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How do I put a private plate on my vehicle?

In most instances, you can. 

If you hold the V5 document for the vehicle you can go ahead and arrange this directly with DVLA. You must tell us your new registration number once your request has been completed.  

Please be aware that when you return the vehicle the plate will need to be removed in good time for the vehicle to be collected. Please note it can take up to 8 weeks so you’ll need to start the process early. 

If you do not hold the V5 document for your vehicle (this would be the case for a Contract Hire agreement), you will not be able to put a private plate on your financed vehicle.