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Trade plates: a new design
Tax disc holders have been removed from trade plates
If you use trade plates, please continue to display your current plate as itís still valid. Youíll only need to request a new plate if itís been damaged.
DVLA will start to issue the new style trade plate once existing stock has been used.
Trade licence plates can save you time and money if youíre in the motor industry - you wonít have to register and tax every vehicle temporarily in your possession.
You need to apply to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) for a trade licence to be able to use trade plates.
Who is eligible
You can apply for a trade licence if youíre either a motor trader or a vehicle tester.
##dealers, manufacturers and repairers of vehicles (including those involved in collection and delivery)
##manufacturers of trailers
##valets and accessory fitters
Youíre eligible if you test other peopleís vehicles on public roads.
How to apply
Trade licences last for 6 or 12 months and expire on 30 June or 31 December. First-time applicants can get 7 to 11 month licences.
Download and complete the form you need:
## VTL301 to apply for your first trade licence
## VTL305 to renew your trade licence
## VTL308 to surrender your trade licence (refund of duty)
## VTL310 to apply for a duplicate or replacement trade licence (or plates)