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    Q402: I want to have a personalised numberplate with fancy writing, what are the requirements?

    There are a number of legal requirements in relation to the display and format of number plates. Basically, you must not:

    • alter, rearrange or misrepresent the letters or numbers,
    • characters must not be moved from one group to the other,
    • character size and spacing must comply with the regulations.


    Offences in relation to the above may result in any or all of the following:

    • a fine of up to £1,000,
    • the registration mark may be withdrawn by the DVLA,
    • the vehicle may fail the MOT test.


    For more information in relation to the format and display of number plates, please see the link in related information.

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