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 can be retained.

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Retain a Registration Number

To apply to retain a registration number you will need a V317 form (application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number). A registration number can be retained at the cost of an £80...

Renew, Update, Assign Retention Document

A retention document V778 is valid for ten years. The mark held on retention must be assigned to a suitable vehicle before the expiry date printed on the document. If you are not ready to assign, the...

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