How To Apply for Plate Number in Nigeria Easily (2024)

If you bought a new car, and are looking for where and how to get a plate number for your Vehicle, this post will offer you ways on how to get it done easily and quickly. It is a punishable offence by the law if you are found with a car plate number that is not registered.


Steps on How To Apply for Plate Number in Nigeria Online

According to federal Road safety Commission (FRSC) website, you can now easily apply for a number plate online. This will enable motor users re-validate their plate numbers no matter the location, state and can be done in minutes.

Below are the steps/procedure to apply for a plate number in Nigeria:

1. Applicant completes online registration (MVA01) form at, prints completed form and attach all relevant vehicle documents and proceeds to SBIR/MLA (State Board of Internal Revenue/Motor Licensing Authority) office.

2. Pays for vehicle number plate at SBIR/MLA and is assigned a number plate.

3. Applicant takes his/her vehicle to VIO for physical inspection and is issued a Road worthiness certificate, if VIO is satisfied with the condition of the vehicle.

4. Applicant then goes to Road safety for the verification of documents provided. The verified document are:

  • Driver’s License
  • Insurance Policy Number
  • Means of Identification
  • Proof of Address (e.g. Utility Bill)

5. Applicant goes back to SBIR/MLA, where his/her Proof of Ownership Certificate (POC) number will be printed. Then the Proof of Ownership Certificate, his/her Vehicle Number Plate and Vehicle Identification Tag (VIT), is released to him.

That is how easy you can get and verify your plate number in Nigeria online.


Please endeavour to have all papers complete including your driver’s license. This will enable you the freedom and peace pf mind when you drive on Nigerian roads. The FRSC and other traffic agencies are on the look out for car owners and commuters who are found wanting in this regard.

How Much It Will Cost For Vehicle Plate Number Registration in Nigeria (2024)

Depending on the type of plate number, the amount to pay for registering a new number plate in Nigeria ranges from ₦50,000 to ₦80,000. Once payment is made, you will be required to present proof of receipt before a plate number will be issued to you at the motor registration centre.

Full List of Number Plate Registration Centres In Nigeria

There are places or centres approved by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to register your vehicle’s plate numbers around Nigeria. The purpose of car registration ensures that the car data with its owner is stored on FRSC data base. The Federal Road Safety released these addreses of vehicle number plate registration centres in Nigeria 36 states to ensure that car owners do the needful to avoid traffic offences, penalties and sanctions according to the law.

Below are approved centres for number plate registration in all 36 states in Nigeria with their various addresses to obtain new number plates for your vehicles:

 1 ABIA  BIR Zonal Office, 5 Bende Road, Umuahia
 2 ADAMAWA  BIR Office, Yola North
 3 AKWA IBOM  BIR Office State Secretariat, Uyo
 4 ANAMBRA  Motor Licensing Office, Npaje Awka
 5 BAUCHI  BIR Office, Jos Road, Bauchi
 6 BAYELSA  MLA Yenagoa: Obele street, Ovom, Yenagoa
 MLA Kpansia: Inec Junction, Kpansia, Yenagoa
 MLA Brass: BIR Secretariat complex, Road Safety Road, Yenagoa
 MLA Ogbia: Emeyal II, Ogbia LGA
 MLA Sagbama: Hospital Road, Yenagoa
 7 BENUE  BIR Office, G.R.A. Kashim Ibrahim Road, Makurdi
 8 BORNO BIR Office, Opp. Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri
 9 CROSS RIVER  BIR Office, 43 Akim Road Calabar
 BIR Office, Ikot Omin Calabar
 BIR Office, Inyang Street Calabar
 10 DELTA  BIR Office, 27, Ezenei Avenue, Off Nnebisi Road Asaba
 11 EBONYI  BIR Office, Ministry of Finance, Abakaliki
 Ezza South LGA Motor Licensing Office, Onueke
 Ebonyi LGA Motor Licensing Office, Ugbodo
 Afikpo North LGA Motor Licensing Office, Afikpo
 12 EDO  EIRS Office, New Lagos Road
 EIRS Office, Forestry Road (LTO I & LTO II)
 EIRS Office,  TV Road
 EIRS Office, Uselu
 EIRS Office, Ikpoba Hill (Ramat Park)
 EIRS Office, Obe
 EIRS Office, Okada
 EIRS Office, Ekpoma
 EIRS Office, Auchi.
 13 EKITI  BIR Office, Oke-Oriomi, Ado Ekiti
 BIR Office, Beside First Bank Erekeson Market, Efon-Alaaye
 BIR Office, Old secretariat complex, Emure-Ekiti
 BIR Office, Oja-oba premises, Ido-Ekiti
 Bir Office, Opp Oba palace, Ise-Ekiti
 BIR Office, Oke-Osun, Ikere Ekiti
 14 ENUGU  BIR Office, Okpara Avenue, Opp. PHCN Office Enugu
 15 FCT  VIO Office, Mabushi Abuja
 16 GOMBE BIR Office, Gombe
 17 IMO  BIR Office, Okigwe Road, Owerri
 18 JIGAWA BIR Office, Old Secretariat, Sani Abacha way, Dutse
 19 KADUNA BIR Office, Opp. High court Bida RS Kaduna
 20 KANO  BIR Office, No.2 Bank Road, Kano.
 21 KATSINA BIR Office, G.R.A. Katsina
 22 KEBBI BIR Office, Opp. Diamond Bank, Birnin Kebbi
 23 KOGI BIR Office, No.1 Beach Road Lokoja
 24 KWARA  IRS Office, Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin.
 25 LAGOS Beach road, Agbowa/Block 9, Old Secretariat, Ikeja
Ipaja road, Abekoko, Agege
Agege local government
13 Olubunmi Alonge Street, Aguda
7/9 Dele Bakare Str., Trinity Tpapa Oshodi Expressway, Lagos
Oriade Local Council Dev Area Office Kirikiri
Water Corporation yard mile 2 bus stop, mile 2
7 Dopemu road Agege
Old cla Secretariat 1/kemfat road, Thomas Village, Ajah
17a Alhaji Tokan street, Western Avenue, Surulere
Lirs, idi oro
65, Abeokuta Expressway
Allen Avenue, Ikeja
2, Plateau road, Apapa
Vio yard, Berger Cement Bus stop, Olodi Apapa
Badagry town hall, Badagry
62/63 Campbell street, Lagos
Oke Oyinbo GRA road, Epe/old cla secretariat, Epe
Tinubu square, Nnamdi Azikwe street, Lagos
Vio/Lastma yard, Ejigbo
31b, Oyeleke Str, Alausa Corporate house, Alausa ikeja
70, College road, Ifako
Block 9, old Secretariat, Ikeja
Mpwb old secretariat, Ikeja beside muslim pilgrims welfare
42 Tos Benson road, Ikorodu
Vio/Lastma yard, Odogunyan, Ikorodu
96, Isolo road, Egbe
25, Biaduo CLS off Keffi by hosephine, b/stop south west, Ikoyi
19 Oloruntedo way Imota
2 Odaliki street, Ebute metta
582, Ikorodu road, Ketu
13, Town Planning way, Ilupeju
8/10 Isheri road, Ojodu
155 Olojo Drive, Ojo
Isheri road, Frsc complex, ojodu
13, Idoluwo street, Lagos
30, Oke Olowogbowo street, Lagos
43, Oregun road, Oregun, Lagos
85, Badagry Exp way, Orile Iganmu
26, Afari Ogun street, Oshodi
Block 8, 1st floor, Old secretariat,  Ikeja
Lagos Terminal, Oyingbo
Old cla Secretariat , PWD Shogunle, Ikeja
33/35 Salami Shuaibu str., Shomolu
43, Marina Str., Lagos re-insurance house
Itinrin court, Aboyade close str., Victoria Island
Yaba lcda secretariat, Adekunle bus stop, yaba
26 NASSARAWA BIR Office, Kasuwar Tomato, Lafia
BIR Office, Testing Ground Lafia
27 NIGER VIO Office, along Paiko Road Minna
28 OGUN IRS Oke-Mosan, Opp Federal High Court Abeokuta
29 ONDO BIR Office, Alagbaka, Akure
30 OSUN BIR Office, Ministry of Finance, State Secretariat Abere.
31 OYO BIR Office, Onireke Road, Egbe Ibadan.
32 PLATEAU BIR Office, No.7 Beach Road, Jos North
33 RIVERS BIR Office, No. 22 William Jumbo Street, Port-harcourt
Emenike Licensing Office. Emenike Junction, Diobu, Mile 1, Portharcourt
34 SOKOTO BIR Office, behind City Campus, Usman Danfodio University
35 TARABA BIR Office, Hamman Ruwa Road, Jalingo
36 YOBE BIR Office, Gujiba Road, Damaturu.
37 ZAMFARA BIR Office, Tudun Wada, Gusau
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Oluchi Chukwu

Oluchi is a seasoned Information blogger, content developer and the editor of Nigerian Queries. She is a tech enthusiast who loves reading, writing and research

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