• Typing errors and typo’s?

    When you type your order out on our builder it will appear exactly as you type it so we advise you to carefully check the spacing as we can offer no compensation or reprints due to typing errors on your behalf, a warning pop up automatically appears if you don’t add a space to your registration and you have to click / tick the accept box to progress beyond this point. Our process is somewhat like a home network so when purchase the order and pay your registration film will automatically print off in our production area and will be stored until the documents have been seen ,verified and processed by our admin team, then a signal ticket is sent to the production team that the order can now be bonded to the solid backing and thus turning it into a legal number plate, at no point do the production team know how you have requested the spacing of your plate and will not check against the original order, so we are in no way responsible for the spacing you typed in. Please carefully type your correct registration and correct spacing.

  • How can I space my registration? Can you space out number plates?

    To mis-space or mis-represent the digits on number plates is an offence under the Road Vehicles (Registration & Licensing) Regulations 1971. Be sure to enter your registration number correctly because the finished number plates will be made to the same spacing you enter into our plate builder. Be sure to enter your registration number as shown on your Tax Disc, Log Book (V5) or DVLA document V796 (available in pdf on the web). This applies to number plates only and not novelty plates (names etc …).

    Very Important. You cannot simply make up a registration number and use it on the UK highway. Either yourself or the person you’re buying for must already own the registration number you will use. Number1Plates do not sell registration numbers, we simply make number plates.

    You can space your registration exactly as you would like and it will be made as you see online, but to be Road compliant you will only need to add one space in the registration and in the correct location. We leave the choice up to you as you know your Registration Number better than us!


  • Do your plates include your legal details?

    They certainly do in tiny writing at the bottom of the plates.  The details are “NUMBER1PLATES LS20 9PD BSAU 145d”. This is a legality  as it means the police or authorities can check if they are genuine and your vehicle will pass the MOT check. We do not use this for advertising that’s why we keep it so small.

  • Do you offer Trade discount for bulk orders?

    Yes, Please contact your sales team, and we can provide you with a quote!

  • Do you make show plates?

    Show Plates generally means illegal Number Plates. If you’re looking for illegal number plates then Number1Plates is not the place for you. There are a great many less reputable purveyors out there. Many work from their bedrooms and sell illegal number plates on Ebay. Other shady sellers claim to work from outside the UK in order to avoid DVLA laws. You’ll find their web sites show no telephone number or a legitimate UK address. These guys will sell you all the illegal plates you want and they will not ask you for ID or a valid DVLA document which shows you have a right to number plates showing your registration number. Be careful because you may finish up throwing your money down the drain with no chance of getting your money back from an illegal trader.

  • Do You Have Next Day Delivery?

    Your order will be manufactured and dispatched the same day, providing your order is placed before 1pm. As our office is open Monday to Friday, orders placed over the weekend will be processed and dispatched the following working day.

    We provide the following services:

    1. Express 24hr Tracked & Signed + £7.49

    2. Budget 3 to 5 working day + £5.99

    3. Royal Mail Guaranteed Next Day Before 1pm  + £9.99

  • Do I Need To Send Documents To Buy Number Plates?

    Yes, it is a Legal requirement!

    We often get asked “what do you need to get a number plate made”, and the answer is simple – just one proof of ID and one proof of entitlement to the registration!

    To ensure a super speedy delivery please follow the instructions below, and quote your order reference number in all correspondence.

    Please send “one” document from “each” list below – Required by law and enforced by the DVLA

    We know this can be a real pain but we need to comply with the law, therefore we need to see one form of Identification for the person placing the order, and one form of entitlement for the registration number in relation to your order.

    To simplify the process you need to:

    Show us original documents,  these can then be sent back to you in the post with your order if you wish.

    Confirm your identification

    We need to see “one” document to confirm your identification (This is the identification for the person placing the order)

    Driving license, whether or not issued in the United Kingdom (UK) (with or without a photo) A bill issued by your electricity, gas or water supplier, a landline telephone bill, or a council tax bill (current within the last six months) or rates bill (in Northern Ireland only) A bank or building society statement A passport, whether or not issued in the UK
* a national identity card issued by the government of a state or territory other than the UK A debit or credit card issued by a bank or building society A police warrant card
 or an armed forces identity card

    Confirm your entitlement

    We need to see “one” document to confirm entitlement for the registration number (this document doesn’t need to match the identification of the person placing the order, for instance if you are placing the order for someone else)

    Vehicle registration certificate (V5C or V5CNI) New keeper supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI) Certificate of entitlement (V750 or V750NI) to the number Retention document (V778) – not applicable in Northern Ireland A renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI) Temporary registration certificate (V379 or V379NI) A number plate authorisation certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) 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

    Please quote your order reference number in all correspondence.

  • Can you have a slogan on your number plate?

    Yes, you can have a slogan on your number plate, however we would suggest that you use a lipped plate for this purpose if you are using your plates on the road.

  • Can I sell my number plate?

    Unfortunately, you can’t sell the registration your vehicle came with as standard, but you can if you want to sell a private registration.

  • Can I have my business Logo or design printed onto a plate?


    We can do this in many colours or fonts or add your logo by means of a lipped plate.

    Please send over your artwork to info@number1plates.com and one of our design team will be in touch!


  • Can I get a green number plate?

    All modern number plates are yellow on the rear and white on the front.

    If you would like a number plate with a green EV flash, then yes, you can get one of these from us. However, you must prove that your vehicle is eligible for one.

  • Can I cancel my order?

    Your right to cancel an order starts the moment you place your order and doesn’t end until 14 days from the day you receive your goods.

    There are some orders where you won’t have the right to cancel, These include items that are bespoke or personalised.

    Made up Number Plates are a bespoke item, therefore we are unable to offer a full refund, we can however refund the cost of your postage, accessories, and fitting kits.