FAQs for Buyers

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 admin@netplates.co.uk

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.

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.