Handing in number plates

If you wish to have your vehicle deregistered, you need to hand in the number plates to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (DVLO). The plates will be stored free of charge at the DVLO for six months. After six months, the plates will be destroyed. You can keep the Vehicle Registration Certificate.

As from 1 January 2018, annual motor vehicle tax will be replaced by a liability insurance tax known as “traffic insurance tax”, which will be collected by insurance companies. Read more about the taxes at the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website.

Collecting number plates

You collect your plates at the same Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office where you handed them in. If it has been more than six months since you handed them in they will have been destroyed and you will need to order new plates.

Before you can collect your plates you need to

  • have paid any owed annual vehicle tax
  • have insured your vehicle
  • have had the vehicle pass the mandatory roadworthiness test (“EU test”)

There is no charge for collecting the plates as long as they have not been destroyed.

Scrapping

When you scrap your vehicle at an authorised scrapyard, you will receive a vehicle scrap deposit in accordance with current rates. The Norwegian Tax Administration disburses vehicle scrap deposits every two weeks. When your vehicle has been scrapped, you must hand in the number plates to a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (trafikkstasjon).

Read more about scrapping at the Norwegian Tax Administration’s website.

Have your number plates been removed by law enforcement?

The Police, the Norwegian Customs, and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration are authorised to remove the number plates from a vehicle.

If your vehicle has had its number placed removed by law enforcement and you want to get them back, you need to ensure that

  • the insurance is in order
  • your vehicle has passed the mandatory roadworthiness test (“EU test”)
  • the annual vehicle tax has been paid

The plates will be stored at a Driver and Vehicle Licensing Office (DVLO) for six months after they were removed from the vehicle. If a deregistration claim had been filed for the vehicle, you will have to pay a re-registration fee of NOK 1680 when you collect the plates at the DVLO. Payment must be made in cash or by debit card, credit cards are not accepted. If you are not sure which DVLO is storing your plates, you can contact us.