Help | ALL plates will be made to legal standard


Below are some examples of how your registration should be spaced to be legal.

There should be an 11mm space between characters and 33mm gap between the groups of characters in the registration.

When you enter your registration enter the space with the keyboard to achieve this.

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Some examples of non legally spaced registrations

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  • More than 1 space between the two groups.
  • Additional spacing added making more than two groups.
  • Again additional spacing added.

These are only examples – not a complete list spacing options.

Legal Plates

For a plate to be legal it has to be spaced correctly and use the correct legal items on the plate.

On our website everything is for legal plates only. There are 3 legal fonts. The only legal graphics are badges shown, in addition you are allowed a border.

All our plates are made to British Standard and we will include the BSAU145d number and our name and postcode on the plates discreetly.


This is a border line around the outside of the plate and it is legal if you wish to include in any colour on your plate.


There are 3 legal fonts Legal Standard, Legal 3D, and Legal Hi-line.

Side badges

These are the side badges deemed to be legal for road use. For Example you may wish to display the Euro symbol and GB national identifier on the number plate. This will dispense with the need for a separate GB sticker when travelling within the EU.


It is an offence to alter, rearrange or misrepresent letters or numbers in order to form names or words or in such a way that makes it difficult to read the registration number. Characters must not be moved from one block to the other e.g. AB51 DVL must not be displayed as AB5 1DVL or AB 51DVL. Vehicles with illegally displayed number plates may FAIL the MoT test. The police can also issue fixed penalty fines for illegally displayed number plates. Offenders are liable to a MAXIMUM FINE of £1,000 and in some cases the mark may be withdrawn.