Registering to supply and recording details once supplying are critical.
Number plates are identity documents
As identity documents, they are government regulated.
Suppliers are obliged to do a few key things:
1. Register with the DVLA and get your Register of Number Plate Suppliers (RNPS) Supplier ID
It costs £40 and is one simple form.
Check out our guide to Becoming a Number Plate Supplier.
2. Only supply British Standard compliant plates.
Failure to do this can mean a fine of £2,500. All BNMA members only supply British Standard plates.
3. Keep records of every plate you supply.
Your BNMA member can supply you tools to help you keep records.
4. Make 3 years' records available to authorities
On request, you must be able to show 3 years' worth of number plate records to Trading Standards, the DVLA or Police.
Find out more
If you'd like to know more about the rules, specifics and potential fines, visit: https://www.gov.uk/register-as-number-plate-supplier/dvla