Apply to keep a vehicle registration number and put it on another vehicle (form V317)

Application form to keep a vehicle registration number (personalised number plate) and put it on another vehicle.




Form and guidance on how to fill in form V317, application to keep a vehicle registration number and put it on another vehicle (transfer). Or keep a registration number and put it on a certificate.

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You can take a registration number off a vehicle online, and put a registration number on a vehicle 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
Last updated 24 January 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated pdf.
  2. PDF updated.
  3. Updated Welsh language pdf.
  4. Updated version of pdf.
  5. Welsh PDF updated.
  6. Welsh PDF updated.
  7. PDF updated.
  8. PDF updated
  9. PDF update
  10. PDF updated.
  11. Updated version
  12. Added translation
  13. Links added to our new online services.
  14. Update to the V317W.
  15. Updates to section B and C and new section E ( Conditions on taxing a vehicle) added in guidance notes.
  16. Amended document to include abolition of the tax disc changes.
  17. Update due to centralisation of Northern Ireland vehicle services
  18. Updates to the form due to LO office closures.
  19. Reverted back to previous PDF version as LO changes are not due to go live until end of June.
  20. Updates are due to LO closures and the personalised registration work centralised at Swansea.
  21. First published.