You can apply to keep the registration number of a vehicle to:

  • transfer it to another vehicle
  • hold on to it until you want to use it again in the future

The registration number will be retained in the name of the registered keeper.

It costs £80 for 10 years. You can renew for another 10 years.

This service is available Monday to Saturday, 8am to 6pm.

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You’ll need:

Your vehicle must be:

  • registered with DVLA
  • taxed or have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) in place within the last 5 years
  • available for inspection

If your application is approved you’ll receive a new V5C for your vehicle.

Send the following documents to the DVLA:

SA99 1DS

You can tax your vehicle at the same time. Include the following with your application: