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DVLA Registrations

DVLA registrations have long been a great way to personalise your vehicle - find out everything you needed to know about DVLA registrations, from the numerous ways to buy and sell number plates including buying at a DVLA auction, to retention certificates and certificates of entitlement. Also learn more about having acrylic number plates made for your vehicle.

Buying and Selling Number Plates

The following articles contain information on all aspects of buying and selling DVLA private number plates including how to search for your ideal registration, how to buy from a number plate dealer as...

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DVLA Auctions

Five or six times a year, DVLA hold what are termed "Classic Auctions".  The auctions are held at various venues throughout the country and are spread over 3 days. The selected...

Retention Certificates

Registration marks can be "stored" on a certificate, allowing the vehicle keeper to sell on the vehicle. The articles below explain the retention regulations. At present, only DVLA registered marks...

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Certificates of Entitlement

Selected, attractive personalised number plates are available on DVLA certificates (a V750 document). The range includes certain registration marks held back on the DVLA computer when various...

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How to Transfer a Private Registration

This article explains how you can transfer a personalised registration from one vehicle to another and explains the DVLA regulations currently in place. Similar regulations apply...

Acrylic Number Plates

This section explains the legal regulations governing the manufacture and display of your registration mark. Also outlined is how and where to have your acrylic plates made.

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Vehicle Registration Years

You can use the charts below to quickly identify the original year of issue for the three main registration formats. Please remember when choosing a registration that you can only assign it to a...

Number Plate Terminology Explained

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