How to Bid Vehicle Number in Singapore [Guide]

Getting a new number plate for your new (or existing car) in Singapore can be fairly  simple if you know the procedures. If you have a number in mind, and is wondering how to own it and wear it on your car, then this guide is for you.

In this guide, I will attempt to describe the entire process, finding out the number’s availability to submitting your bidding applications. In a nutshell, here’s what you will be doing:

  1. Check number availability
  2. Fill bidding forms
  3. Submit your bid

1) Check number availability

Click here to go to to find out the following:

  • The available series for bidding
  • The availability of number you want

If the answers are yes to both, congratulations. You still stand a chance to owing the number for your car.

2) Fill bidding forms

Getting the number you want requires bidding. You are competing against other potential buyers who want the same number. Highest bidder wins, simple as that. You will need to head down to LTA at Sin Ming Drive personally to obtain the bidding forms.

Where to get the form:

LTA, Customer Service Centre,
10 Sin Ming Drive,
Level 1, Singapore 575701

Operating hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 4.30 pm
Sunday: 8 am – 12 pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays.

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What form to obtain:

Go to the reception, or customer service centre and ask for the following:

  • Vehicle Registration Number Bid Form (R04)
  • Bid Envelope (R05)

They are free, no fees required and they (form and envelope) come in pairs. Do make you you have both.

How form (R04) and envelope (R05) look like:

R04 front

bid form front

R04 back

bid form back

R05 front

bid envelope back

R05 back

bid envelope back


3) Submit your bid

Before submitting your bid, you will need to buy a Cashier’s order from the bank, payable to Land Transport Authority or LTA for the amount you intend to bid. The Casher’s order will be return to you shall you fail to win the bid.

Here’s how a Cashier’s order looks like:

cashier's order sample

Insert Cashier’s order and bidding form R04 into envelope R05. Include a stamp on the envelope if you want the results and/or cashier’s order to be send back to you.

Head back to LTA (10 Sin Ming Drive), consult the customer service where you should drop your envelope.

That’s it! You’ve successfully place your bid on the number you want.

Current bidding’s results will only be available for enquiry from 4:00pm on the Friday following the close of bidding. You can also check the results here.