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Keeping, exchanging or requesting vehicle registration numbers

​​Request a licence plate number

You can request a specific licence plate number using the form below.

You’ll need to pay £250 to purchase the plate and £95 to assign the number to a Jersey registered vehicle. 

If it’s a new and unregistered vehicle, you’ll only need to pay £31 to assign the plate.

Four digit registration numbers

A limited number of four digit registration marks will be made available periodically at the discretion of the Inspector of Motor Traffic. 

They will be priced at £2,500 each and the available numbers will appear on the online search facility. 

After you have submitted the form, you’ll need to pay for the registration plate. 

We will contact you in order to take payment by card over the phone. 

If you submit your request during office hours (8.30am to 4pm) we will try and contact you the same day. 

If you submit it outside of office hours, we will try to contact you on the next working day.

Request licence plate

Who owns registration numbers

Registration numbers are the property of the States of Jersey.

However, the Inspector of Motor Traffic may allow the exchange or retention of registration number(s) in the following circumstances.

Retention of a registration number

You may want to keep a registration number if your vehicle is being:

  • permanently exported
  • destroyed
  • scrapped / broken up
  • sold 

The registered owner of a motor vehicle may retain the use of a registration number (for his or her own use) for a maximum period of six months.

Application to retain the use of a registration number

The application form (VRD 28) is available at Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) and must accompany the notification of permanent export, scrapping etc. which can be found on the rear of your vehicle registration document.

A fee of £95 is charged for retaining a registration number. 

Application to exchange registration numbers

You will need to complete form (VRD 28) and submit it to Driver and Vehicle Standards (DVS) along with the registration documents for both vehicles and the fee of £95 per vehicle

Registration numbers may only be exchanged between the registered owners of Jersey registered vehicles.
Keeping or Exchanging Registration Number Form

A guide to Jersey registration plates

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