Vehicle registration, log books and number plates

Find number plate suppliers, buy or register number plates and register as a supplier.


  1. Contact DVLA

    Find the right phone number, email or postal address to contact DVLA about driving licences, vehicle tax, medical enquiries and vehicle registration

  2. Get a vehicle log book (V5C)

    Get a replacement log book (V5C) if the original has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed, or you have not received one for your new vehicle.

  3. Buy a personalised registration number

    Search for a personalised number plate registration and buy it from DVLA online or at auction

  4. Private (personalised) number plates

    Buy a private (personalised) number plate, assign it or transfer it to a vehicle - renew or update your entitlement certificate

  5. Vehicle registration

    How to register your vehicle and the cost - new registrations, kit cars, rebuilds, radically altered vehicles, old and classic vehicles, vehicle identification numbers, Q plates

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Find out about vehicle registration numbers and number plates (INF104)
  2. Vehicles statistics information
  3. Register a vehicle if you work for a vehicle manufacturer or retailer
  4. Information to be kept by registered number plate suppliers (INF195/2)
  5. Register of number plate suppliers customer documents (INF136)
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News and communications

  1. Green number plates for clean vehicles
  2. New 16 series registration numbers
  3. Get someone that special gift this Christmas
  4. DVLA release thousands of R prefix registrations for sale online
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Research and statistics

  1. Vehicle licensing statistics: April to June 2019
  2. Vehicle licensing statistics: January to March 2019
  3. DfI Driver, Vehicle, Operator, and Enforcement Statistics - 2018-19 Quarter 4
  4. Heavy Goods Vehicles (VEH05)
  5. Buses and coaches (VEH06)
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Revised transitional arrangements where rights to vehicle registration numbers held on a certificate have expired
  2. Transitional arrangements where vehicle registration numbers held on a certificate have expired
  3. Vehicle Registration Marks Act 2007: post-legislative assessment
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