legal compliance.

Putting the ‘U’ in UK Number Plates:

In the UK, number plates are more than just identifiers; they’re part of the culture. Think of them as your car’s signature – a way to stand out and make a statement. With a custom UK number plate, you’re not just putting letters and digits together; you’re putting yourself out there for the world to see.

In a world where conformity is common, custom DVLA number plates let you break free from the ordinary and dive into a world of creativity and self-expression. With a number plate maker at your fingertips, you can craft a plate that’s as unique as your fingerprint. So, gear up, let your imagination run wild, and turn your car into a moving masterpiece that’s bound to leave a trail of impressed onlookers in your wake.

Number Plates

CarReg is a leading supplier of number plates in the UK. We are DVLA registered (DVLA RNPS number 27154), ensuring you receive high-quality, 100% road-legal perspex plates.

Order with confidence:

Choose a pair or a single plate (front or rear).
Select your preferred font (standard or 4D).
We offer a variety of flag options, borders, and even anti-theft fixing screws.
Fast delivery: All orders are via Royal Mail First Class and arrive within a few days.

Order your perspex number plate

Number Plates