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DVLA Number Plates Questions & Answers

Here are our answers to some commonly asked questions about DVLA number plates. You can also try our FAQs page for more.

Will the DVLA buy my number plate?

No, DVLA will not buy back or re-sell number plates. DVLA only sell previously unissued stock.

Can I buy the number plate I like directly from the DVLA?

Yes, the DVLA do sell number plates, however their main sales are the current style (EG. AB11 ABC). All the sought after investment and collectable number plates have long been sold or issued, and are only available from private individuals and dealers like CarReg.co.uk.

Where can I find a DVLA number plate?

There are many different names for number plates sold by the DVLA. The term DVLA number plates is mainly used to describe ‘Prefix’ or ‘Current’ style registrations. We offer these for sale on our website along with the more highly sought after variants that we call ‘Cherished’ registrations.

Is it easy to transfer a DVLA number plate to a vehicle?

Yes, the number can be transferred online within a few minutes.

Will my plates expire?

When you buy a number plate it is supplied on a Government certificate of entitlement which is valid for 10 years. You can then transfer to a vehicle at any time. If you wish to leave the number on the certificate for longer than 10 years, the certificate will need to be extended before the expiry date.

Make your own plate

Looking for a unique and stylish gift idea? Buy unissued Prefix or Current style number plates directly from us using our simple Make Your Own Number Plate service!

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