Form: Apply to keep a vehicle registration number and put it on another vehicle (form V317)

Driver Vehicle Licensing Agency

October 14
16:09 2019


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Form and guidance on how to fill in form V317, application to keep a vehicle registration number and put (transfer) it on another vehicle. Or you can keep a registration number and put it on a certificate.

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You can take a registration number off a vehicle online, and put a registration number on a vehicle online.

Use form V317 to transfer a vehicle registration number from one vehicle to another. The form includes guidance notes and information on where to send it.

You can transfer a vehicle registration:

  • from your vehicle to another one in your name
  • to a vehicle youre buying
  • to someone elses vehicle

If the number is being transferred to someone elses vehicle, then both registered keepers need to complete the application.

Along with the form youll need to include:

  • the registration certificate or new keeper supplement with a completed form V62 (application for a vehicle registration certificate V5C)
  • the 80 transfer fee

If either vehicle needs taxing, include:

  • a completed form V10 (application for vehicle tax)
  • correct vehicle tax payment
  • an MOT certificate
Published 1 February 2012
Last updated 14 October 2019 +show all updates
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  17. Update to the V317W.
  18. Updates to section B and C and new section E ( Conditions on taxing a vehicle) added in guidance notes.
  19. Amended document to include abolition of the tax disc changes.

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