How Do I Take A Number Plate Off My Car?

What happens to private number plates when a car is scrapped?

A number plate can only be associated with one particular vehicle, and if that vehicle has been destroyed, the number plate will be destroyed along with it.

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How long does it take DVLA to transfer a number plate?

The DVLA will assign the old car with a replacement registration and send you a new registration document (V5C) within two weeks.

How do I take my private plate off my car?

Apply by post Send all of the following to DVLA : a V317 ‘transfer or retain a vehicle registration number’ form – the address is on the form. the vehicle’s log book (V5C) or green ‘new keeper’ slip with a completed V62 ‘application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C’

How long does it take to take a number plate off a car?

The DVLA do not re-issue plates that have previously been on vehicles. If you are able to remove the registration using the DVLA’s online service to remove a number plate, then this can be done instantly. A new/replacement V5C will be sent to you – which can take 4 to 6 weeks to arrive.

How do I transfer my number plate to another car?

If you want to transfer a number plate between cars, you’ll need to fill in a V317 form. Using this form, there are two methods: the first is to move a number plate from your old car to your new one, while the second is to keep hold of the registration using something called a retention document.

Can I keep my number plate when I sell my car?

Number Plate Retention 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.

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.

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).

What happens to your old number plate when you change it?

According to DVLA, all you need to do is “keep the original registration number” this is because the old number plate will most likely be reassigned to that same vehicle if you decide to take your personalised number plate off or decide to sell your vehicle and want to keep your new plate when you do so.

Can I take number plate off car without MOT?

While the car you’re taking the private plate from doesn’t need to have an MOT, it must be able to move under its own power, and must have been taxed or been SORN’d for the last five years. The DVLA may also need to inspect your car before approving or turning down your application.