FAQs

Do you sell personalised registrations?

UK Registrations only sells replacement number plates. To purchase number plates on our site you must have permission from the person that owns the registration. To ensure number plates are only purchased by those that own the registration, and to comply with DVLA registered number plate supplier rules, when purchasing your number plate we request proof of ownership and identification documents.

If you are looking to purchase a personalised registrations, our sister website Plate Finder has over 50 million private number plates available to purchase. To visit the Plate Finder website please click the following link www.platefinder.co.uk.

How long will it take for me to receive my number plates?

All orders submitted prior to 1.30pm, Monday to Friday will be dispatched the same day. Orders after this time will not be dispatched until the following day. Orders submitted on Saturday or Sunday will not be dispatched until the following Monday.

UK Registrations offers two postage options:

  • Standard delivery arrival within three working days of being dispatched
  • First class delivery - 99% arrive next day but can be up to 3 days

Please note UK Registrations has no control over orders once they are sent out, and any delays are solely the responsible of the courier. If your order is delayed we will do our best to rectify the situation as soon as possible.

Will my replacement number plates arrive pre-drilled?

Drill holes vary depending on the manufacturer and model of your vehicle so plates will be sent out without drill holes. The easiest way to fit new number plates to your vehicle is to use our sticky pads, which do not require any drilling. Alternatively you can purchase our fixing kit which includes all the required screws and caps to fix the replacement number plates to your car.

Are you registered with the DVLA to make replacement number plates?

UK Registrations is a trading name of Plate Finder Limited. We are registered number plate supplier and adhere to DVLA rules and guidelines for selling number plates. To check we are a registered number plate supplier you can search the DVLA record by clicking the following link and searching SM1 4NG, our business postcode.
https://www.gov.uk/number-plate-supplier

Can I alter the spacing on my new number plates?

Incorrectly spaced number plates are illegal and can result in a fine of up to £1,000, along with an MOT failure. As a DVLA registered number plate supplier, UK Registrations only prints number plates with the correct, legal spacing. If you try to use incorrect spacing when using our plate builder, it will be corrected to the legal spacing.

Do you take telephone orders?

Orders can be made online or via telephone. To speak to one of our friendly team to place your order or for advice, you can call us on 0207 183 6257. Our telephone lines are open from Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm.

Do you discount for regular, trade, or bulk orders?

Please contact us if you are regularly purchasing replacement number plates. We will do our best to help cater to your requirements.

How do I cancel an order?

As we print orders as soon as they're placed, in some cases it may not be possible to issue a refund as the number plates have already been made. If you would like to cancel your order please contact us as soon as possible (within the hour). In the event that the new number plates have not been created we will issue a refund.

Do your number plates include your legal details? / Are your number plates road-legal?

All of our number plates feature the required legal markings. This means that the text "PLATE FINDER SM1 4NG" will be shown on the bottom centre of the plate and "BSAU 145d" will be shown on the bottom right of the plate. This text allows the relevant authorities to find out which company produced the number plates if required.

Do I need to send in documents?

As a DVLA registered number plate supplier, we have to request documents that prove your identity and that you can use the registration number. We understand this is a slight inconvenience, but do our best to ensure sending documents to us is made as simple as possible. Be aware of other suppliers that do not request these documents, as it may suggest the replacement number plates they are producing are not road legal.

When sending in documents require one of each of the following:

To confirm your identity

  • driving licence
  • utility, Council Tax or rates bill from the last 6 months
  • bank or building society statement from the last 6 months
  • national identity card

To confirm you can use the registration

  • vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
  • new keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI)
  • of entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number
  • retention document (V778) - not applicable in Northern Ireland
  • a renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • a number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
  • an electronic number plate authorisation certificate (eV948)
  • a letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the registration certificate

How do I send my documents?

Documents can be sent to us by post, uploaded from the order confirmation page or sent by email. To send your documents by email please send them to contact@ukregplates.co.uk. If you would prefer to post your documents please send them to the following address.

UK Registrations
Plate Finder Limited
4, Southcroft
167 Carshalton Road
Sutton, Surrey
SM1 4NG

How do I fix my new number plates to my car?

The easiest way to fix new number plates to your vehicle is using adhesive sticky pads as they require no drill holes, you can find a guide on how to use adhesive sticky pads by watching this video. Some people prefer to use screws to attach the number plate for extra peace of mind. This can be done easily by using the old number plates as a template, as shown in this video.

What some of our customers say

"Every time I use UK Registrations I receive excellent support and prompt delivery of my new number plates, which are created exactly how I built them using their number plate builder.

Jack, Sheffield 5 Star Rating