DVLA Number Plates

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is the part of the UK government that has the responsibility for maintaining a database of drivers in Great Britain and a database of vehicles throughout the entire United Kingdom. The DVLA generates and records vehicle registrations and therefore holds the key role of providing the vehicle registration numbers that feature on UK number plates.

Millions of DVLA number plates are sourced directly from a massive database of stock that contains more than 50 million previously unissued combinations of numbers and letters which are available to purchase from us here at MyReg.com right now.

The vast majority of the DVLA’s stock of available registrations is made up of Current and Prefix plates that have a date identifier to them, but if the date is far enough in the past and you’re putting that number on a relatively young vehicle then they could almost be considered dateless.

For example, let’s say you want the number F354 YUB to put on a brand new car. This F plate would have been issued in 1988, but nobody is going to think your brand new vehicle was built more than 30 years ago so it doesn’t actually give away the year of registration at all.

You can browse and buy unissued DVLA registration plates using the make your own number plate service we offer here at MyReg.com. We can also provide you with acrylic plates and an easy transfer service that makes buying your DVLA plates easier than you ever thought possible.

MyReg.com – Registered Suppliers of DVLA Number Plates

It’s written in UK law that every company in the country involved in supplying perspex number plates has to be correctly registered with the DVLA under the RNPS (Register Of Number Plate Suppliers). This is a UK Government scheme that came into force in 2003 to help combat the growing problem of vehicle-related crime.

Every company that gets accepted into the scheme has to agree to adhere to the following laws;

The DVLA reg and number plate issued has to conform to strict British standards, otherwise, the supplier could be fined up to as much as £2,500 and/or be banned completely from supplying number plates in the future.

Registered suppliers must also keep detailed records of all number plates supplied, or once again, a fine can be issued. In this case, the fine is one of up to £1000 and they can also be suspended from the official register. The records must be kept on file for a minimum of three years.

Records kept must include certain specific details, which include the registration number itself, the customer’s name and address, and details of the customer’s entitlement to the number plate. A number also has to be registered for using to trace the customer that has been taken from an original document that’s considered an accepted form of ID, which could be a driving licence, V5C or a V750/V778.

These records must be made available to be seen by the DVLA, the police and Trading Standards if they ask to see them. Any changes made to the registered details must be reported to the DVLA within 28 days of the change being made. Failure to adhere to this can incur a fine of up to £1,000, and this sanction still remains in place even if the supplier stops supplying DVLA plates.

The EasyReg DVLA Registered Number Plate Supplier number is (TBA).

Official Resellers of DVLA Registrations

The DVLA constantly releases new combinations and formats of registration numbers that have never been issued before. MyReg.com is proud to be a registered DVLA re-seller of these numbers.

DVLA registration numbers come in two different formats. The earliest of the two is the “Prefix” style which is the B13 EFG format, and the other is the “Current” style which are two letters (area identifier), two numbers (date identifier) and then three random letters.

Although the Current style DVLA plates have the date and geographical identifiers, they are only significant when you buy a new vehicle and get allocated a number, not when you buy a private plate. If you want to buy a YX (Beverley, Yorkshire) plate but you live in London it doesn’t matter, and if it’s 2021 but you want a 17 plate that doesn’t matter either, as long as you don’t try to put it on a vehicle registered before March 1st 2017 of course.

You can now buy a DVLA registration number “off the shelf” for less than £200. You can browse the different combinations that have already been made available by the DVLA or you can make your own plates with MyReg.com.

Whether you want to make your own Prefix DVLA number plates such as V212 SLH or your own Current style DVLA number plate such as YL12 EFJ, they all make superb gifts for that special someone. If you are unsure which one to buy you could always consider a gift voucher for any pre-paid amount, and if you want that special plate that’s a little too expensive to pay for in one go but could be an investment for the future, you can even pay for your private plate in easy monthly installments with our finance.

There are just three easy steps when it comes to making your own number plate here on the MyReg website:

The first step is to select a prefix letter that can be A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H,J,K,L,M,N,P,R,S,T,V,W,X or Y but cannot be I,O,Q or Z.

Next, you have to choose a number that can be from 1 to 20, multiples of ten such as 20, 30, or 22, 33, etc., or higher numbers from 100 to 999. Sometimes you will be lucky and your initials will be available, but you need to understand that numbers considered to be particularly desirable (and potentially valuable) are held back by the DVLA to be auctioned off to the highest bidder.

Making and buying your own DVLA registration online here at MyReg couldn’t be quicker or easier and we can even make the physical plates for you and have them delivered. You’ll also receive a DVLA V750 Certificate of Entitlement that you can insert into a card if it’s too short notice to get the physical plates delivered on time.

Frequently Asked Questions About DVLA Number Plates;

Q. Does the DVLA buy back number plates?

A. unfortunately no, the DVLA does not buy back or re-sell number plates as it only sells previously unissued numbers. However, there’s no shortage of places you can sell your plate if you want to.

Q. Can I buy the number plate I like directly from the DVLA?

A. Yes, the DVLA does sell number plates direct to the public but the majority of plates they have to offer are the current style like YB11 FWL. All the most sought-after, investment and collectible private plates have long been sold or issued and you’ll only get them from private sellers or professional dealers.

Q. Is it easy complicated to transfer a plate to a vehicle?

A. No, you can choose, buy, pay for and transfer a DVLA plate easily and in just a few minutes online here at MyReg.

Q. Will my plates expire?

A. You are issued with a Government Certificate of Entitlement when you buy a registration number that’s valid for up to 10 years. You can transfer the number to a vehicle at any time, but if you want to leave the number on the certificate for longer than 10 years without allocating it to a vehicle you will need to extend the certificate before the 10-year expiry date.