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‘Notification of trade-ins or cars brought into stock’
This service allows motor dealers to tell DVLA that they have bought or taken a vehicle in part exchange. The link below takes you to the DVLA site where it explains how the process works. This service is available Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm.
You must make sure that:
• no changes have been made to the V5C registration certificate
• the name and address on the V5C are correct
• any personalised registration numbers have been kept or transferred
You will need:
• the 11 digit reference number from the latest V5C registration certificate
• consent of the seller to act on their behalf
What happens next
1. The vehicle’s registered keeper will be removed from DVLA records. They will be sent confirmation by post.
2. DVLA will automatically refund any vehicle tax due to the address on the V5C, and cancel any direct debit.
Help with the service
Call DVLA if you have technical problems when using the service; 0300 790 6802
‘Moving towards cherished-transfer online’
This new service lets both motor dealers and customers take a registration number off a vehicle. Applying online provides instant confirmation that a number has been taken off a vehicle and that a replacement number has been allocated. The new fee is now only £80 and the retention period has been extended to 10 years.
The link below takes you to the DVLA site where it explains how the process works.
You can apply to keep the registration number of a vehicle to:
• transfer it to another vehicle
• hold on to it until you want to use it again in the future
The registration number will be retained in the name of the registered keeper.
It costs £80 for 10 years. You can renew for another 10 years.
You will need:
• the 11 digit document reference number from the latest V5C vehicle registration certificate (logbook)
• a valid credit or debit card
Your vehicle must be:
• registered with DVLA
• taxed or have a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) in place within the last 5 years
• available for inspection
You can only use this service to keep a personalised registration number if it was registered after 1998.
If your application is approved you’ll receive a new V5C for your vehicle.