NUMBER PLATE REGULATIONS
Rules for number plates
The number plates on your vehicle must:
be made from a reflective material
display black characters on a white background (front plate)
display black characters on a yellow background (rear plate)
not have a background pattern
Characters on a number plate can be 3D.
Letter spacing, size and style
The characters on a number plate need to be a certain height and size.
Read leaflet INF104: vehicle registration numbers and number plates - height and size measurement, for more information.
You can use 1 the following to confirm your name and address:
utility, Council Tax or rates bill from the last 6 months
bank or building society statement from the last 6 months
national identity card
The following will confirm your name only:
passport - does not have to be issued in the UK
bank or building society debit or credit card
police warrant card
armed forces identity card