1. Find a Private Registration Mark using our Number Plate Search Engine.

1 - Find your New Reg using our search engine.

2. Customise your Number Plate & select Transfer and Delivery options.

2 - Customise your Number Plate

3. Pay securely by Card, Finance or PayPal.

3 - Pay now, or later using Finance.

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Cheapest Private Number Plates

Search over 58 million personalised number plates on New Reg. Our number plate search engine is the best in the business. Simply enter your initials, name, surname, car, hobby or anything - and we'll convert it into ready-to-buy number plate results. Private number plates on New Reg are available to purchase on finance, and we also operate a best-price guarantee.

UFO Number Plates

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"UFO" Number Plates are simply out of this world. Get a "UFO" number plate. Make Will Smith proud.

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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.


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.

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.

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