UK Registration Number Information.

The new UK style registration numbers are in this format -

Where XX is a 2 letter local memory tag (area code), NN is a year identifier, and XXX is any 3 letter combination.

All letters apart from I and Q will be used

The 2 letter area code identifies at which DVLA office, the vehicle was registered. The following table details the areas -

 

 

Local Offices

Office Identifiers

A

Anglia

Peterborough

Norwich

Ipswich

AA AB AC AD AE AF AG AH AJ AK AL AM AN

AO AO AR AS AT AU

AV AW AX AY

B

Birmingham

Birmingham

BA - BY

C

Cymru

Cardif

Swansea

Bangor

CA CB CC CD CE CF CG CH CJ CK CL CM CN CO

CP CR CS CT CU CV

CW CX CY

D

Deeside to Shrewsbury

Chester

Shrewsbury

DA DB DC DD DE DF DG DH DJ DK

DL DM DN DO DP DR DS DT DU DV DW DX DY

E

Essex

Chelmsford

EA - EY

F

Forest and Fens

Nottingham

Lincoln

FA FB FC FD FE FF FG FH FJ FK FL FM FN FP

FR FS FT FV FW FX FY

G

Garden of England

Maidstone

Brighton

GA GB GC GD GE GF GG GH GJ GK GL GM GN GO

GP GR GS GT GU GV GW GX GY

H

Hampshire & Dorset

Bournemouth

Portsmouth

 

HA HB HC HD HE HF HG HH HJ

HK HL HM HN HO HP HR HS HT HU HV HW HX HY

HW exclusively for Isle fo Wight residents

K

 

Luton

Northampton

KA KB KC KD KE KF KG KH KJ KK KL

KM KN KO KP KS KT KU KV KW KX KY

L

London

Wimbledon

Stanmore

Sidcup

LA LB LC LD LE LF LG LH LJ

LK LL LM LN LO LP LR LS LT

LU LV LW LX LY

M

Manchester & Merseyside

Manchester

MA - MY

N

North

Newcastle

Stockton

NA NB NC ND NE NG NH NJ NK NL NM NN NO

NP NR NS NT NU NV NW NX NY

O

Oxford

Oxford

OA - OY

P

Preston

Preston

Carlisle

PA PB PC PD PE PF PG PH PJ PK PL PM PN PO PP PR PS PT

PU PV PW PX PY

R

Reading

Reading

RA - RY

S

Scotland

Glasgow

Edinburgh

Dundee

Adberdeen

Inverness

SA SB SC SD SE SF SG SH SJ

SK SL SM SN SO

SP SR SS ST

SU SV SW

SX SY

V

Severn Valley

Worcester

VA - VY

W

West Of England

Exeter

Truro

Bristol

WA WB WC WD WE WF WG WH WJ

WK WL

WM WN WO WP WR WS WT WU WV WW WX WY

Y

Yorkshire

Leeds

Sheffield

Beverley

YA YB YC YD YE YF YG YH YJ YK

YL YM YN YO YP YR YS YT YU

YV YW YX YY

New Style Registrations

51

Sep 2001 - Feb 202

02

Mar 2002 - Aug 2002

52

Sep 2002 - Feb 2003

03

Mar 2003 - Aug 2003

53

Sep 2003 - Feb 2004

04

Mar 2004 - Aug 2004

54

Sep 2004 - Feb 2005

05

Mar 2005 - Aug 2005

55

Sep 2005 - Feb 2006

06

Mar 2006 - Aug 2006

56

Sep 2006 - Feb 2007

07

Mar 2007 - Aug 2007

57

Sep 2007 - Feb 2008

08

Mar 2008 - Aug 2008

58

Sep 2008 - Feb 2009

09

Mar 2009 - Aug 2009

59

Sep 2009 - Feb 2010

10

Mar 2010 - Aug 2010

60

Sep 2010 - Feb 2011

11

Mar 2011 - Aug 2011

61

Sep 2011 - Feb 2012

12

Mar 2012 - Aug 2012

Year identifiers are as such for the next 10 years

The sequence should then continue, until all combinations are used up.

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