If you’re considering the cost of obtaining new, replacement number plates, then first you need to establish exactly what it is that you want. One person may say they want a replacement number plate, and by that they could mean that they simply want to replace a pair of worn, faded, plates to improve the appearance of their vehicle.
Alternatively, someone might mention replacement number plates when they really mean obtaining a private registration for their vehicle to replace the old, or original, one. In this case, a private number plate can cost anything from a couple of hundred, up to tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds. The question, “how much do replacement number plates cost?” is therefore open to interpretation. Here we are looking at the cost and procedure for replacing the actual plates themselves, rather than the cost of obtaining a private registration.
How to replace number plates
So let’s assume you’ve purchased a personalised number plate. Once the cost of this has been covered, you need to go about getting new plates fitted to your car, van or motorbike, showing the new private registration. At New Reg, we offer our customers a comprehensive number plate replacement service. This convenient service takes care of the manufacture and delivery of your new plates at a very competitive rate, and can be ordered at checkout when buying your new registration. We are a DVLA Registered Number Plate Supplier, which means you can be certain that the plates we supply comply fully with the relevant law.
How much do replacement number plates cost?
If you have bought a personalised registration, you will need to pay a transfer fee to the DVLA to
assign the new plate to your car. Again, New Reg can deal with the DVLA paperwork for you if you wish to take advantage of this service.
Then there’s the cost of purchasing the new pair of plates themselves (or rear plate, in the case of motorbikes, mopeds or motorised tricycles). Once more, we can deal with this for you, so there’s no need to find time to take all your documentation to a motoring store in order to get the plates made up.
What do I need to get a replacement number plate?
Firstly, you need to find a number plate supplier that is registered with the DVLA. Fortunately for our customers, New Reg is such a supplier, so there’s no need to look around to find a number plate manufacturer you can trust.
Whoever you use, the plate maker will have to see original documentation proving your name, address, and that you have the right to use that registration number. To confirm your address, they will need to see your original driving licence, utility bill, bank or building society statement dated during the past six months, or a national identity card.
You must also supply paperwork proving that you’re permitted to use the registration number. There’s a comprehensive list of what is acceptable, including the V5C (log book), a retention document (V778), a renewal notice for taking your vehicle or declaring SORN (V11 or V11NI) or a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) which has been stamped by the DVLA. There are more options on the list, but New Reg can simplify the process for you.
Where can I get replacement number plates?
Right here at New Reg! You can order online with us while purchasing a private registration, so there’s no need to waste time finding another online supplier or retailer when we could pop your new plates in the post to you with ease.