Sell or give a private number to someone else

You can sell or give a private (personalised) number to someone. The number must be assigned to their vehicle before they can use it.

If you’re giving a number to someone, follow the steps for assigning your private number to someone else.

Selling your private number

You can use a private number dealer or sell your number yourself.

Do not share a photograph or scan of the V750 or V778 certificate. Someone other than the buyer might use it to put the private number on another vehicle.

Use a private number dealer

Most dealers will find a buyer, arrange the payment and transfer the number to the buyer’s vehicle for you.

Sell your private number yourself

After you find a buyer, you’ll need to assign your number to their vehicle. Follow the steps for assigning your private number to someone else.

Assign your private number to someone else

You can put your private number on someone else’s vehicle online or by post.

After that, DVLA will send a replacement log book for the vehicle but with the new private number assigned to it.

Online

Assign your private number online. You’ll need details from the other vehicle’s log book (V5C) and your V778 or V750.

By post

Send DVLA:

  • your V778 or V750 form - fill in sections 1 and 2 and sign it first
  • the log book (V5C) for the vehicle you want to put the private number on

The address is on the form.

If the nominee dies

The person who has the right to use the private number can change the ‘nominee’ (the person you’re giving the number to). Fill in section 2 of the V750 or V778 with the new nominee’s details, sign the form and send it to:

DVLA Personalised Registrations
DVLA
C2E
Swansea
SA99 1DN