How to retain your private number plate after selling your car?

How to retain your private number plate after selling your car?

You must be often wondering what’d happen to your personalised number plate when it comes to selling your car or giving it in the scrape.

Yes, you will want to keep it. Here is how you can keep it?

Here are some questions that might come into your thoughts.

Can I sell my car and keep the number plate?

Yes, you can sell your car and keep your personalised number plate even if you’re giving your car for scrape then also you can keep your private number. You can either hold your private number plate or put it on another car.

Now the new question that arises is how to do so?

How can you keep your registration number plate?

To keep your number plate to you, you can apply by post or online. To apply online, go to GOV’s personalised vehicle registration service and here are points to be taken care of:

  • The car should be registered in the UK with DVLA.
  • The car should be of a type that needs an MOT.
  • The car needs to have a SORN in place or have a valid tax for the last five years.
  • The car needs to have a valid tax or a valid SORN.
  • The car needs to be available for inspection.

You can also apply by post but you’ll need a V317 form (transfer or keep a vehicle registration number) and the car’s logbook (V5C).

The DVLA will decide if they need to inspect your car.

Once they’ve approved the application, they’ll send you a new logbook. That’ll have the new registration. You’ll get a V778 ‘retention document’ if the private plate is in your name.

How much does it cost to keep a number plate?

It’ll cost you £80 to take the number plate off a car.

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