Stolen Vehicles

If your vehicle is stolen and has not been recovered after a year, you can apply to have its registration number re-assigned to your replacement vehicle, providing certain conditions are met. In order to qualify for the concession, the theft must have been notified to the police and recorded at DVLA as stolen for at least 12 months.

In addition, at the time of the theft the vehicle must have had a current test certificate (e.g. MOT) and have tax. The DVLA will also require a letter from your insurers confirming that they have no objection to the number being re-issued (This must be provided because once insurers have settled your claim, they have a rightful claim to the vehicle should it be recovered).

To apply, you will need to write, quoting the registration number and the Police Crime Reference number, to Personalised Registrations, DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1DS

To sell a registration number, you will need to have the letter from DVLA stating that you now have the right to assign the registration number.

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