Cost of Plate Number & How to Apply for New Plate Number in Nigeria (2022)


Vehicle registration has been a mandatory process to take before a vehicle can allowed to move in Nigerian roads. As stipulated in the law, one must register his or her automobile before being cleared to ply the roads in Nigeria and failure to do so leads you to the danger of being trapped, arrested and charges will be raised against such subject as in the law.

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.

As it is 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.


How Much It Will Cost For Vehicle Plate Number Registration in Nigeria (2022)

Depending on the type of plate number, the amount to pay for registering a new plate number in Nigeria ranges from ₦45,000 to ₦85,000. 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 center.

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 Roadworthiness 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 endeavor to have all papers complete including your driver’s license. This will enable you the freedom and peace of 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.

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 the FRSC database.

The Federal Road Safety released these addresses of vehicle number plate registration centres in Nigeria 36 states to ensure that car owners do the needful to avoid traffic offenses, 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:

 1ABIA BIR Zonal Office, 5 Bende Road, Umuahia
 2ADAMAWA BIR Office, Yola North
 3AKWA IBOM BIR Office State Secretariat, Uyo
 4ANAMBRA Motor Licensing Office, Npaje Awka
 5BAUCHI BIR Office, Jos Road, Bauchi
 6BAYELSA 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
 7BENUE BIR Office, G.R.A. Kashim Ibrahim Road, Makurdi
 8BORNOBIR Office, Opp. Ramat Polytechnic, Maiduguri
 9CROSS RIVER BIR Office, 43 Akim Road Calabar
 BIR Office, Ikot Omin Calabar
 BIR Office, Inyang Street Calabar
 10DELTA BIR Office, 27, Ezenei Avenue, Off Nnebisi Road Asaba
 11EBONYI 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
 12EDO 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.
 13EKITI 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
 14ENUGU BIR Office, Okpara Avenue, Opp. PHCN Office Enugu
 15FCT VIO Office, Mabushi Abuja
 16GOMBEBIR Office, Gombe
 17IMO BIR Office, Okigwe Road, Owerri
 18JIGAWABIR Office, Old Secretariat, Sani Abacha way, Dutse
 19KADUNABIR Office, Opp. High court Bida RS Kaduna
 20KANO BIR Office, No.2 Bank Road, Kano.
 21KATSINABIR Office, G.R.A. Katsina
 22KEBBIBIR Office, Opp. Diamond Bank, Birnin Kebbi
 23KOGIBIR Office, No.1 Beach Road Lokoja
 24KWARA IRS Office, Ahmadu Bello Way, Ilorin.
 25LAGOSBeach 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
26NASSARAWABIR Office, Kasuwar Tomato, Lafia
BIR Office, Testing Ground Lafia
27NIGERVIO Office, along Paiko Road Minna
28OGUNIRS Oke-Mosan, Opp Federal High Court Abeokuta
29ONDOBIR Office, Alagbaka, Akure
30OSUNBIR Office, Ministry of Finance, State Secretariat Abere.
31OYOBIR Office, Onireke Road, Egbe Ibadan.
32PLATEAUBIR Office, No.7 Beach Road, Jos North
33RIVERSBIR Office, No. 22 William Jumbo Street, Port-harcourt
Emenike Licensing Office. Emenike Junction, Diobu, Mile 1, Portharcourt
34SOKOTOBIR Office, behind City Campus, Usman Danfodio University
35TARABABIR Office, Hamman Ruwa Road, Jalingo
36YOBEBIR Office, Gujiba Road, Damaturu.
37ZAMFARABIR Office, Tudun Wada, Gusau


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