Private and Personalised DVLA Registrations

DVLA vehicle number plates are the 520 mm by 111 mm bits of plastic (officially referred to as Perspex) that we display on the front and rear of our vehicles to display its registration mark.

At TopReg, we have millions of private and personalised DVLA registrations for sale, including the very popular dateless styles. Many of our customers buy DVLA plates to display their name, initials, hobbies, interests, vehicle model or occupation.

So, if you’re looking to add something unique and personal to your vehicle, we have DVLA private plates for all budgets. Go ahead and use our search bar to explore all the registrations we have on offer.

Do you have to buy private number plates from the DVLA?

No, you can buy your private registration from private dealers as well as the DVLA. TopReg is a leading private dealer that can also supply you with high-quality perspex plates printed in-house on our specialist equipment – unlike the DVLA, who do not supply the physical plates.

We also offer Fast Track Transfer services where we take care of the process of transferring your registration number over to a new vehicle. We also offer complete number plate retention assistance for all transactions.

For more information on private plates and the DVLA, check out our page on How the DVLA Issues Car Registrations.

Number plate styles available

Our enormous range of DVLA plates include all the different styles:

Current Style Plates
(Sep 2001 - present)


2 letters for the registration location, 2 numbers for the registration year, and then a small gap followed by 3 random letters.

Prefix Number Plates
(1983 - 2001)

T123 REG

1 prefix letter for the registration year, a number from 1 to 999, and then a small gap followed by 3 letters for the registration location.

Suffix Number Plates
(1963 - 1982)

TOP 944S

3 letters for the registration location, a small gap, a sequence number from 1 to 999, and 1 suffix letter for the registration year.

Dateless Number Plates*
(Pre 1963)


1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers, followed by a small gap and then 1, 2 or 3 letters. Can also be reversed with 1, 2 or 3 letters followed by 1, 2, 3 or 4 numbers.

* Dateless style plates allow you to hide the age of a vehicle.

Why TopReg should be your #1 stop for buying DVLA number plates

At TopReg, we can help you find your perfect new DVLA plate. We are proud to boast a head-ache free service that gives you the following benefits:

  • Over 65 million DVLA and personalised registrations available
  • State-of-the-art and easy-to-use registration search
  • Cutting edge and industry-leading plate printers
  • 4D (True 3D) plates available for all registrations
  • Express and easy-to-use Fast Track Transfer Services
  • Finance options available through Klarna
  • Next day delivery of physical plates

You can even use TopReg to get involved in the DVLA number plate auctions that are held 5 to 6 times per year. Here you can jump in on the fun and purchase a collection of new DVLA registration numbers hot off the press!

Registered DVLA number plate suppliers

TopReg are a fully registered DVLA number plate supplier (#54321) and are listed on the RNPS (Register of Number Plate Suppliers). All plates sold through TopReg adhere to the laws set out by the DVLA, and are 100% road legal.

DVLA Auction

Interested in picking up a bargain from the next DVLA personalised registrations auction? It’s easy and straight forward to bid using our premium bidding service.

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Number Plate Printing

When ordering your new registration through TopReg, why not compliment your purchase with a set of high-quality plates from us. Delivered in the post to you within one business day!

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