Number Plate Search

With over 42 million registrations to choose from, if you’re in the market for a number plate that’s as unique as you are, our number plate search will help you find your perfect plate.

Check out our Selection of Private Number Plates

Founded in 2010, our mission has always been to source and distribute the largest, most affordable supply of private number plates across the UK. Absolute Reg aims to make the most process of buying, registering and selling personalised number plates as straightforward as possible. Discover our wide range of number plate options today by using our number plate search.

Start searching for your next number plate today with our free registration check. Just enter your name, hobby, occupation and more, and find your number plates which match your search criteria. We also provide you with information about which plates are suitable for your vehicle, the types of registrations and support with registering your new plate.

How Do I Search for a Number Plate?


Search for a Custom Number Plate

Use our sophisticated number plate search functionality to search across 50 million private registrations. Whether you’re looking for a registration to match your name, initials, nickname or something else, it couldn’t be easier.


Check to see if your Number Plate is Suitable

With private number plates starting from as low as £89, what are you waiting for? We will not be beaten on price, and our price match promise ensures you won’t find your number plate cheaper anywhere else.


Click “View and Buy” and Checkout

The next step is simple, all you need to do is take your personalised number plate to the checkout.

Number Plate Search Inspiration

Not sure what to search for? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Car Manufacturers & Models

Do you have a favourite car manufacturer or model? You can search by brand – for example Tesla, Lamborghini, Audi, Land Rover – and even F1 number plates.

Names & Initials

Search for a plate based on any kind of name, including forenames, surnames and nicknames.


Search by city – London, Birmingham, Manchester – country or postcode. See all of our locations.

Sports Teams

We have thousands of plates to choose from based on your favourite sports team, including football, rugby and more.

Why Buy a Private Number Plate?

With a private number plate, you can hide the age of your car, market your business, deter crime, personalise your vehicle and make an investment! Learn more about why buying a private number plate is worth it.

Number Plate Styles

There are many types of car number plates to choose from, many of which include a location and year identifier for when and where the mark was first registered. Some registration plates are dateless which means they cannot be applied to a vehicle regardless of its age.

Current/ New Style

Current registration plates, also referred to “new style registrations”, were introduced in September 2001. These number plates identify the year of issuance with a number. For example, 01 = Mar 2001, the first month of issuance.

Choose New Style

Prefix Style

Prefix number plates were launched in 1983, and contain a letter at the beginning of the registration to indicate the year in which the vehicle was registered. For example, A = August 1983, the first month of issuance.

Suffix Style

Suffix number plates were introduced in 1963, and contain three letters and three numbers. The last letter indicates the year in which the vehicle was registered, for example, A = August 1963.


Dateless number plates can be used on vehicles regardless of age. Often a prized collectors item owing to its rarity, a dateless reg plate contains a combination of 1, 2 or 3 numbers/letters. For example, A1, 123 A, or 123 ABC.

What to Do If You Can’t Find What You’re Looking For

Our customer service team are on hand to help you with any questions you have. We can help you to search for your dream number plate, or advise on next steps if you can’t find what you’re looking for. With millions of plates to choose from, it’s likely we can track down the perfect plate for your vehicle. Contact us today for more information.

Why Search for Your Next Number Plate with Absolute Reg

Largest Stock

We have stock of over 50 million DVLA registrations, so you can search through our database of number plates and find your perfect match.

Affordable Plates

Our number plates are some of the cheapest on the market, all because of our price match promise We refuse to be beaten on price, so much so that we will match or beat any cheaper price elsewhere.

After Sales Customer Service

Not only do we provide dedicated customer service during your search for a new registration plate, but after. Our friendly after sales support means that we’re happy to help, whether it’s 2 weeks or 2 years later.

Quick Delivery

Absolute Reg has previously been awarded the highest on-time delivery by Find out for yourself and search with us to find your new private number plate.

Check the Price of Your Existing Registration

Not only do we sell private number plates, we buy them too. We are a registered reseller of DVLA registrations and will help you sell your number plate swiftly and with ease.

If you’re looking to sell your current registration plate, simply get in touch for a quote.

Sell Your Number Plate

We have numerous channels to advertise your plates across, including social media, national newspapers and more. We ensure that your number plate is sold for the right price, to the right buyer and in your own time.

Check if You’re Eligible for Finance

Have you found the perfect number plate for your vehicle, but it’s just a bit out of your price range? We have options available to spread the cost with monthly instalments.

Simply choose the finance option at the checkout, and finance your number plate purchase from between 2 and 48 months.

Finance Your Number Plate