How Do I Get Number Plates?

Can I put my front plate in the window?

There is no way to firmly affix the plate to your windshield so that it can be observed by law enforcement, and you will end up being pulled over if you choose to just place the plate on the dashboard facing the windshield.

It’s best to just affix the plate to the front end of your car and avoid any legal hassles..

What makes a car number plate illegal?

Number plates become illegal if there has been an attempt to rearrange or misrepresent the numbers or letters, such as or using large bolts to secure the plate to the car to make a numbers or letters appear different.

Where to get a number plate made up?

Luckily Halfords is here to help – we can make you some shiny new or replacement registration plates* for your car or bike while you wait. We can also make you an extra set of car number plates if you’re towing, or using a rear-mount cycle carrier. And that’s not all – you can design your plates online too (UK only).

Do DVLA send you number plates?

Buying private number plates Once you’ve bought them, the DVLA will issue you with a V750 certificate, which proves that you own the plates and have the right to attach them to your vehicle.

Are Gel number plates illegal?

Well, the good news is that providing that they adhere to all the regulations outlined in the Motor Car Act, gel-style plates is perfectly legal to use. The gel-coated characters that display your reg must not feature a pattern and must be black on both front and rear plates.

What happens when you buy a number plate from DVLA?

Once you’ve bought your personalised number plate, the DVLA will send you a certificate of entitlement (V750), which permits you to put the plate on your car. … They will make up the plate for you and fit it to your vehicle. There are strict rules governing the correct display of registration plates.

How do I get a DVLA number plate?

Please call us on 0300 123 0883. Our lines are open Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30pm.

Can I make up my own Personalised number plate?

Number Plate Builder. Build your very own personalised number plate with our online number plate builder. Simply enter your existing or dream new reg. You can preview your custom number plate on a vehicle, and search to see if it is available to purchase as a Private Number Plate on New Reg.

How do I transfer a Personalised number plate?

You can take a registration number off a vehicle online, and put a registration number on a vehicle online. Use form V317 to transfer a vehicle registration number from one vehicle to another. The form includes guidance notes and information on where to send it.

Can I actually speak to someone at DVLA?

Please direct all enquiries to the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) at 0300 123 9000. Operating Hours: DVLA’s operating hours are from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. from Monday to Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Do you have to wait for v5 to put private plate on?

You’ll no longer need to wait for the vehicle registration certificate V5C (log book) to arrive in the post. Downloading the eV948 will allow you to get your number plate made up quicker with your nearest registered number plate supplier (RNPS).

Do you have to pay every year for a private plate?

This means there are no annual fees to pay as long as the private number plate is on the vehicle. Of course, if a tax or MOT is needed that has to be paid for, but the number plate itself has no fees.

Are stick on number plates illegal?

“Are stick-on number plates legal? No, number plates must meet the British Standard requirements and we are not aware of any self-adhesive number plates that are able to meet these requirements.” The DVLA faq refers to stick on number plates on vehicles.

Can I put spaces in my number plate?

“I can space personalised number plates however I want.” It makes sense, but it is illegal as it doesn’t match the official format. All personalised plates much meet the standard DVLA formats, which have been explained here. Spaces are legally mandated and cannot be omitted, altered or moved.

Can I put my private plate on straight away?

But don’t worry, you don’t have to wait over a month to use your plates; you can use your new plates straight away, once your application has been approved.