Register with the Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) if you want to sell or make number plates.
If you have a subsidiary company, it must register separately from the parent company.
How to register - by post
Fill in form V940 if you only have one place of business.
You’ll also need to fill in form V940/1 if you have more than one place of business.
Where to send the forms
The Register of Number Plate Suppliers
Help and advice
If you need help or advice, contact the DVLA Registration Plate Register contact line.
DVLA Registration Plate Register Contact Line
0300 123 0797
Find out about call charges
Fees and charges
There is a one-off fee of £40 for each place of business you register.
Fines and penalties
If you don’t register, you could be fined up to £5,000.
What you must do if you make or supply plates
The number plates must conform to British standards or you can be fined up to £2,500 and/or be banned from supplying number plates.
You must keep records of the number plates you supply or you can be fined up to £1,000 and and/or suspended from the register.
Records must include:
- the registration number
- the customer’s name and address and entitlement to the number plate
- a number that can be used to trace a customer and is taken from an original document from an accepted form of ID, such as a driving licence or V5C
You must keep records for 3 years. You must let DVLA, the police and Trading Standards see these records if they ask.
Report changes to the DVLA
You must report changes to register details to the DVLA within 28 days of the change or be fined up to £1,000. This includes if you stop supplying number plates.
Download a sample record sheet for number plates.