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NetPlates are one of the UK’s leading DVLA recognised resellers of private number plates.

With years of experience in buying and selling DVLA registration plates, we have helped thousands of people to buy and sell personalised registration plates.

We specialise in providing vehicle registration numbers to meet your personal needs. Every customer is treated as an individual and not just another transaction. We're proud of our personalised customer service and prices.

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How do I buy a private number plate?

Buying a private number plate from NetPlates is very straight forward. Simply enter your initials, name, surname or even your favourite car into the search box and we will display all matching registrations.

The easiest way is to buy online via our website. If you have any questions before ordering, please email us on

or call us on 0121 777 6555 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

What is the total cost?

The all-inclusive price of VAT(If any), the compulsory £80 DVLA assignment fee meaning there are no hidden charges other than the optional £30 set of plastic plates.

What happens next?

Once you have purchased your chosen registration number we can send you the registration on a certificate or we can handle the entire transfer process onto your vehicle free of charge.

How can I sell my plate?

You can click here to enter your details to receive a valuation. Once you have received your valuation, you can accept it via email and we will begin advertising on your behalf.

When we receive interest in your registration, we will contact you with the offer that was put forward (if any) and request proof of ownership (this will be either the V778/ V750 Retention Document or the V5C Log Book if it is on a vehicle). We require proof of ownership before we can take any form of payment from the interested party.

We will then go back to the interested party and confirm availability. If they wish to proceed, we will contact you to confirm the sale of your registration and request that you send your documents in the post to our address Net Plates, Unit E, The Swallows Industrial Estate, 267 Cranmore Blvd, Shirley, Solihull B90 4QT. We also ask that you send your bank details so we can issue payment quickly and efficiently once everything is completed.

Upon receipt of the documents in the post, we will send the documents to the DVLA to be processed. When we receive the documents back from the DVLA, we will issue your payment.

What happens if I do not wish to assign the registration number straight away?

We are able to provide the registration number on a V778/ V750 Retention Certificate which is valid for up to 10 years. If you do not assign the registration to a vehicle within the 10 years, you can renew the certificate free of charge through the DVLA.

What if my vehicle documents are at the DVLA when I make a purchase?

We are happy to hold onto the V778/ V750 Retention Certificate until you receive your Logbook (V5C) back from the DVLA. We can then assign your new registration to your vehicle. Alternatively, we can send you the V778/V750 Retention Certificate for you to assign the registration yourself if that is more convenient for you.

Are all advertised registrations actually available?

Advertised registrations are a combination of stock from the DVLA, other number plate dealers, private sellers, and our own stock.

We endeavor to update our available registrations regularly however, sometimes a registration is sold, and we are not informed by the seller that we have on file until we contact them when we have an enquiry.

If you were to purchase a registration and it was no longer available, we will issue a full refund or try to find you an alternative registration. 

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How do I buy a plate?


Use our tool to search for your name, initials, car or anything! We have millions of plates to choose from.

Check suitability

Registrations have age identifiers tied to release dates. DVLA prohibits using younger-looking registrations on vehicles; older ones can be transferred to newer ones.


Configure your options, and pay online by debit or credit card. You can then choose to receive the certificate, or for us to assign the registration straight to your vehicle.

Fit your plate

If you bought physical plates, use the screws or sticky pads (available with your purchase) to fit your new plate.

How do I sell a plate?


Fill out our online form with the details of your plate, and what you're hoping to get for it.


We'll begin advertising on your behalf, and contact you with any offers put forward.


If you decide to go ahead with the sale, you'll need to send your documents to us by post.

Get paid

We'll forward your documents to the DVLA to be processed, and once we get them back you'll receive payment.