Dating car registration plates
So, for example, if you selected a 17 series New style reg (2017), you'd only be able to display it on a vehicle first registered on or after this date. The golden rule is that you can't make a vehicle look younger than it is!To navigate to important DVLA content please visit our main areas of DVLA Information, DVLA Registrations, drivers, and vehicles. They managed the timed auction on my behalf and secured the number at a fantastic price. Particular thanks to Paul Moore for getting the number released and Martin, the Auction Manager, for his advice and opinion. To help you, we've explained in more detail about the different styles of number plates in the UK.
is a question that we have been asked by many people, many times, over many years…
The numeric code equals the year (as of September) plus 50.
So a car registered from September 2019 until February 2020 will have the number 69 (=19 50).
For cars registered in Wales, it will start with a C for Cymru.
If you look closely at the list below, you will see that the letters I, Q and Z are never used in the location identifier.