Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Save or Keep My Existing Car Registration Plate?

Quite simply, Yes you can.

If you have a registration plate on a car that you are selling or scrapping then you must make an application to retain the registration by assigning it to a Retention Document (V778). The document is issued by the DVLA so that the registration is safeguarded for use at a later date. The cost to retain a registration is £80.00 but its important to note that the application must be made whilst the vehicle is still registered in your name. Once the vehicle changes ownership or becomes scrapped or written off the number plate is lost.

DVLA will then post a certificate to you which will be valid for 10 years. Its important to keep this certificate in a safe place and under no circumstances should a copy be given to anyone as it could be transferred without your knowledge. Never reveal the document reference number that appears on the certificate either as this is another sure fire way of losing your rights to the plate.

If preferred, we can arrange all the paperwork to secure your number plate onto a retention certificate for you for just £20 plus VAT and the DVLA fee. Please call us on 01639 888833 or contact us via email for further information or assistance.