- Published 08/12/2022
Keeping Your Personalised Number Plate
A personalised number plate is a great way to make your car stand out from the crowd. Whether you're looking to add a bit of personality to your car or simply want to make it easier to find in a crowded parking lot, a personalised number plate is the way to go. But what happens if you need to sell your car or even scrap it? Can you keep your personalised number plate? Read on to find out.
The good news is that, in most cases, you can keep your personalised number plate when selling, trading in or scrapping your car. However, there are a few things you need to do in order to ensure that the process goes smoothly. First, you'll need to complete a V317 form (also known as an 'application to retain a vehicle registration number') and send it off to the DVLA along with the £80 fee. Once the DVLA has received and processed your form, they'll issue you with a Certificate of Entitlement which will allow you to transfer your personalised number plate to your new car (or any other vehicle) at any time within the next 12 months
Assign Your Number Plate to Someone Else
If you don't want to keep your personalised number plate yourself, you can also choose to assign it to someone else (e.g. a family member or friend) by completing a V317 form and sending it off to the DVLA along with the £80 fee. The person you've assigned the number plate to will then have 12 months in which they can transfer it onto their own vehicle
Notify the DVLA
You'll need to notify the DVLA that you're selling or trading in your car. You can do this by completing and sending them a V5C/3 form (also known as a 'notification of change of keeper's details') which can be found on their website. Once the DVLA has received and processed your form, they'll send the new Registered Keeper a new V5C registration certificate with the new owner's details.
A personalised number plate is a great way to make your car stand out from the rest. And in most cases, you can keep your personalised number plate when selling or trading in your car by following the steps outlined above. So, there's no need to worry about having to give up your cherished plates when selling or trading in your car—you can keep them for years to come!