Free delivery & fixing kit on ALL orders.

Private Plate King Blog's

Displaying your Number Plates correctly

Displaying your Number Plates correctly

Vehicle registration numbers

Vehicle registration numbers are a unique way of identifying a vehicle and its owner with reflectivity constructed Number Plates for public roads. All registration numbers are owned by the Secretary of State and are given to vehicles along with the process of registering and taxing them.


Although registrations can be transferred to another motor vehicle, it will remain with the vehicle unless it is broken up, destroyed, or exported out of the country. With displaying uk number plates they must have the charles wright font .


Entitlement to a vehicle registration number

 If you possess a vehicle, you are limited in your ability to display its registration number. When the vehicle is sold, the entitlement to the registration number will stay with the vehicle, unless the owner transfers or retains the personalised number plate beforehand.


To learn how to transfer, retain, or buy the right to display a vehicle registration number, give private plate king a email, phone call or message to find out more.

Format of vehicle registration numbers

 The DVLA has a list of age identifiers and memory tags on the INF104 which must be used when displaying vehicle registration numbers. According to the Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations, it is an offence to alter, rearrange, or mis-constructed of the numbers ,or letters on a number plate in order to form words or make it difficult to read.


Doing so could result in a fine of up to £1000 and the registration number being permanently withdrawn. Additionally, if the registration number has been bought under the Sale of Registration Marks Regulations and is then permanently withdrawn, any money paid for the registration number, as well as any other costs, will not be refunded.


Lastly, it is not allowed to use a registration number in order to make a vehicle appear younger than it actually is.

DVLA memory tags and age identifiers


These letters will not get used which are  I, Q or Z in local memory tags identifiers.

‘Q’ marks can get issued .

Z will only be used as a random letter.


Age identifiers


 How to get a number plate 

 If you want to get a number plate for your vehicle, you'll need to visit a Registered Number Plate Supplier RNPS. You can look us on here at the (RNPS) when you insert our postcode which is EX11 1EU to find our the details. To prove your identity and eligibility for the registration number, you must bring original documents from two of the lists provided. Copies of documents are not accepted.


You can find all the documents you need in our Private Plate King 'Terms of service policy '.

Documents to show entitlement to the registration number.

Documents to confirm your name and address. 

Documents to confirm your name only. 

The British Standard for number plates


The British Standard sets out the characteristics of the number plate. This includes visibility, strength and reflectivity. To meet the British Standard, each number plate must be permanently and legibly marked with the following information.

The British Standard number (currently BS AU 145e).

The name, trademark or other way of identifying the manufacturer or supplier .

The name and postcode of the supplying outlet.


What to do if your number plates have been stolen 

 You should contact the police on 101 and give them the details .They can try to trace and prosecute the culprit to prevent this illegal activity from continuing. 


Standard font Charles Wright font


On September 1, 2001, a new set of laws introduced a standard font for license plates, making them more legible. This shift ended the use of italicised and other hard-to-read lettering styles. There are 12 variants of Charles Wright font and this would signify what fonts variant was allocated where from DVLA.



Character size


Characters must be 79mm tall.

Characters (except the number 1 or letter I) must be 50mm wide.

The character stroke (the thickness of the black print) must be 14mm.

The space between characters must be 11mm.

The space between the age identifier and the random letters must be 33mm.

The margins at the top, bottom and side of the plate must be 11mm .

Vertical space between the age identifier and the random numbers must be 19mm .


Number plates fitted before 1 September 2001 

 The characters on number plates fitted before 1 September 2001 must meet the size requirements shown below.


The European symbol on a number plate

If you want to you can display the European symbol and GB national identifier on the number plate. This will get rid of the need for a separate GB sticker when


National flags on number plates If you want to, you can display a badge you can find a choice within one of our number plate extra specifications .


Great Britain or GB

United Kingdom or UK

ENGLAND, England, ENG or Eng

SCOTLAND, Scotland, SCO or Sco

CYMRU, Cymru, CYM or Cym n WALES or Wales 


GB euro was discontinued when we left the EU.