Valid Documents

To legally sell number plates we must be provided with two types of documents:

  • Identification (Proof of Address)
  • Entitlement to the Registration

Buying number plates online legally requires Registered Number Plate Suppliers to see original documents in person. If you're not local to County Durham, simply post your documents to us. We'll guide you through the process after your order. We'll produce your number plates and send them back with your documents securely via Royal Mail Tracked delivery.

 

Acceptable documents:

 

1. Identification

You can use the following to confirm your name and address:

  • Utility bill, Telephone bill, Council Tax bill or rates bill from the last 6 months
  • Bank or building society statement from the last 6 months
  • Driving Licence (Photo-card or paper counterpart)
  • National Identity Card

The ID document you provide does not need to match the entitlement document; this is because the laws permit buying number plates as a gift.

 

2. Registration Entitlement

You can use the following to confirm your Registration Entitlement:

  • Vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
  • New keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI)
  • Certificate of entitlement to the number (V750 or V750NI)
  • Retention document (V778)
  • A renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • Temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • A number plate authorisation certificate with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) - (V948)
  • 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
  • If your fleet is in the new V5C on demand scheme (also called ‘V5C suppression’), a PDF of the vehicle’s details from the view vehicle record service

Have more questions? Contact us