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Short Number Plate

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Short Number Plates

Take your vehicle’s style to new heights with Plate Empire’s stunning short number plates. As a registered number plate supplier, Plate Empire presents an engaging solution to the fascinating world of concise short reg plates. The small sizes guarantee that they get noticed and give your automobile that appeal that makes it stand out as a masterpiece. Visit Plate Empire today and make your car stand out.

Short Number Plates: UK’s Smallest Legal Number Plates

Sick and tired of these large standard number plates that obscure the curves of your car? Presenting Short Number Plates – the best way to display your new registration and enhance your car’s looks! Employing state-of-the-art laser etching, we expertly create petite plates that correspond in size to the length of your registration.
Bye-bye to small, cramped, and ineffective spaces! These custom plates have a sleek and fashionable look, which gives your prized possession an excellent background. No longer will your registration be buried under pounds of plastic. The characters are compact enough to be the focal point, giving your car’s rear end a touch of class.

Custom Designed Short Number Plates:

Would you like to take things further with your short reg plate? Don’t settle for standard! At Plate Empire, you can find several customisation options that will allow you to make the plate unique and special. It is available in sharp ‘V’ cut sides, perfect for that urban grunge look, or rounded oval sides for a more traditional feel. The possibilities are endless!

Our courteous and professional staff is always ready to assist you. Our professional manufacturing team leverage their experience to create an ideal short plate. We believe in quality work and attention to detail, so you have a custom plate that stands out.

Short Number Plate

 Enter your registration number!

Client’s Reviews

Joe Raods

Purchased a 3D number plate for my car and wasn’t disappointed. The quality was fabulous, the delivery was fast, and everything seemed amazing. I wanted my number plate to be shiny and tough, and they made sure I got what I needed.

Aina Kelly

My experience was really good! The number plates were great, flexible, and durable. I had no issues attaching them to my car. Needless to say, my car looked awesome with these plates. I was a bit worried if they’d look exactly as I wanted them to, but thankfully, it turned out even better.

David Tom

Received my parcel today, and everything seems fine. The plates are good; there is nothing much to say about them. But after purchasing, I realised that 4D plates would have looked much better on my motorbike. Anyway, it was a nice experience with them.

Alisa Roy

Awesome! The plates are fantastic. Received them an hour ago—pretty fast delivery, though. I would definitely want to try showplates now. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, short reg plates will be legal in the UK starting in 2023. There is no regulation regarding the total length of the plate.

  • Minimum Margin: The letters and numbers on the plate must have at least 11mm distance from the edges of the plate. This helps to have clear readability for ANPR cameras, police officers, and other drivers on the road.

Beyond that, short plates need to: 

  • It should be easily readable and have a high contrast so that the text can be easily distinguished from the background.
  • Ensure you display the correct registration number assigned to your vehicle.

The key difference between short and normal number plates in the UK lies in their width:

  • Standard plates: The most common type are 520mm x 111mm (sometimes referred to as 20-inch plates).
  • Short plates: These plates are narrower than the normal size. They are available in different widths but retain the standard height of 111mm.

Drivers in the United Kingdom also value short number plates as they add an artistic touch to vehicles.

  • Sleek & Streamlined: A short plate with a sleek design suitable for most new-generation vehicles. This can be especially useful for people who don’t like flashiness and enjoy more subtle designs.
  • Improved Readability: Contrary to expectation, tiny plates with fewer character numbers are actually easier to scan at first sight. This is especially the case with easy registrations, such as those containing letters of the alphabet and numbers.
  • Space Savers: These plates are perfect for compact cars, and it looks odd when a car has a standard-sized number plate. They can provide a better proportion on the back of the car and won’t hide any design features.
  • Personalization Potential:  Short plates create more opportunities for the imagination of characters that can be combined while staying within the law’s guidelines. This makes it possible to have the touch of a personalised feel, which may entail individuality or interests.

Always choose a professional short number plate maker to ensure your drive is convenient.

Planning to add some personalisation with a shorter number plate? Great choice! Here’s your pre-drive checklist:

  • Stay Legal: Avoid getting caught by the police for the wrong reasons! The total length is not restricted, but the 11mm minimum margin surrounding the letters and numerals is highly important.
  • Pick the Right Pit Crew: Suppliers are unequal in every aspect. Select someone who is up to date with the current laws and is assured of providing plates that conform to British standards.
  • Match Your Ride’s Style: A shortened plate can give a car a sporty look; however, one should ensure that the plate enhances the car’s appearance. A large plate on a small car may upset the balance.

With these pointers in mind, you are now prepared to take on the road with a chic and legal short plate!

Looking for Short Number Plates For Sale? The ordering process is easy. You can place your order through Plate Empire’s website or customer support. 

  • Number Plate Builder: Our online plate maker tool is convenient for customising and building your number plates virtually. Just enter your vehicle registration number to access several 4D plate designs. 
  • Customer Support: Feel free to contact our friendly staff if you need help placing an order or have any inquiries. You can check out our contact information by email or phone.

Document Require for Road Legal Number Plate

These documents are required by DVLA so we will need them before we can issue any road legal number plate.

We need to see your Name address and document reference number. and car registration number you have requested to be made.
We do not need your date of birth, picture or inside pages of v5.
Only two documents are required in total.

Documents to show entitlement to the registration number (ONE ONLY):
• Vehicle registration certificate (V5C)
• New keeper supplement (V5C/2)
• A Certificate of Entitlement (V750)
to the number
• A Retention Document (V778)
• A renewal reminder for vehicle tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
• A Temporary Registration Certificate (V379)
• A Number Plate Authorisation Certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) or Driver
and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
• An electronic Number Plate Authorisation Certificate (eV948)
• A letter of authorisation from a fleet operator (including lease or hire company) quoting the document reference number from the V5C
• Record of insurer’s name, reference and
policy numbers (for repairs approved
by an insurance company)
• If your fleet is in the new V5C on demand scheme (also called ‘V5C suppression’), a PDF of the vehicle’s details from the view vehicle record service.

Documents to confirm your name and address (ONE ONLY):
• Driving licence, with or without a photo
(doesn’t have to be issued in the UK)
• Utility bill, Council Tax or rates bill in
Northern Ireland (from the last 6 months)
• Bank or building society statement (from
the last 6 months)
• National identity card (issued by the government of a state or territory other
than the United Kingdom).