UK DVLC

DRIVER AND VEHICLE LICENSING CENTRE
NOW KNOWN AS THE DVLA (
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency)
 

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency,was established in 1973 to computerise the 15,000,000 driver and 13,000,000 vehicle records that were hitherto held on paper at 183 separate Local Authorities. Today, the DVLA holds the details of nearly 40,000,000 driver and 30,000,000 vehicle licences.The DVLA Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (fromerly known as the DVLC) is based here in Swansea. It is the Government agency responsible for all drivers and vehicle licensing matters in the United Kingdom. The DVLA is the governing body for all Private registration marks (also known as Private Number Plates, Cherished registrations, Personal Car number plates, and Personalised registration marks). It issues sequences of registration numbers in accordance with strict guidelines which change twice a year.
Any registration sequence that has not been issued by the DVLA does not exist and there are many combinations which do not, and will never, exist.
When you buy a personalised registration number you are buying the rights to display the registration on a vehicle registered to you. In addition to this you must pay VAT and the appropriate government transfer fees.
The Government operates a retention and transfer scheme for private registrations so that they may be transferred from one vehicle to another or held for safekeeping on certificates. It has different fees for each scheme.

We’re officially registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to supply number plates for vehicles registered in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.
Our expertise comes from working on a daily basis with the Agency and nationwide DVLA Vehicle Registration Offices (VRO’s) handling hundreds of transfers each week. We also work with the DVLNI Government Vehicle Offices in Northern Ireland to conduct Irish number plate transfers.

VRM Swansea coordinates the entire transfer of your personalised registration with DVLA * Swansea and local DVLA * Local Offices in the United Kingdom & Northern Ireland when you opt for our Full Transfer or Sale Service. Our expert team will provide you with instruction and telephone support if you choose our less expensive DIY Transfer Service. An online 'Purchase Offer' supported by suitable payment card takes priority over any other enquiry. VRM Swansea sell number plates owned by clients, government stock and our own stock on a 'first come, first served basis'. All registrations offered for sale are subject to availability and payment is taken only once availability and price are confirmed**. Our systems record telephone conversations and the date and time of all communication. We shall debit your payment card if your offer is accepted and provide confirmation either way**. Under the distance selling regulations we must inform you that our service begins immediately upon payment being taken, that no cooling off period or refunds are given and you will not be able to change your mind. Your instructions will be acted upon immediately and the assignment /transfer process started to ensure your choice is not sold by us to anyone else. This is a Government process which the Government will not cancel or change once they receive our instructions. Please be absolutely sure about your selected number plate before placing your order.

**In the case of pre-release new-issue offers we will take payment prior to the registration mark series release date in order to confirm your desire to proceed and ensure we do not offer the registration mark you have chosen to anyone else.If for any reason your offer is not accepted by the Secretary of State for Transport on the release date, then you will receive a full refund by the payment method you have used to make your offer. The Secretary of State's decision to accept or reject your offer is final and we cannot be held responsible for it, in any way. If your offer is rejected then you may choose another registration subject to sufficient funds being pre-lodged with us.

Personal and personalised registrations shown within are subject to transfer fees,vat. & availability                       

    

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*DVLA is a registered trademark of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency(DVLA *)

List of DVLA * (formerley known as the DVLC) Local Offices

The DVLA * (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) has a number of Local Offices throughout the UK. These local offices have opening hours of : Monday to Friday 09:00-17.00 excluding Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays.
The offices are generally located in major towns or cities - so to locate the one nearest you, simply scroll through the list below or click this link:- DVLA *_Local_Offices_throughout_the_UK

Aberdeen
DVLA * Local Office
Greyfriars House,
Gallowgate,
Aberdeen,
AB10 1WG
Bangor
DVLA * Local Office
Penrhos Road,
Penrhosgarnedd,
Bangor,
LL57 2JF
Beverley
DVLA * Local Office
Crosskill House,
Mill Lane,
Beverley,
HU17 9JB
Birmingham DVLA * Local Office
2nd Floor,
Edward House,
Edward Street,
Birmingham,
B1 2RF

Bournemouth
DVLA * Local Office
Ground Floor
Bourne Gate
25 Bourne Valley Road
Poole BH12 1DX

Brighton
DVLA * Local Office
4th Floor
Mocatta House
Trafalgar Place
Brighton,
BN1 4UE
Bristol DVLA * Local Office
Northleigh House,
Lime Kiln Close,
Stoke Gifford,
Bristol,
BS34 8SR
Cardiff
DVLA * Local Office
Archway House,
77 Ty Glas Avenue,
Llanishen,
Cardiff,
CF14 5DX
Carlisle
DVLA * Local Office
Ground Floor,
3 Merchants Drive,
Parkhouse,
Carlisle,
CA3 0JW
Chelmsford
DVLA * Local Office
2nd Floor,
Parkway House,
49 Baddow Road,
Chelmsford,
CM2 0XJ
Chester DVLA * Local Office
Norroy House,
Nuns Road,
Chester,
CH1 2ND
Dundee
DVLA * Local Office
Caledonian House,
Greenmarket,
Dundee,
DD1 4QP
Edinburgh
DVLA * Local Office
Department of Transport
Saughton House,
Broomhouse Drive,
Edinburgh,
EH11 3XE
Exeter
DVLA * Local Office
Hanover House
Manaton Close
Matford Business Park,
Marsh Barton,
Exeter,
EX2 8EF
Glasgow
DVLA * Local Office
46 West Campbell Street,
Glasgow,
G2 6TT
Inverness
DVLA * Local Office
Longman House,
28 Longman Road,
Inverness,
IV1 1SF
Ipswich
DVLA * Local Office
Podium Level,
St Clare House,
Greyfriars,
Ipswich,
IP1 1UT
Leeds
DVLA * Local Office
1st Floor
42 Eastgate,
Leeds,
LS2 7DQ
Lincoln
DVLA * Local Office
Firth Court
Firth Road,
Lincoln,
LN5 7WD
Luton
DVLA * Local Office
2 Dunstable Road,
Luton,
LU1 1EB
Maidstone
DVLA * Local Office
Coronet House,
11 Queen Anne Road,
Maidstone,
ME14 1XB
Manchester
DVLA * Local Office
Trafford House,
Chester Road,
Manchester,
M32 0SL
Newcastle Upon Tyne
DVLA * Local Office
Eagle Star House,
Regent Farm Road,
Newcastle Upon Tyne,
NE3 3QF
Northampton
DVLA * Local Office
Ground Floor
Riverside House
Riverside Way, Bedford Road
Northampton NN1 5PE
Norwich
DVLA * Local Office
11 Prince of Wales Road,
Norwich,
NR1 1UP
Nottingham
DVLA * Local Office
Nottingham Business Park,
Unit D,
Orchard Place,
Off Woodhouse Way,
Nottingham,
NG86PX
Oxford
DVLA * Local Office
Ground Floor,
3 Cambridge Terrace,
Oxford,
OX1 1RW
Peterborough
DVLA * Local Office
88 Lincoln Road,
Peterborough,
PE1 2ST
Portsmouth
DVLA * Local Office
5th Floor,
The Connect Centre,
Kingston Crescent,
North End,
Portsmouth
PO2 8AH
Preston
DVLA * Local Office
Fulwood Park,
Caxton Road,
Fulwood,
Preston,
PR2 9NZ
Reading
DVLA * Local Office
77 - 81 Basingstoke Road,
Reading,
RG2 0ER
Sheffield
DVLA * Local Office
Cedar House,
Hallamshire Court,
63 Napier Street,
Sheffield,
S11 8HA
Shrewsbury
DVLA * Local Office
Whitehall,
Monkmoor Road,
Shrewsbury,
SY2 5DR
Sidcup
DVLA * Local Office
12/18 Station Road,
Sidcup,
DA15 7EQ
Stanmore
DVLA * Local Office
Government Building,
Canon Park,
Honeypot Lane,
Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1BD
Stockton
DVLA * Local Office
St Marks House
St Marks Court
Thornaby
Stockton-on-Tees
TS17 6QR
Swansea
DVLA * Local Office
Heol Pentre Felen,
Swansea,
SA6 7HG
Truro
DVLA * Local Office
Pydar House,
Pydar Street,
Truro,
TR1 2TG
Wimbledon
DVLA * Local Office
Ground Floor
Connect House,
133-137 Alexandra Road,
Wimbledon,
SW19 7JY
Worcester
DVLA * Local Office
Clerkenleap Barn,
Broomhall,
Worcester,
WR5 3HR

 

DVLA * local offices are notoriously busy places as they handle all matters to do with drivers and vehicles. If you are visiting in person you should allow at least an hour at the office in case of queues.
Busy periods normally occur at the ends and beginnings of months when new license discs require renewing, -allow up to 2 hours for your visit.


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NUMBER PLATE NEWS

DVLA * Register Of Number Plate Suppliers

From 1 January 2003 all number plate suppliers in England and Wales will be required by law to register their details with DVLA *. From that date a business will be unable to trade as a supplier unless it is registered.
A Number Plate Supplier is someone whose business consists wholly or partly of supplying number plates i.e. finished plates that incorporate the registration mark of a vehicle registered with DVLA *. Manufacturers, distributors, assemblers, motor factors, motor dealers and retail outlets including on-line retailers could fall within the scope of the scheme provided that they supply the finished product. Motor dealers who refit their used vehicles for sale with replacement number plates would be classed as number plate suppliers.
If a business supplies only blank plates or other components or materials it will not be required to register. People who manufacture plates solely for their own use, rather than supply to third parties, are not within the scope of the legislation e.g. a fleet operator who assembles plates and fits them only to vehicles in his fleet. As he does not supply the plates, he is not a supplier for the purposes of the legislation. However, if the business supplies plates for any other purpose eg for an employee's private use, it is regarded as a Number Plate Supplier.

Those exempt include :


Number Plate Suppliers who only supply plates for newly registered vehicles.
Number plate suppliers who do not sell plates in England and Wales.
Manufacturers of number plate components who do not sell complete plates.
Businesses that assemble plates for their own use or fit them to their own vehicles but do not supply them to anyone else. (A motor trader who fits new plates to used vehicles to sell on is not exempt because the plates are supplied along with the vehicle).

 

Liasing with the DVLA *,DVLC on behalf of our clients, we are registered to supply license plates, transfer personalised number plates, personal registration marks, cherished number plates, custom number plates, private number plates nationwide

We can be found on the DVLA * register of number plate suppliers

 


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