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sending us your documents
To legally produce your number plates, we are required to see and record the details from your physical original documents proving your identity and your entitlement to the registration. For example, a utility bill & V5C Logbook or V750 Certificate (see 'Valid Documents' page for full list).
The exceptions are documents which are a PDF in their original form; e.g. an eV948 Certificate of Authorisation and a bank statement or utility/telephone bill.
Once you have completed your purchase, you will be directed to a page which explains the next steps for processing your order.
Utopia Plates does not sell show plates, as they could be used on the road, even though the manufacturer may sell them on the basis that they will not be. For this reason, it is illegal for a Registered Number Plate Supplier to produce any number plates featuring a legitimate registration if they do not conform to the British Standard for number plates. As such, we will not sell show plates (this includes tinted plates, blank plates or those with non-standard spacing). We will only produce fully road legal plates, with standard spacing (as it appears on your V5C).
No, this is not road legal. The centre of the number plates must feature the company name and postcode of the manufacturer for them to conform to the British Standard. We cannot print your name or any other slogan in this space.
Our warranty policy provides a 12-month cover for any manufacturing or material defects in your number plates. This includes issues like water getting between the reflective and acrylic layers, delamination, or loss of lettering that wasn't caused by damage. For a more extensive protection, we suggest you look at our Accidental Damage Cover. This policy gives you two (2) like-for-like replacement number plates if they're accidentally damaged, and this cover lasts for 2 years from your purchase date.
Your dispatch time for number plates varies depending on your specific order.
If you've ordered a private registration from us, we dispatch your number plates as soon as we receive the V750 Certificate of Entitlement from the DVLA, unless you've requested a different arrangement.
For orders involving only number plates, without a private registration, we typically dispatch the plates on the same day we receive your proof of address and proof of entitlement documents. While this isn't a guarantee, we're proud to say that our service is very quick.
Yes, you can cancel your order, however, it's important to note that we have a cancellation policy in place.
For number plates, you have the right to cancel from the moment the order is placed, until either the manufacturing process begins or 90 days have elapsed. A cancellation fee of £5 per number plate will be deducted from your refund.
For private registration orders, cancellations must be made within 30 minutes of placing the order. A cancellation fee equivalent to the Administration Fee on the order will be deducted from your refund. Please note that due to the bespoke nature of these orders, the 30-minute window for cancellations is strictly adhered to.
We strive to process your refund promptly upon cancellation. However, any order cancellations should be communicated to us as soon as possible by contacting our customer service team via email or phone. We're here to assist and ensure your experience with Utopia Plates is as seamless as possible!
Customise Your Ride with Our State-of-the-Art Number Plate Builder
Welcome to Utopia Plates, where we turn your plate dreams into reality! Dive into the world of customisation with our innovative "Build Your Plates" feature – a 3D, state-of-the-art number plate builder designed to bring your unique vision to life.
Revolutionise Your Vehicle’s Identity with 4D Plates
Our exclusive range of 4D Plates is more than just a number plate; it's an expression of your style and personality. With our user-friendly plate builder, crafting your bespoke 4D number plates has never been easier. Experience the joy of seeing your ideas take shape in real-time, with every detail reflecting your individuality.
Why Choose 3D Gel or 4D Number Plates?
3D & 4D Plates are the pinnacle of car customisation – bold, stylish, and completely personalised. At Utopia Plates, we specialise in crafting high-quality, legally compliant 4D number plates that guarantee to make your vehicle stand out. Whether it's for a personal touch or a professional flair, our 4D plates are the perfect addition to any vehicle.
Easy and Fun ‘Make a Number Plate’ Process
Our interactive plate builder is a game-changer in the industry. Making a number plate is no longer a tedious process. It’s now an exciting journey where you get to play around with various styles and shapes. From sleek and minimalistic designs to bold and dramatic statements, the power to create is in your hands.
Get a Private Plate Made Just for You
Looking for something truly unique? Find the perfect private registration for you, a one-of-one personalised plate which only you are entitled to use! Search our database of over 60 million private plates available for sale today.
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Join thousands of satisfied customers who have elevated their vehicles with Utopia Plates. Our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction ensures that every plate we produce is a masterpiece.
Start Building Your Dream Plate Today
Don't settle for ordinary. Embrace the extraordinary with Utopia Plates. Start building your dream 4D plate today and add that unparalleled edge to your vehicle. With Utopia Plates, the road is your canvas – make it remarkable.
Number Plate Sizes
The standard UK size for number plates are 520mm by 111mm. Please note this will vary if you opt for a shortened plate option. Shortened plates are cut down to a unique size depending on the length of your registration. Unlike our competitors, we cut these to whichever size you require rather than using pre-made short plates. We produce them to have a 16mm margin on all edges of the number plate, which leaves a nice even clean finish to your plate. If you require a specific size, please state this in the special requests box after clicking purchase. Legally, your number plates cannot have a margin any less than 11mm.
Everything produced by Utopia Plates is fully road legal. We do not produce anything that is not compliant with the British Standard for number plates. Please note that by law we include our company name, postcode and BSAU number on the plate. The font style for all our plates is Charles Wright which is the legal UK road font. The DVLA confirm that three-dimensional characters are legal and compliant with road laws, this includes ‘4D’ number plates, as 4D is only an industry standard name, and they are still classed as three-dimensional.
What if I want show plates?
Utopia Plates does not sell show plates, as they could be used on the road, even though the manufacturer may sell them on the basis that they will not be. To avoid this, we will not sell show plates (this includes tinted plates, blank plates or those with non-standard spacing). We will only produce fully road legal plates, with standard spacing (as it appears on your V5C).
Legal Document Requirements
When buying number plates online, the only way to operate fully legally is for the Registered Number Plate Supplier to see the original physical documents in person. If you aren't local to us in County Durham, and cannot provide an in-date eV948 Certificate of Authorisation and digital proof of address, you will need to send us the documents in the post. The process is simple and the steps to take are explained in depth after you have placed your order. Once we have received your documents, we will produce your number plates and return the documents securely along with the number plates, using a tracked postal service.
All of our plates come with a 12 month warranty covering manufacturing defects or natural occurring issues. We do not cover for customer inflicted faults. Please contact us via email or the contact page to get in touch regarding your warranty.
What our customers say about us
I’ve ordered from Utopia a few times now, and gosh where do I start?!
The quality of these plates are top notch, and there is never any fault. At first, I was a bit hesitant to send off my documents, but there is honestly nothing to worry about at all. The customer service at this place is also very good, which is very reassuring when your plates are being made & shipped.
As soon as Utopia received my documents, they made the plates and they were shipped back to me straight away.. what more could you ask for? They even went out of the way to upgrade my shipping so I received it quicker with it being the Christmas season.
I’ve had cheap 4D plates in the past and it’s never ended well, so spend the extra few quid for the peace of mind that it’s in good hands, and that you’re going to get a super high quality number plate.
Thanks Utopia Plates for sourcing our new plate!
We chose Utopia Plates to act as broker for a registration we found from a private seller. After reading about so many scams online for number plate sales we asked Utopia to step in and act as the middle man. The whole process was smooth and we had our new number a few hours later. The registration is perfect for our Car Care business - W444 SSH - Happy Customer!
Just picked up my private plates I customised myself on their website
Top class customer service from start to finish and very good prices. 10/10 would use utopia plates again. Thank you
Fantastic job on my number plates!
Utopia Plates how can I explain what Fantastic job on my number plates! Incredible is all I have to say, thank you very much and I'll be shopping with you in the near future, thank you again for a lovely job that is on my number plates very very chuffed and they look so smart
Thank you to your wonderful team ❤️
Ordering my plates was very easy
Ordering my plates was very easy. I ordered on line on the Sunday, I sent my documents special delivery on the Monday and received my plates and documents back by Thursday. I was kept in touch by email every step of the way. I would definitely recommend this company 👌
Great Plates, Great Service
Ordered some 5mm 4D plates for my new private reg using email docs eV948 and bank statement to relive wait on sending documents off. Plates arrived within 2 days and are fantastic. Would deffo use again
Great service and speedy turnaround…
Great service and speedy turnaround from order to delivery. My son and wife love their new plates. Was concerned about sending the docs, but did as suggested on their website and all was fine, returned with the plates. Would recommend and I'd definitely use again.
Really easy process
Buying my partner a private registration and having it all done for you ready to go straight on the car as soon as it arrives made this a really easy process. Great Service!
Thank You :)
I was dubious about sending my…
I was dubious about sending my documents through to get the plates made however the guys at Utopia Plates reassured me that it was safe and necessary. The plates are of a significantly hi quality and reasonably priced in comparison to other companies.
Plates and Documents dispatched the same day my documents arrived at Utopia Plates and were on my hand 2 days later. Could not recommend Utopia Plates HIGHLY ENOUGH
Who says they’re just for cars!
Awesome quality, who say’s they’re just for cars? Lol, Super quick turnaround and product is spot on. Thank you for a great service
Absolutely fantastic. My plates arrives within 48 hours of sending the paperwork off. I must say they look very smart on my car. I am very pleased with them. Great company to deal with, would definitely recommend and would definitely use them in future.
Extremely happy! Very professional and would highly recommend. My new 3D gel number plates arrived well packaged and look amazing on my car.
Cheers Utopia Plates!
Can't thank you enough!
Can't thank you enough for helping me out today after my plates were stolen this morning! I had new plates printed and on my car this afternoon Can't fault the service. Thankyou again
Absolutely fantastic. Initially I was a bit dubious once I realised I had to send my documents away but previous reviews and comments put my mind at ease. Highly recommend and definitely will be using again. My order arrived extremely quick and very well packaged, literally can not fault, Thanks once again
Fantastic service provided and a wide range of choices
Fantastic service provided and a wide range of choices, I live close enough as to where I could go down in person to their unit and purchase these in person. Honest and professional service and was all done in a matter of 15 minutes. I asked about other services and they answered the questions I fired at them and gave me quotes on the other services I enquired about. I would highly recommend this business to others and I myself will hopefully be using them in the future also.