Malta. These codes were established in 1963 and have been used continuously through the present. 0000191477 00000 n 0000585011 00000 n Exceptions to this guideline may be made for specialty plates that are available at no extra cost to the motorist, as these tend to be seen more commonly on the roads. 0001177591 00000 n endstream endobj 5 0 obj <> endobj 6 0 obj <>/Resources<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text]/Properties<>/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 647.261 792.435]/Type/Page>> endobj 7 0 obj <>stream Polson. Allow four to six weeks for processing. Submit a current certificate of safety inspection. Order Specialty License Plates Red Lodge. ", and "Greatest Snow on Earth", dark blue on white with blue state name in sentence case, 1994 – July 2002; 2007 – February 28, 2014, dark blue on white with blue state name in all capital letters, blue on reflective white with state name in dark blue bar, "Wild, Wonderful / www.callwv.com", Standard issue; red, white, and blue background with "DIPLOMAT", "CONSUL" or blank at top, and black serial centered on a white background, Standard issue; red, white, and blue background with "DIPLOMAT", "CONSUL" or blank at top, and blue serial centered on a white background, Standard issue; black serial on sky blue background, concave curved red top with the Dept. County Code #: County (County Seat) 1: Minnehaha (Sioux Falls) 2: Pennington (Rapid City) 3: Brown (Aberdeen) 4: Beadle (Huron) 5: Codington (Watertown) 6: Brookings (Brookings) Texas places the county name only on the windshield registration sticker, where the car's license plate number is also printed. Lewistown. The following year, and all years thereafter, Chaves was assigned county #4, and the McInnes plates were #4-3 from then on (see images at top of this page). the letters progress from "A" and "B" for January to "Y" and "Z" for December. Layout of United States vehicle license plates, Vehicle registration plates of North America, Current standard-issue passenger plate designs and serial formats, Plate types no longer issued but still valid. Miles City. As part of your vehicle registration you are issued a set of general-issue license plates. Maybe subject to replacement if found to be illegible during annual motor vehicle safety inspection. There are many services that can provide a free license plate search and the results will be similar to what you see with a VIN check. Return to Indiana. Florida and New Jersey both use four letters and two numbers: Florida uses an ABC-D12 format, while New Jersey uses an A12-BCD format. 0000055572 00000 n 0001112002 00000 n Standard-issue Idaho license plate numbers begin with a single-letter or a number-letter code representing the county of issue. Diplomatic license plates are issued by the United States Department of State to accredited diplomats. Nebraska established a county-code system for its passenger and motorcycle plates in 1922, with one- or two-digit codes assigned to each county in order of the number of registered vehicles in the county at that time. Specialty Plates. Carbon. <]/Prev 1310374>> County Number on License Plate. In Alabama, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming, a one- or two-digit number representing the county of issue begins a license plate number. white on green with small white tree in top left corner, white on blue ocean background with orange island maps, blue on white with state name in dark blue bar, black on reflective white with stylized lake and farm graphic. Silver Bow. Indiana and Ohio display two-number county codes, while Kansas plates display two-letter county codes, but these codes are placed on a sticker or are printed in the corner of the plate in a smaller font size. Florida uses six-character serial numbers, but the combinations vary. Status codes used for U.N. personnel until 2007 were "A" for the U.N. Secretariat; "D" for U.N. missions and diplomatic personnel; and "S" for U.N. Staff. :O�N�HH�o6��Ռv���11�(�cK#�7�e�����LN̎|����� � 33. 2. Florida also uses an optional two-letter, four-number format for its no-cost "In God We Trust" plates. The country codes are unique to each particular country, but do not correlate to ISO Country Codes or other standards format. h�b``0d``-a``���01ǁ�$AC(f`�g`�-�. If you have the license plate number and description of the vehicle you can report it to your local Iowa Police Department. About Our Plates Read a history of the Wyoming License plate's horse , who started appearing on license plates in the 1930's. Maine trailer plates start with two digits and a dash, as all plates expire on the last day of February, and the first two digits of the plate are the year it expires. J. black on reflective white with lake scene graphic, "Explore Minnesota; 10,000 lakes", black on grey and white gradient with mountain graphic; "Big Sky Country", black on tan, non-reflective, state abbreviated "N. If you need plates, we recommend that you contact our office (either fill out the online contact form or call 303.413.7710) rather than order them online. ", black on tan, non-reflective, full state name, black on yellow and white gradient, reflective, sticker boxes, dark blue on reflective white with blue bars (upper blue bar has the state name over a skyline of Niagara Falls, the Adirondack Mountains, and New York City; lower bar includes the words "The Empire State" in white), red on reflective white with blue and red graphics, "First in Flight", black on light blue gradient fade with prairie scene graphic, "Discover The Spirit", dark blue on gold gradient fade "The Heart of it All", dark blue on gold gradient fade "The Birthplace of Aviation", dark blue on reflective white with state seal ("Sunburst") graphic and red and blue bars, "Beautiful Ohio": dark blue on rolling hills with farm, distant skyline, and airborne biplane, "Native America": dark red on white and blue with photograph of Sacred Rain Arrow sculpture, gold on blue with "Pacific Wonderland" slogan, blue on blue, white and yellow gradient, "www.state.pa.us". Kansas began county coding in 1930, assigning each county a number from 1 through 105 based on the 1930 population census. Plus ABC-123, 1AB-234, A1B-234, A12-3BC, AB1-23C as remakes of serials issued on previous bases. 12. Plus 1234, 12345, and ABC123 as remakes of serials issued on previous base. Prior to 1984 license plates for diplomatic vehicles were provided by the jurisdiction where the foreign mission was located. County 44 is now in 3 letters. black on orange, white, and blue gradient with palmetto tree in center. General-Issue License Plates. When the system originated it was decided that codes 1, 2, and 3 would go to the three most populated counties, which at the time were Jefferson, Mobile, and Montgomery. The State then issued pairs starting in 1930 to 1955. Only the current passenger standard-issue serial format is depicted. Arizona uses a distinctive format with seven characters, where the number of letters and digits varies and the plates are issued in random alphanumeric blocks.. Formats for license plate numbers may be consistent within the state. Please adhere to the following guidelines when ordering special license plates: Limited to six letters, numerals, or combination thereof. In a few cases, numbers have been assigned in descending order. Then, in 1956, Kansas went back to issuing a single license plate. Reverse License Plate Number Search. Maine uses a varying number of digits, but most Maine plates consist of four digits and two letters. As of November 1, 2016, the State of Texas will no longer automatically replace your plates after 7 years. 11. 0000000016 00000 n Although increasingly few states place the full name of the county of registration explicitly on their standard-issue plates, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee continue the practice. 14. 0000388244 00000 n Submit the vehicle's current license plates. Being replaced on a ten-year rolling basis. 0000519422 00000 n 0000784057 00000 n First letter progressing backwards from Z. You may find while searching for your next used car, the owner has neglected to provide the VIN number. Information on serial numbering patterns is also given. Different types of vehicles require different plate types. Look up license plate numbers easily from you laptop, PC or mobile wherever you are. Notice about specialty plates: County Motor Vehicle offices will no longer issue specialty plates as of April 21, 2014.These plate types will be part of the State of Colorado's "Print on Demand" program. Law enforcement defines the enforcement date as the first day of the second month following the registration month. Florida also terminated a practice by which plates registered to rented vehicles had the letter Y or Z as their first digit, which led to targeting of rental cars for theft. Please come into the Denver County DMV (Denver residents only) to choose your plates at the time of registration. 0000033710 00000 n 0000007429 00000 n 4 52 6. For example, when Virginia switched to seven characters for its standard issue in 1993, numbers beginning with AAA-1000 were already in use for extra-cost, optional-issue plates; therefore, the new standard license plates were issued in descending order from ZZZ-9999.. 5Polk. 4. 5. What do the numbers on a number plate mean? License plate numbers are usually assigned in ascending order, beginning with a starting point such as AAA-001. Keith Dickson reports South Dakota was supposed to get new general issue plates in 2013. The last number on a Massachusetts license plate indicates the month the vehicle's registration expires (for example, 1234 AB would expire in April, the fourth month; 0 indicates October expirations; and X and Y were used for November and December expirations, respectively, on commercial plates and pre-1978 passenger plates). 0000781778 00000 n 0000028786 00000 n County Seat. In amateur radio license plate issues, all states that have them available, except Pennsylvania & Tennessee, use a unique slashed zero character in place of the standard "0" character due to lack of spacing between letters and numbers. 0000257066 00000 n Butte. Flathead. May not be transferred to new vehicle. %%EOF Other states like Indiana and Tennessee also once used the practice, with Tennessee discontinuing in the 1980s and Indiana in 2008. For various reasons related to visibility and readability, some states and territories exclude certain letters from use in their license plate serial formats. Missoula. 0000041823 00000 n 2Duval. The month's position within the calendar year corresponds roughly to the letter's position within the alphabet; i.e. Any Kansas license plate issued in 1930 or later will have a County Number or code assigned. 1. Kansas issued single license plates from 1923 to 1929. From 1984 until August 28, 2007, all plates issued followed the pattern of a letter identifying the status of the owner, followed by the two-letter country code, followed by a random three or four-digit number (S AB 1234). In some states, the month of expiration or the county of registration is incorporated into the plate's serial. Custer. 0000980824 00000 n ", black on tan, reflective, state abbreviated "N. The same applies to the first number or letter on West Virginia plates (1 to 9 for January through September, and O, N, and D for October, November, and December expirations, respectively). 15. You'll need to get replacement license plates if your plates are lost, stolen, or damaged. 0000037342 00000 n ", "Rick Kretschmer's License Plate Archives | North Carolina Passenger Cars 1975-Present", "New license plates sought: 'Life Elevated' would combine with 'Greatest Snow on Earth' slogan", "Utah Gets a New License Plate Slogan: "Life Elevated, Regulation License Plate to Commemorate Louisiana Purchase Bicentennial, "State Department Unveils New Design for Diplomatic Plates", "Old-v.-New Diplomatic and Consular License Plate Comparison Chart", Taiwan’s representatives in the US are given diplomatic license plates (2015/02/25), Automobile License Plate Collectors' Association, License Plates of North America, 1969–Present, List of states and territories of the United States, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_States_license_plate_designs_and_serial_formats&oldid=999018120, Articles with unsourced statements from June 2020, Articles needing additional references from March 2018, All articles needing additional references, Pages using Sister project links with default search, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, dark blue on white with red state name graphic and slogan printed in red at the bottom, Dark green on reflective white grey and green, dark blue on blue and white gradient fade, green on reflective white with state map and citrus orange graphic, black on reflective blue with hills, peach tree, and peaches, black on reflective white with red gradient and dark blue mountain scene, Reflective gradient blue-to-white with white Chicago and Springfield skyline and gray Abraham Lincoln graphic at far left; state name screened in black at top, 1234 AB (variable number of digits preceding space), Black on reflective white with Maryland flag graphic, blue on reflective white with blue wave at bottom, green and blue with Great Lakes outline on reflective white with black characters, white to yellow fade and blue with stylized, black on reflective white with lake scene graphic, dark blue on white with red and dark blue waves, light grey state seal, and dark blue "1821 * 2021", blue on white with gold and maroon graphics, black on light blue gradient with multicolor state outline, black on light blue with blue and tan graphics, black on reflective white with Sower statue from the, black numbers and state-shaped separator on sky blue plate; stylized multi-colored mountain range at bottom; "NEVADA" screened in black serifed letters centered at top, yellow on turquoise with large yellow and red, black on light blue gradient fade to sunrise with prairie scene and buffalo graphic, blue on white various slogans in gray with a red border, Screened black on reflective blue with state-shaped separator; scissor-tailed flycatcher in the middle, mountains on the left, oceans in the background and Explore above the state name, black on white with green gradient at bottom and grey building in background, Beautiful Rhode Island (top), Ocean State (Bottom), black on white and blue background with palmetto tree in center. 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