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Buy private number plates
and DVLA registrations

  Private number plates to suit all pockets.  
  Find your perfect private number plate in just seconds by searching over 62 million plates for your name or initials.  

Search for a name, numbers, initials... anything!

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FREE Valuation & Listing

Get your free instant valuation by completing this form, or call our valuation line on 0905 757 0011

Calls charged at £1 per minute plus network operator access charge. Average call time is one minute.

Service provided by National Numbers. Premium Rate Helpline: For complaints or queries about the premium rate 090 service, please call 01642 363738, available Mon-Fri 9am-5pm. This service is only available to the owner of the registration mark. You may be asked for proof of ownership.

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Buying And Selling Private Number Plates

Buying or selling a registration may seem daunting, but we make the process quick and simple.

How do I buy a personalised number plate?

Finding your very own private number plate couldn't be easier, and you can do it all online, or call our experienced and friendly staff on 01642 363738.

Search for your perfect plate

Simply search for your perfect plate and we will find you thousands of options bespoke to your request. You can even filter your search based on price, suitability for your vehicle and number plate format.

Choose your payment plan

Do you want to purchase the registration outright or take advantage of one of our 0% finance options that we can offer with many of our private number plates?

Customise your plate

Select an acrylic plate to match your new registration. Your choice of font, border and flag - all 100% road legal and made to the highest quality standard (BA AU 145e).

Assign the plate to your vehicle

Depending on the registration you've purchased and the vehicle involved, assigning the private plate to your vehicle can usually be done online in a few minutes - there's nothing else to pay. Attach the acrylic plates and you're ready to go!

How do I sell a private number plate?

If you already own a private number plate and are looking to sell it, we can help with that. We can give your registration exposure to a huge number of potential buyers and, even better, we don't charge to promote it for sale.

Get a FREE valuation

Firstly request a free valuation online, supplying us some basic information about your number plate and we'll provide you with a value we think we'd sensibly be able to achieve from a sale.

Modify price as required

If you're not happy with that figure - perhaps you already have a price in mind - no problem, you can adjust our valuation (up or down) to your liking.

Begin promotion

We'll begin promoting your private plate for sale on our website and through a number of other channels. You're now free to manage your asking price and the availability of your registration online - and that's all we ask of you, to keep us in the loop if anything changes. Sold the plate elsewhere? Changed your mind about selling? No takers at your current asking price, and willing to adjust it somewhat? Keep us posted!

Complete the sale

Once we've found a buyer we'll be in touch. Having National Numbers as a middleman keeps both parties safe - your registration won't be transfered to the buyer until monies are received, and the buyers payment remains secure until we can confirm the registration is transferable.

Why Use National Numbers?

We've been trading since 1981, and in that time our fantastic sales staff have handled thousands of private registration sales and transfers, so we are in the best position to handle your private number plate transaction.

We have over 62 million private number plates for sale - including non-issued Government stock, reg plates from private sellers, and our own large range of number plates - our state of the art, advanced number plate search lets you find the private number plate quickly and smoothly.

Supporting Charities

CLAPA The Trussell Trust Food 4 Heroes

We are extremely proud to be supporting CLAPA - a fantastic charity working to support, connect and empower everyone affected by cleft in the United Kingdom;
The Trussell Trust who are behind a nationwide network of food banks, and also Food4Heroes - who supply frontline NHS workers with healthy, nutritious meals from local caterers.

Celebrating 40 years in business
1981 - 2021
Supplying private number plates to satisfied customers for 40 years

Questions? We have answers!

Often thought of as the sole preserve of the wealthy; private number plates actually cover a vast range of prices - starting from as little as £196 (including all government fees), moving upwards to some extraordinary figures.
We have plates to suit all buyers budgets.
Private number plates exist in one of two states - on a vehicle, or on a certificate. We have guides you can follow if you want to move a registration from a vehicle to a certificate (a process known as "retention"), if you're looking to move a registration from a certificate onto a vehicle (the action termed "assignment"), or if you're looking for details on how to move a private number plate from one vehicle to another.
When you purchase a private number plate from National Numbers, the DVLA transfer fee is included in the price. This means you can register the number plate to a suitable vehicle at your convenience at no further cost. This can usually be done online, or we can assign it on your behalf.
You can use our online, FREE, no obligation number plate valuation system and we'll tell you instantly how much we think your number plate is worth.
If you no longer want to display your private number on a vehicle, you can apply to take it off. This process will put the registration on a V778 document, proving you have retained the right to the registration and are able to use it again later.

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