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
Names & Initials
Search for a plate based on your forename, surname or nickname.
Search by city – London, Birmingham, Manchester – country or postcode.
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.
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 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
We have stock of over 50 million DVLA registrations, so you can search through our database of number plates and find your perfect match.
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.
Absolute Reg has previously been awarded the highest on-time delivery by Reviews.co.uk. 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