Transfer or retain a vehicle registration number
Application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number form V317.
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Form and guidance on how to fill in form V317, application to transfer or retain a vehicle registration number.
You can now transfer or retain a registration number online.
Use form V317 to transfer a vehicle registration number from one vehicle to another - the form includes guidance notes and information on where to send it.
You can transfer a vehicle registration:
- from your vehicle to another one in your name
- to a vehicle you’re buying
- to someone else’s vehicle
If the number is being transferred to someone else’s vehicle, then both registered keepers need to complete the application.
Along with the form you’ll need to include:
- the registration certificate or new keeper supplement with a completed form V62 (application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C)
- the £80 transfer fee
If either vehicle needs taxing, include:
- a completed form V10 (application for vehicle tax)
- correct vehicle tax payment
- an MOT certificate
Published: 1 February 2012
Updated: 17 November 2016
- Added translation
- Links added to our new online services.
- Update to the V317W.
- Updates to section B and C and new section E ( Conditions on taxing a vehicle) added in guidance notes.
- Amended document to include abolition of the tax disc changes.
- Update due to centralisation of Northern Ireland vehicle services
- Updates to the form due to LO office closures.
- Reverted back to previous PDF version as LO changes are not due to go live until end of June.
- Updates are due to LO closures and the personalised registration work centralised at Swansea.
- First published.