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Private Number Plates

With over 58 million private number plates available, New Reg offer the most advanced search capability in the UK, helping you to quickly find and buy your ultimate number plate. Search initials, words or numbers and we'll display ready-to-buy personalised number plates especially tailored for you. For your peace-of-mind, if New Reg transfers fail, we’ll offer a full and unconditional refund, providing that the failure is through no fault of the Buyer.

New Reg Guarantee to beat the price if you find the same Unissued Government Stock (DVLA Registrations) simultaneously advertised cheaper anywhere else. Our Guarantee applies to current prices at the time of purchase from us and incorporates the cost of the rights to display the Registration Mark; the VAT applied on the purchase of the same; and the compulsory transfer fee charged by the Department for Transport. Unissued Government Stock is a number plate combination that has never been assigned to a car or certificate

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MUM Number Plates

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Treat Mum with a personalised "MUM" number plate. Gift wrapping is available too. Mum's the word.

MISS Number Plates

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Personalised Number Plates are all about expressing yourself. Express your fabulous side with a "MI55" number plate.

How many types of vehicle registration are there?

Registration numbers, personalised plates, DVLA number plates and private number plates are a few terms used for our products... But do you know the difference?

  • Current Style Number Plates

    Current style number plates and car registrations consist of two letters, a two-figure age identifier and finally three letters. Good examples of quality current-style personalise registrations are DE51 RES, PR05 PER and HU55 LED plus many more of course! The current registration mark format was first introduced by the DVLA in 2001.

  • Prefix Number Plates

    Prefix personalised number plates and car registrations contain the year identifier at the beginning of the personalised registration. A quality selection of cherished prefix registrations includes R4 NDY, S73 VEN and R4 CHS - great registrations, we think you'll agree! Prefix registrations were first introduced by the DVLA in 1983.

  • Suffix Number Plates

    Suffix DVLA Number plates contain the year identifier at the end of the vehicle registration. These number plates were issued by the DVLA to vehicles manufactured between 1963 and 1982. Good examples of these types of vehicle registrations are EXC 173D, BLO 550M and JEN 11E.

  • Dateless Cherished Plates

    Dateless car registrations or Cherished Number Plates do not contain a year identifier and can consist of a number combination followed by a letter combination and vice versa. Some of these registrations such as JON 321 and Y 1 are seen as the creme de la creme within the number plate industry.

  • Northern Ireland Number Plates

    Irish Number plates contain no year identifier and always incorporate an I, Z and up to 4 numbers. Irish number plates were first issued in 1903 under the original british system of identifiers. Great examples of Irish number plates are BJZ 66 and IT 1.

More detailed information can be found on our DVLA vehicle registration types page.

We've got the answers to your number plate questions

Need some assistance with your private plate? Or need help with the transfer of your personalised registration? Below are some of the most common areas people need help with when buying a number plate.

  • General Questions about Car Registrations

    We give you a summary of general questions and answers about personalised vehicle registrations.

  • Purchasing Private Number Plates

    We answer all of the questions you're likely to ask when buying a personalised registration or private number plate.

  • Selling Personalised Number Plates

    A comprehensive set of answers to common questions asked when New Reg sell a private registration mark on your behalf.

  • New Format DVLA Registrations

    A summary of questions and answers relating to the new DVLA vehicle registration format.

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Buy and Sell Private Number Plates and Personalised DVLA Registrations

Whether you’re looking to purchase a private registration or claim the best price for your personalised plate when it’s time to sell, it’s a wise idea to have qualified assistance in your corner. As a recognised DVLA reseller, at New Reg we’ve got extensive experience gained from successfully buying and selling thousands of number plates for our customers.

Helping people find their perfect plate since 1991, we were also the first company in the UK to sell private registrations online. You can take advantage of our wealth of knowledge, whether you’re looking for an accurate valuation of your private plate or hunting down a specific registration.

Our speciality is not just sharing our number plate knowhow, but making the process of buying a number plate and assigning it to a car smooth, speedy and straightforward. We can save you both time and energy by allowing you to view an extensive collection of number plates available for sale, from government issued plates from the DVLA to those already released in the UK.

Using our innovative tools, you can filter through the millions of plates and zero in on the one you want. You can also see your desired reg displayed on a vehicle to get a glimpse of what it’ll look like with our handy Number Plate Builder, where you can even customise your plate to your individual taste.

You may be wondering if you can afford the privilege of a private plate, long a symbol of status favoured by the rich and famous. The good news is that at New Reg, we have access to number plates at affordable prices to suit a range of budgets, and if your dream plate is still a little outside of your immediate budget, we can even offer you finance options. With 0% interest available, our monthly payment plans can help you to get the perfect plate for your car.

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Why buy your private number plates from New Reg online?

Buying unissued number plates from New Reg, you’ll be sure to get your plate for the best possible price. Our price guarantee means that should you find the personalised plate you seek for a lower cost elsewhere, we’ll beat it!

A one-stop shop for private registration plates, we can conveniently handle the entire process for you. At New Reg, our skilled admin team will not only manage the transfer of your plate to a vehicle or a retention document (in some instances), they’ll even get your plates manufactured for you and sent to your address.

Our aim is to keep life simple for you, guaranteeing a smooth transition to your new personalised registration, and if the number plate is a gift, we’ll even wrap it. It’s all part of the service.

How many types of vehicle registration are there?

You may have heard many terms used to describe number plates. Cherished registrations, DVLA number plates, and even dateless and vanity registrations are all names associated with these index marks, which are compulsory for cars to carry. At New Reg, you can explore the different types of number plates legally used today in the UK.

We have the answers to your number plate questions

Help is at hand in every area of buying your private plate. Our specialist team has put together a list of commonly asked questions to save you time. From transferring a registration between cars, to selling a plate yourself, everything you need to know is right here.

1 month ago

Excellent service!
The whole experience was quick and actually enjoyable! I had to use their help line a few times because I was buying the number plates as a gift for my husband. Everytime the staff was very polite and helpful even when I asked silly questions! lol...

3 days ago

It’s the first private number plate I…
It’s the first private number plate I have purchased through New Reg a really good experience with them they do everything for you I will definitely use them again

1 month ago

It was so easy to follow on the website…
It was so easy to follow on the website and from purchase of the new registration to informing DVLC to receiving the new plates everything was smoothly done by New Reg.

3 days ago

This is the second time we have had a…
This is the second time we have had a plate from this company and they have been excellent again

2 weeks ago

I found this process absolutely…
I found this process absolutely painless! I chose my number plate, paid my money and everything was done, really quickly. I would definitely recommend this company 👍🏼

3 days ago

I've used newreg before…
I've used newreg before with no problems, this time - same again superb service, had the plates etc within a week.Brilliant service and communication.

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