There are times when someone may want to take the registration number off their car. It may be because they want to sell that registration number or give it as a gift. It may be because they want to sell their car but still keep the number. Of course, there can be other reasons too.
Luckily, it is possible to save and store car registration numbers in the form of a Retention Document. Here’s how it works...
a: The V317 form
b: Your V5C vehicle registration document
c: The retention fee
There is also an online retention facility at https://www.gov.uk/keep-registration-number Just follow the instructions. To apply online to retain your number you will need: