Buying a private number plate

Where can I buy a private number plate?

It’s very simple, just give us a call and our team of experts will be able to assist you in the purchase of a suitable registration plate. They’ll be on hand to help you with any questions you may have regarding your purchase or the car reg transfer.

Alternatively, we have a large variety available to buy online – safely and securely!

Make Your Own personalised car reg by searching for your initials, name, car or special number now.

Step 1: Search

Enter the registration you want into the SEARCH box. You may have seen it advertised in one of the national newspapers or on our website. By using the SEARCH box, you will be able to see whether the car number plate is still for sale. If not, alternative options will be shown to you. If you would like further assistance, please call our team of friendly experts on 0121 353 3333 or email us at

Step 2: Buy online or call us on 0121 353 3333

If your selected private plate is available, that means you can purchase it online straightaway. All you have to do is follow the on screen instructions and ensure you have a valid credit or debit card.

Tips when searching for your new personalised plate:

  • Limit the combination of letters to 3 – ABC, KAT, TOM, DAZ for example.
  • It is worth noting that UK registrations can only include a maximun of 3 consecutive numbers unless there is only 1 or 2 non-year-related letters (eg: A 1234).
  • Try a combination of initials and numbers to find something special – KT 30, P 1972, GEM 57 and so on.

Transferring a Registration

You’ve got your new private plate, now you need to get it transferred onto your vehicle. Read our Reg Transfer Guide –


Need some help with the jargon? Read our handy Glossary.

About Us

British Car Registrations was established in 1987 by its current owners. Its success has been down to being one of the first private number plate specialists and remaining  market leaders offering a range of products and services. The company prides itself on its high level of customer service, quality and value. A range of financial plans, price matching and a 7 day transfer guarantee are all important innovations.


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