Private (personalised) number plates

2. Buy a private number plate

Buy from DVLA

You can buy new numbers from DVLA Personalised Registrations.

Buying at DVLA auctions

There are auctions across the country about 6 times a year. You can see a list of the numbers coming up for auction.

You can bid in person, by phone, in writing or online.

You’ll get a V750 certificate of entitlement once you’ve paid for the private (personalised) number. This is to prove that you have the right to use a private number plate.

Buying from a private dealer or person

You can buy a private number from a dealer or from another person.

Make sure you get a V750 or V778 document from the seller to prove you have the right to use the number. You’ll need it to assign the number to a vehicle.