State License Plate Research Thread

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#31 Post by ALT2870 » 28 Feb 2021 03:34

Can confirm Colorado is a "Keep your plate" state. There are some old ones out there. The most common is the inverse colors.

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#32 Post by Tails » 01 Mar 2021 19:13

New Hampshire License plates


Standard plates

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Fire Department

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#33 Post by supersobes » 06 Mar 2021 17:59

WASHINGTON, DC

This is the standard issue plate for passenger vehicles. It follows the format AB 1234.

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These are the apportioned plates for trucks. It has the prefix "AP" for apportioned, and it follows the format AP 1234.

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These are the trailer plates. It has the prefix "T" for trailer, and it follows the format T 12345.

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These are the plates for city government vehicles such as police, fire, and EMS. They have the text "D.C. GOVT FLEET" with the DC flag design. To the right of that, they have the letters DC stacked vertically. The plates follow the format 1234.

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#34 Post by Skoot » 06 Mar 2021 20:52

Never would've thought there are any commercial trucks registered in DC. :shock: But then again, that's how "learning something new everyday" equals to "cool".

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#35 Post by supersobes » 06 Mar 2021 21:05

Washington, DC is just like any other city. It has around 700,000 residents and 24,000 businesses. Those people and businesses have vehicles. Since DC isn't in a state, they have their own license plates for those vehicles. That's also where the "Taxation Without Representation" motto on their plate comes from. They still pay taxes, but they're not represented as a state.

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#36 Post by Bedavd » 06 Mar 2021 23:08

The passive-aggressiveness of that motto has always really spoken to me hahahah. Thanks for the additions! I'll add them to the front page!
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#37 Post by JosephTX » 07 Apr 2021 08:17

I just want to hop in and say since 2000 Apportioned Trailers plates are slowly being phased out due to no longer being required by the IRP agreement some states are slower than others but for most part a majority of semi trailers are now issued either SEMI, or PERMANENT or PERM TRAILER plates.

Texas' last apportioned trailer plate was issued in 1999, expiring in 2004, after which they all became TOKEN TRAILER plates.

Speaking of Texas, semi trailer plates are currently seen in 4 styles.

1. Pre-2002 Embossed @12•345 or 123•45@, with @ being the letters W, X, Y, Z, it would continually cycle through this pattern.
2. The above but flat, issued 2002 to 2011
3. 123@•456 flat plates with blue numbers 2011-2012 @ being either B or C, unless it belongs to an apportioned fleet then it's D or F, 001@•001 to 056@•000 for B/C or 010@•000 for D/F
4. Like 3 but black serials since 2012, the numbers just reached 200x•000 for B/C recently.

To Missouri.

Apportioned is 12A•B2C, Starting at 40K•R0A for the bicentennial plates, with the legend APP 80

All semi trailers display COMM TRL plates on the bicentennial base starting at 00B-001 or regular bicentennial trailer plates with a P sticker for "permanent", the previous COMM TRL plates that started at 00A-001 and got up to 48A-000, or the previous now obsolete PERM TRL plates in the 000-0P@ pattern, which got up to about PG before COMM TRL superceded them.

To Louisiana, Semi trailers use TRAILER plates in the A123456 format that start either with L or J.

Tennessee has 2 plates currently valid on semi trailers.
Embossed plates with blue serials in the T123456 pattern up to T79####
Flat plates with black serials T800000 to U999999, or 000001T up to 170000T now, around 095000T "PERM" was added to the top right corner.
Regular plates will roll over to 00A-0AA soon.

Arizona is an interesting state the following are found on semi trailers
1 - 12345A plates until April 2020
2 - ABC1DEF/ABC1D2F/A1B2CDE/A1B2C3D plates April 2020 to February 2021
3 - ABC 1DF/A1B 2CF/12A 3CF after Feb 2021

2 and 3 are also found on all vehicles after April 2020.

Apportioned plates remained the AB12345 pattern always starting with A. Now up to AL

New Mexico -
Recently Government plates flipped from G-12345 to 12345-G.

Arkansas - Regular Plates will roll over to AAA 01A soon.

Nebraska - Regular Plates will roll over to AAA 001 in the near future.

Kansas - State has confirmed to me privately in the next year or two when they introduce new plates they will start at AAA A01

Speaking of Kansas, after August 2018 newly issued apportioned and permanent trailer plates have black numbers.

North Dakota - Permanent Trailers started recently at T999999 and are progressing backwards.

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#38 Post by Bedavd » 08 Apr 2021 00:48

Nice! There's some good info there. I was able to find the Texas and Tennessee plates you mentioned and put them into their respective states. I wasn't able to find any photos of the other ones that you mentioned. If you're able to get some examples of the missing or wrong plates and put them on here, I'll edit my current version right away and update them with the images.
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