Give up your right to use a private number
You might get a refund of £80 if you have the right to use a private number but you decide not to assign it to a vehicle.
This refunds the £80 fee you paid when you either:
- bought the number (the fee was included in the cost)
- took the number off a vehicle
You can apply for a refund if:
- the number was not assigned to any vehicle after you paid the fee
- you have the latest V778 or V750 document - if you’ve lost it and it’s still valid you can get a replacement from DVLA
If the document was issued before 9 March 2015, you can only get a refund once it expires. You cannot get a replacement document if it’s expired.
Tick the ‘Give up the right to this registered number (surrender)’ section of the V778 or V750 document, sign it and send it to:
DVLA Personalised Registrations
You cannot use the private number after you give up your right to it.
There’s a different process if the person with the right to use the private number has died.