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Use a Private Registration

This guide focuses on what happens after you've purchased a new private registration, explaining how to transfer it onto a new car or certificate, what documents are needed, the timescales involved and much more.

This guide also explains what to do when you want to change your car in the future, as well as providing information about the DVLA's procedures, regulations and forms regarding private registrations.

If you're unsure about how to do something or simply need some further guidance, our friendly sales and after-sales teams will be happy to help.

  • After You Buy

    What happens after you buy?

  • Bought A Used Vehicle

    What to do if you've just bought a used vehicle

  • DVLA Documents

    What are the names of the DVLA documents and what do they look like

  • DVLA Processes and Regulations

    In this section you will find a wealth of information relating to the required documents and processes concerning private registrations.

  • Later Transfers

    If you've found a private registration you'd like to purchase but you aren't ready to transfer it straight away, we can help you arrange a later transfer

  • ULEZ and other Clean Air Zones

    Advice on how to appeal a charge if you have received one in error because you just changed your registration mark.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Find the most frequently asked questions (and their answers!) related to using a private number plate.