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Same Day Number Plates in Durham

Looking for 3D gel resin and 4D laser cut number plates, but don’t want to wait several days for a delivery?

We’re now operating a full walk-in service from 9:30am to 4:30pm, Monday to Saturday at Utopia Plates. Your number plates will be made while you wait, typically taking 10 minutes for a pair.

We will need to see one ID/proof of address document, and one document proving entitlement to the registration. Typically, this would be your driving licence and V5C, but there are plenty of other documents we can accept.

The names and addresses on the documents do not need to match - this is to allow you to purchase number plates for a family member or friend as a gift.

We only make fully road legal number plates - we will not make adjusted spacing, tinted plates or any other form of show plate.

At Utopia Plates, we're proud to service a wide range of areas, providing our high-quality, personalised number plates to customers across numerous cities. We are dedicated to offering unrivalled service and convenience, no matter where you are located. The following are the local areas we currently serve:

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Utopia Plates Ltd, Unit 1, Dragonville Industrial Park, Durham, DH1 2XJ

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Unit 1, Dragonville Industrial Park, Dragon Lane, Durham, DH1 2XJ

Opening times: Monday - Saturday 9:30-4:30

Utopia Plates Ltd Unit 1, Dragonville Industrial Park, DragonLn, Durham DH1 2XJ
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PLEASE BRING

  1. Identification (proof of address)
  2. Registration Entitlement

Typically, this would be your driving license and V5C, but there are plenty of other documents we can accept. Please see list below.

The names and addresses on the documents do not need to match - this is to allow you to purchase number plates for a family member or friend as a gift.

What Identification/Proof of Address document do I have to provide?

Documents Eligible for Digital Submission:

You can send the following documents in their digital original form (such as a PDF file) via email:

  • Utility Bill (Gas, Electric, Water) - dated within the last 6 months.
  • Telephone or Internet Bill - dated within the last 6 months.
  • Bank Statement - dated within the last 6 months.

Documents Requiring Physical Originals:

For the following documents, we require the physical originals to be sent via post:

  • Utility Bill (Gas, Electric, Water) - if not available in digital format, dated within the last 6 months.
  • Telephone Bill - if not available in digital format, dated within the last 6 months.
  • Council Tax Bill or Rates Bill - dated within the last 6 months.
  • Driving Licence (Photo-card or paper counterpart).
  • National Identity Card
  • Police Warrant Card
  • Armed Forces Identity Card
What entitlement document do I have to provide?

Documents Eligible for Digital Submission:

The following documents can be sent in their original digital format (such as a PDF file) via email:

  • Electronic Number Plate Authorisation Certificate (eV948)
  • Letter of Authorisation from a Fleet Operator: Must include the document reference number from the registration certificate.
  • Vehicle Details from the 'View Vehicle Record' Service: Applicable if your fleet is in the new V5C on demand scheme (also called ‘V5C suppression’).

Documents Requiring Physical Originals:

For these documents, we require the physical originals to be mailed to us:

  • Vehicle Registration Certificate (V5C or V5CNI)
  • New Keeper Supplement (V5C/2 or V5C/2NI)
  • Certificate of Entitlement to the Number (V750 or V750NI)
  • Retention Document (V778)
  • Renewal Reminder for Vehicle Tax or SORN (V11 or V11NI)
  • Temporary Registration Certificate (V379 or V379NI)
  • Number Plate Authorisation Certificate (V948) with an official stamp from the DVLA or DVSA.
Do the documents need to match?

No - the law permits buying number plates as a gift, which means you can use your own ID or proof of address document, along with the proof of entitlement belonging to the owner of the registration. Additionally, if your address is different between the two documents, this does not matter.

Same Day Plates Explained

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Customize

Customise your number plates online or in store

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Bring Docs

Bring identification and entitlement to the registration documents in store with you

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Plates are done

We will make them in store, typically within 10 minutes