Full information about transferring and retaining number plates can be found
on the gov.uk website:
Number plate transfer is the act of legally transferring a numberplate from one vehicle to another with the DVLA.
Transferring a number plate from retention to a vehicle is known as assignment- please refer to our retention guide
Can I transfer a number plate?
Firstly- you need to be the registered keeper of the donor vehicle in order to transfer the registration number it carries.
Secondly- the number plate needs to be transferrable. There are some number plates that the DVLA deem non transferrable for a number of reasons.
Read more in our how to transfer a number plate guide
To transfer a number plate from vehicle to vehicle costs £80 at the time of writing- for more information see our DVLA fees section.
Transferring a numberplate from vehicle to vehicle can officially take up to 4 weeks to complete- but we generally find 10 working days as a typical turn around time.