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Private plate auction fees

Pay a listing fee to sell your registration in our auction and a selling fee when it is sold.

Listing fees

You pay this fee to list your registration in the auction. The higher value of the starting/reserve price will be used to calculate the fee as follows:

Amount Listing Fee
£0.00 - £4,999.99 £10.00 (+VAT)
£5,000.00 - £9,999.99 £15.00 (+VAT)
£10,000.00 - £24,999.99 £20.00 (+VAT)
£25,000.00 - £49,999.99 £50.00 (+VAT)
£50,000.00 - and over £100.00 (+VAT)

Selling fees

When your registration is sold, you pay a Selling fee, which will be deducted from the amount we send you. The Sale fee is calculated as a percentage of the final sale price as follows:

Amount Sale Fee
Please note: Selling fees may vary from time to time. The selling fees payable on an auction sale will be those displayed when the registration was listed in the auction, not those on display when the auction begins or ends.
£100.00 - £999.99 20.00%
£1,000.00 - £2,499.99 15.00%
£2,500.00 - £9,999.99 10.00%
£10,000.00 - £24,999.99 8.00%
£25,000.00 - £50,000,000.00 5.00%


Buy It Now £5.00 + VAT

As with other auctions, the Buy It Now option allows the buyer to purchase the registration right away at the price you set. For example, you may enter a starting price of £1000 and a Buy It Now Price of £1995. The customer can buy the registration for £1995 even if there are bids up to £1994. If bids are equal or over the Buy It Now price, this option will disappear and the bidding will continue.

If you have any questions, or need any help, please remember that we have staff here every day, who will be happy to speak to you on 01582 473788 or email us at [email protected].

Private number plate auction

Our number plate auction works much like other auction sites. We differ slightly in that buying a registration requires the completion and filing of DVLA paperwork and we handle all that for you.

Private number plate listings

View current listings in our private number plate auction.

View current number plate listings

Frequently asked questions

We answer your frequently asked questions.

View frequently asked questions

The role of DVLA

Car registrations and number plates, including personalised number plates, in the UK, are the responsibility of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, usually known as the DVLA. It issues new registrations twice a year and also maintains the central database that records details of all vehicles licensed to drive on UK roads, along with their keeper and registration information.

Regtransfers works closely with DVLA to complete registration transfers as quickly and efficiently as possible. Regtransfers is a DVLA-registered supplier of personal car registrations and number plates and is listed on the DVLA Registrations website. All number plates supplied by Regtransfers comply with DVLA's prescribed standards and regulations.

DVLA administers all UK registration transfers and issues updated registration documents when the registration number of a car is changed, or when a registration is removed from a vehicle and placed on a retention document in accordance with the DVLA Retention Scheme.

DVLA is a registered trade mark of the Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency. Regtransfers is not affiliated with the DVLA or DVLA Personalised Registrations. Regtransfers is a recognised reseller of unissued Government stock.

Number plate regulations

When a car is on the road, it is an offence to display number plates bearing any number other than the vehicle's officially recorded registration number. If you purchase a private registration, learn how to transfer private plates before displaying the new number.

All registration number plates displayed on UK vehicles must comply with the official number plate regulations. DVLA oversees enforcement of number plates display regulations and maintains a register of approved manufacturers and retailers of vehicle number plates.

Regtransfers is not part of, and is not formally affiliated with DVLA.

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