You can buy a personalised registration for your number plates from DVLA online or at auction. Search online to see which numbers are available and how much they cost.

What you need to know

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Personalised registration numbers can only be used on a vehicle registered (or about to be registered), taxed and used in Great Britain.

You can’t make the vehicle look newer than it actually is. For example, you can’t put an ‘07’ registration number onto a 2003 registered vehicle.

When you buy a personalised registration number, you’re buying the right to assign this number to a vehicle registered in your name or someone else’s name (the nominee).

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Registration number auctions

DVLA Personalised Registrations also auctions some exclusive registration numbers. Auctions are held about 6 times a year and reserve prices start from £130. You can bid online, in person, by phone or in writing.

Private sales

You can also buy a personalised registration number from a dealer or from a motorist in a private sale. If you do this, make sure you receive the V750 certificate of entitlement or V778 certificate of retention.

Get started on the DVLA Personalised Registrations website

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