Quick Answer: Can I Put My Private Plate On A Car I’Ve Just Bought?

What happens if I buy a car with a private number plate?

Once the private number plate is transferred, your car will automatically be reassigned its original registration number.

However, you will need to put the original plates back on the car before you drive it on the public road again, and it’s best to reattach the plates too if you’re going to sell the car on..

Does putting a private plate affect insurance?

When it comes to purchasing a private number plate, once you have assigned it to a vehicle, it is necessary to inform the DVLA and insurance company that the plate has been put onto your vehicle. Otherwise, if your vehicle is involved in an accident, or theft, the insurance may be void if the number plate is incorrect.

How do I transfer my private plate to a new 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’

Do I need to tell insurance about number plate change?

When insuring with us, customers need to to change their registration on their policy once the number plate has been fitted to the car and the car’s V5 document has been changed. If you don’t inform the DVLA, there’s a risk that they will think the vehicle is uninsured.

Why can’t I take my private plate off online?

The usual reason is because the car is going to be sold and you don’t want lose the rights to display your personalised plate. … If you get a message saying ‘this registration number cannot be retained online’ call the telephone number displayed on screen and speak to a member of the the DVLA online support team.

How do I sell my car but keep my private plate?

If you decide to sell or give your private reg to someone else, you have to assign it to their car. You can do this online using the Personalised Vehicle Registration Service. If you prefer to do things by post, you need to send the DVLA: The log book of the car that will have the private plate.

Can you put a Personalised number plate on any car?

Registration plates can be transferred between vehicles provided the recipient vehicle satisfies the rules of the DVLA’s Transfer and Retention Scheme. Generally, the recipient vehicle must not be older than the year associated with the personal registration mark. You cannot make a vehicle appear younger.

Is a car still insured if you change the number plate?

Normally your insurance provider should not charge for change of number plate. According to most insurers, a change of number plate does not count as a modification to your car. … Always check with your insurance provider to know for sure if they provide cover for your personalised number plates as part of your package.

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.

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).

How long does it take to transfer a private plate from one car to another?

Once your application has been submitted, it will take around two weeks for the transfer to process, although it may take longer if the DVLA want to inspect the vehicles involved. Once completed, you will receive a new V5C registration for the vehicle that had its registration removed.

Do you have to tell your insurance about a private plate?

So when it comes to getting a new set of number plates, do you need to inform your insurer? When you are changing the registration on your vehicle – putting your private plate onto the car – you’ll need to let your insurer know, so they are insuring the correct car on the road, and have a record of the vehicle.

Can I put my number plate on retention online?

Once the online service is available to all, the next online service to be launched will be ‘Assign a personalised registration number’. Any registration number on retention (V778 certificate) or bought from DVLA (V750 certificate) can be assigned via the online service.

What happens to number plates when a car is scrapped?

Once the vehicle is sold on or scrapped, the DVLA rules are very clear…. you will lose your private number plate! … You should refer to the DVLA for full rules and regulations.