Loss of licence plates

If you have lost or had your licence plates stolen, you must report this to the police. To buy new plates with a new combination of digits and letters, you must submit a completed loss notification form, certified by the police, and Part 2 of the vehicle registration certificate to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. It is not possible to get the same combination of digits and letters after licence plates have been reported lost or stolen. The price of a set of licence plates for a passenger car is currently NOK 120–140. The same applies if only one of the two licence plates has been lost or stolen. If this is the case, the other licence plate must be handed in to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

If you do not use the loss notification form when reporting the matter to the police, the police report must also be handed in to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

What must I do when I receive new licence plates with a new combination of digits and letters?

When you receive new licence plates with a new combination of digits and letters, you may have to contact various parties in order to report the new licence plate number.

These may include:

  • Toll road operators
  • Your online bank, for example if you have a direct debit agreement for the payment of annual motor vehicle tax
  • Parking companies
  • If you have a tachograph, your tachograph workshop to change the licence plate number
  • Any other parties with whom your licence plate number is registered

You are the one who must contact the relevant parties to provide information about a change of ownership.

Damaged licence plates

If your licence plates have been damaged, you must hand them in to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office to have them replaced by new licence plates with the same registration number, which you must pay for. Delivery may take up to three working days.

Return and storage of licence plates

If you wish to deregister your vehicle, you must hand in your licence plates to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office.

If your licence plates were removed by the authorities, you must pay a fee to re-register the vehicle. You can do this at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office. The fee is currently NOK 1 460. 

Licence plates that have been handed in or confiscated are stored at the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office for six months before they are destroyed. The licence plates will be destroyed immediately if you so wish, or if they are damaged or illegible. If a scrapping notification exists, we regard the deregistration as complete and the licence plates will be destroyed immediately.

Fees and payment for licence plates

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Offices, you can pay both licence plates and fees in cash or with a debit card. Payment by credit card is not accepted.