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Simply enter how many digits, letters or numbers, that you would like on your private registration to see a list that meets your needs.

This method of searching is great for potential Investors looking for a cherished dateless plate at low-cost.


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Prefix Number Plates

Prefix number plates are one of the most recognisable and impacting styles of vehicle registrations. Introduced in '83, prefix number plates start with a letter representing the year of the registration.


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Suffix Registration Plates

Suffix style registration plates, introduced in 1963, contain 3 letters, 2/3 numbers and a last letter to indicate the year the vehicle was registered, starting from "A" being 1963, "B" being 1964, and so on.

If you'd like a suffix registration, simply use our suffix plate builder for instant results that come with an unbeatable price tag.


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Current Style Registrations

Current/New Style Registrations are the most recent types of Number Plates. They were first introduced in 2001.


Types of DVLA Private Registrations

Prefix Number Plates

Prefix Number Plates are our biggest seller and are probably the type of private plate you most commonly see whilst driving down the high street. The general format is quite simple; one letter, a number followed by three letters (usually the drivers initials). New Reg's collection of cherished prefix registration includes R4 NDY, S73 VEN and R4 CHS - great registrations, we think you'll agree!

Prefix Number Plates are combinations with the year identifier at the beginning of the combination and examples may be as follows: C21 JON or D45 SAM or E465 ANN. Combinations within this category always have three letters and may be preceded by the number range 21 to 999 plus the prefix indicators excluding I, O, Q, U and Z. The number range 1 to 20 on the A to H prefix were withheld for select issue. On the newer prefix range from J onward the following numbers are withheld for select issue and may be bought subject to availability: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 2022 30 33 40 44 50 55 60 66 70 77 80 88 90 99 100 111 200 222 300 333 400 444 500 555 600 666 700 777 800 888 900 999.

Not every configuration of suffix and prefix were issued by the DVLA. For example using JON again as our combination the only suffix letters issued were E, L and W, subsequently JON 131X does not exist. A1 JON and other very distinctive prefix marks were also withheld. The DVLA hold auctions of previously un-issued marks at intervals throughout the year in which numbers like JON 1S and A316 BMW have attained substantial amounts.

Number plate using the Prefix plate type
Prefix registration example.

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Current Style Number Plates

Current Style Prefix Number Plates were introduced by the DVLA in September 2001 as a way of making it easier to understand vehicle history. This current Style still contains the year of manufacture however it is now displayed as a number e.g. 06 for 2006 (56 for September releases). Another new addition is a 'region identifier' which is now indicated by two letters at the beginning of the reg (for a full break down please click here). The random aspect (some would say the fun bit!) of this current style is, as always the final three letters. Good examples of quality current style registrations owned by New Reg are DE51 RES, PR05 PER and HU55 LED plus many more of course!

Number plate using the current plate type
Current registration example.

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Suffix Number Plates

Suffix Number Plates are combinations with the year identifier at the end of the registration. This particular type of registration number was first introduced back in the 1950's in an effort to increase the availability of combinations. The previous system of year letter followed by numbers was reversed by some local councils. This system existed for around thirty years however only a small number of area codes were used as part of this system, they were: D, E, F, H, K, N, R, U and W. As a result, this meant that whilst the initial problem of availability was solved, the average cost of suffix plates is now significantly higher than prefix registrations because of A. Availability and B. Letters at the beginning of the registration. Good examples of this system of registration owned by New Reg are EXC 173D, or BLO 550M & JEN 11E.

Number plate using the Suffix plate type
Suffix registration example.

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Dateless (or Cherished) Number Plates

This kind of registration is seen as the crème de la crème within the number plate industry, as they are the originally issued combinations to follow the 1903 Motor Car Act which required ALL vehicles to become registered and display their plates - under government law! As dateless British Number Plates such as 'JON 321' and 'Y 1' are considered 'original cherished marks' they are very desirable and therefore change hands for a great deal of money.

Reversed Dateless British Number Plates such as 321 JON and 7686 JB are considered 'reversed cherished marks' and usually have slightly less value than original cherished marks above. Combinations within this category have three letters preceded by the number range 1 to 999. They can also have a combination of two letters preceded by the number range 1 to 9999.

Number plate using the dateless plate type
Dateless registration example.

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Northern Irish Number Plates

This type of registration is seen as a cheap and effective way of disguising the age of a vehicle, as it's very difficult for the general public to distinguish the region and year of manufacture (Don't worry, this is still on the V5). Currently, the format is made up using "ABC 1000", where "BC" represents the county or city and "A" indicates it's position in the series. Northern Irish Number Plates such as JAZ 1234 or GJI 23 are issued with three letters first containing at least one I or Z, followed by between one and four numbers. Old Republic of Ireland marks such as ZJ 2889 are rare but may be found from time to time. This range of marks always contain an I or a Z and a number between 1 and 9999.

Number plate using the Northern Irish plate type
Northern Irish registration example.

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'Q' Number Plates

'Q' Number Plates are issued to vehicles when their age / origin cannot be determined.


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A first class service. The customer advisor was very helpful and the registration plate was cheapest from this company. Thank you.

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1 month ago

very quick and easy to use

very quick and easy to use, highly recommend them. My only reason why it is not 5 * review is that i felt the actual number plates were not of great quality, The edging hadn't been timed and bubbles showing,also not keen on having to pay for plates...

1 month ago

Excellent communication paperwork…

Excellent communication paperwork received quickly and payment..

1 month ago

Absolutely brilliant

Absolutely brilliant. This was the first time I have bought a private plate and wouldn’t have a clue where to start but the company made it so easy and everything was sorted really quickly. All in all five star +

1 month ago

First Class Service

First Class Service. Best Price for my new number, very courteous and extremely professional service that delivered everything they said it would. Highly satisfied.

1 month ago

Fast and Cheap!

Just wanted a cheap non age related plate. Found a belter for £151 plus paid for the full registration service. Sent my V5 of on a Friday and got it back from the DVLA within 7 days. Got my plates made locally. Very pleased with the speed of the...

3 weeks ago

Very easy and very fast

Very easy and very fast , I’ll buy from here again

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