REGISTRATION PLATES OF THE

UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND (UK)


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Two-line plates are denoted with a / at the line break

CURRENTLY ISSUED NUMBER PLATES

FR12 UBB Normal series since 2001. Front plate. F = Forest and Fens. FR = Lincoln. 12 = 1.3.2012-31.8.2012.

FR12 UBB Close-up of the above.

YC51 TFA Normal series since 2001. Front plate. Y = Yorkshire. YC = Leeds. 51 = 1.9.2001- 28.2.2002.

LF55/WPP Normal series since 2001. Front plate. L = London. LF = Wimbledon. 55 = 1.9.2005- 28.2.2006.

LF55/WPP Close-up of the above.

SR02/LKV Normal series since 2001. Front plate. S = Scotland. SR = Dundee. 02 = 1.3.2002- 31.8.2002.

NC62/NFY Normal series since 2001. Front plate. American size. The first N = North East. NC = Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 62 = 1.9.2012-28.2.2013.

NC62/NFY Close-up of the above.

AM58 NKD Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. A = Anglia. AM = Peterborough. 58 = 1.9.2008- 28.2.2009.

AM58 NKD Close-up of the above.

AR04 HKC Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. A = Anglia. AR = Norwich. 04 = 1.3.2004- 31.8.2004.

AR04 HKC Close-up of the above.

EO55 FRF Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. E = Essex. EO = Chelmsford. 55 = 1.9.2005- 28.2.2006.

EO55 FRF Close-up of the above.

RJ53 HRC Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. The first R = Reading. RJ = Reading (-2007). 53 = 1.9.2003-29.2.2004. Trailers display the registration of the towing vehicle.

SM51 LFN Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. S = Scotland. SM = Edinburgh. 51 = 1.9.2001- 28.2.2002.

FY07 VYX Normal series since 2001. Rear plate, should have been yellow. F = Forest and Fens. FY = Lincoln. 07 = 1.3.2007-31.8.2007.

NL61 EEU Normal series since 2001. Rear plate, should have been yellow. N = North East. NL = Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 61 = 1.9.2011-29.2.2012.

NL61 EEU Close-up of the above.

SK67 DLF Normal series since 2001. Rear plate, should have been yellow. S = Scotland. SK = Edinburgh. 67 = 1.9.2017-28.2.2018. This plate is illegally spaced.

SK67 DLF Close-up of the above.

YC06 WWX Normal series since 2001. Rear plate, should have been yellow. Y = Yorkshire. YC = Leeds. 06 = 1.3.2006-31.8.2006.

YC06 WWX Close-up of the above.

FP56 XDN Normal series since 2001. Rear plate, should have been yellow. F = Forest and Fens. FP = Nottingham. 56 = 1.9.2006-28.2.2007.

FP56 XDN Same as the above. Changed to yellow rear plate by 2018.

FH06/OGZ Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. F = Forest and Fens. FH = Nottingham. 06 = 1.3.2006-31.8.2006.

FH06/OGZ Close-up of the above.

YD13/HXN Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. Y = Yorkshire. YD = Leeds. 13 = 1.3.2013- 31.8.2013.

YD13/HXN Close-up of the above.

BD12/PYZ Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. B = Birmingham. BD = Birmingham. 12 = 1.3.2012-31.8.2012. This is a trailer displaying the same registration as the towing vehicle.

BD12/PYZ Close-up of the above.

FJ02/KZB Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. F = Forest and Fens. FJ = Nottingham. 02 = 1.3.2002-31.8.2002.

LJ51/LZA Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. The first L = London. LJ = Wimbledon. 51 = 1.9.2001-28.2.2002.

HY58/BUH Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. American size. H = Hampshire. HY = Portsmouth. 58 = 1.9.2008-28.2.2009.

HY58/BUH Close-up of the above.

LG06/XBM Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. American size. L = London. LG = Wimbledon. 06 = 1.3.2006-31.8.2006.

LG06/XBM Close-up of the above.

SX16/COU Normal series since 2001. Motorcycle. S = Scotland. SX = Inverness. 16 = 1.3.2016- 31.8.2016.

SX16/COU Close-up of the above.

HJ02/TWC Normal series since 2001. Motorcycle. H = Hampshire. HJ = Bournemouth. 02 = 1.3.2002-31.8.2002.

PJ03 NNP Normal series since 2001. Motorcycle. P = Preston. PJ = Preston. 03 = 1.3.2003- 31.8.2003. Illegally small plate.

LC53/MXH Normal series since 2001. Motorcycle. L = London. LC = Wimbledon. 53 = 1.9.2003- 29.2.2004. Plate made up in wrong colours.

BV16 UCJ Normal series since 2001. Front plate. B = Birmingham. BV = Birmingham. 16 = 1.3.2016- 31.8.2016. With the addition of a UK sticker following the change of international distinguishing sign in 2021.

BV16 UCJ Close-up of the above.

WP61 VSJ Normal series since 2001. Front plate. W = West of England. WP = Bristol. 61 = 1.9.2011-29.2.2012. With the addition of a UK sticker following the change of international distinguishing sign in 2021.

WP61 VSJ Close-up of the above.

RV61 CXM Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. R = Reading. RV = Theale (since 2007). 61 = 1.9.2011-29.2.2012. With the addition of a UK sticker following the change of international distinguishing sign in 2021.

RV61 CXM Close-up of the above.

FY69/BXS Normal series since 2001. Motorcycle. F = Forest and Fens. FY = Lincoln. 69 = 1.9.2019- 29.2.2020. With the addition of a UK sticker following the change of international distinguishing sign in 2021.

FY69/BXS Close-up of the above.

LM14 NHB Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. L = London. LM = Borehamwood (since 2006). 14 = 1.3.2014-31.8.2014. This plate has the flag of England.

LM14 NHB Close-up of the above.

KP11 XXB Normal series since 2001. Front plate. KP = Northampton. 11 = 1.3.2011-31.8.2011. This plate has the flag of Wales. CYMRU = Wales.

KP11 XXB Close-up of the above.

VK14 ZZX Normal series since 2001. Rear plate. V = Severn Valley. VK = Worcester. 14 = 1.3.2014-31.8.2014. This plate has the flag of Wales. CYMRU = Wales.

VK14 ZZX Close-up of the above.

DM08 DBS Personalised series since 2001. Rear plate. 08 = 1.3.2008-31.8.2008 (but the vehicle may be newer). No area coding, the owner of this car has chosen DBS = Aston Martin DBS.

DM08 DBS Close-up of the above.

OO07 WBG Personalised series since 2001. Rear plate. 07 = 1.3.2007-31.8.2007 (but the vehicle may be newer). No area coding, certain letters reserved for the select scheme.

TW13/TED Personalised series since 2001. Rear plate. 13 = 1.3.2013-31.8.2013 (but the vehicle may be newer). No area coding, certain letters reserved for the select scheme.

TW13/TED Close-up of the above.

TD11/EYS Personalised series since 2001. Motorcycle. 11 = 1.3.2011-31.8.2011 (but the vehicle may be newer). No area coding, certain letters reserved for the select scheme.

TD11/EYS Close-up of the above.

BR58/ZZR Personalised series since 2001. Motorcycle. 58 = 1.9.2008-28.2.2009 (but the vehicle may be newer). No area coding, the owner of this motorcycle has chosen ZZR = Kawasaki ZZR.

BR58/ZZR Close-up of the above.

CK20 VVW Normal series since 2001. Front plate. C = Wales (Cymru). CK = Cardiff. 20 = 1.3.2020-31.8.2020. Green band = Zero emission vehicles.

CK20 VVW Close-up of the above.

AT 03 AA Military series since 1995. No coding.

PG/00 AA Military series since 1995. No coding.

118 D 625 Diplomatic series since 1979. 1994 onwards security style. Front plate. 118 = Brazil. D = Diplomat. Serial between 400 and 699 = Non-diplomatic staff of International Organizations.

225 D 381 Diplomatic series since 1979. 1994 onwards security style. Rear plate. 225 = Norway. D = Diplomat. Serial between 101 and 399 = Diplomat.

225 D 381 Close-up of the above.

225 D 276 Diplomatic series since 1979. 1994 onwards security style. Rear plate. 225 = Norway. D = Diplomat. Serial between 101 and 399 = Diplomat.

225 X 766 Diplomatic series since 1979. Front plate. 225 = Norway. X = Accredited non- diplomatic personnel. Serial above 700 = Consular staff.

AUS 1 Diplomatic series. 1994 onwards security style. Front plate. Personalised number for head of mission. AUS = Australia.

DS 9341 Pre-1931 re-registration. DS 6574-9999 = Issued to pre-1931 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for pre-1931 imports.

LAS 760 1931-62 re-registration. AAS-YAS = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

LAS 760 Close-up of the above.

TSK 598 1931-62 re-registration. BSK-YSK = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

WSU/935 1931-62 re-registration. CSU-YSU = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

BSL/554 1931-62 re-registration. ASL-YSL = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

TSL/991 1931-62 re-registration. Motorcycle. ASL-YSL = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

TSL/991 Close-up of the above.

UXG/638 1931-62 re-registration. Motorcycle. UXG = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports.

VSU 609 1931-62 re-registration. Front plate. CSU-YSU = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports. Later transferred to a newer vehicle.

KSK 661 1931-62 re-registration. Rear plate. BSK-YSK = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports. Later transferred to a newer vehicle.

FSU 330 1931-62 re-registration. Rear plate. CSU-YSU = Issued to 1931-62 vehicles from which the old mark has been transferred and for 1931-62 imports. Later transferred to a newer vehicle. With the Scottish flag. SCO = Scotland.

S276/2976 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle.

S276/2976 Close-up of the above.

K246/2212 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle.

K246/2212 Close-up of the above.

U508/6571 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle. The trailer plate must be fixed as far as reasonably possible from the towing vehicle's registration plate, which is not the case here.

U508/6571 Close-up of the above.

V684/4524 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle.

V684/4524 Close-up of the above.

Y392/7468 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer should also display the registration of the towing vehicle, in this case Dutch. But instead there is a yellow repeater of the trailer registration.

Y392/7468 Close-up of the above.

Y392/7468 The yellow repeater plate.

Z065/5077 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle.

Z065/5077 Close-up of the above.

L8932075 Trailer series since 2019. No coding. For commercial trailers over 750 kg and non- commercial trailers over 3500 kg that are being used internationally. The trailer also displays the registration of the towing vehicle. The trailer plate should have been black on white, on two lines and fixed as far as reasonably possible from the towing vehicle's registration plate, which is not the case here.

L8932075 Close-up of the above.


FORMER ISSUES - STILL VALID
(and in many cases still issued as cherished marks etc.)

P 396 Normal series since 1903. P = Surrey. This car is a 1903-model and the owner claimed it had the original plates.

C-4047 Normal series since 1903. Some older plates used hyphens. C = West Yorkshire.

PN 7 Normal series 1903-64. PN = East Sussex.

MS 88 Normal series 1903-64. MS = Stirlingshire in Scotland.

DW 174 Normal series 1903-64. DW = Newport in Wales.

XO-704 Normal series 1903-64. Some older plates used hyphens. XO = London County.

XR-366 Normal series 1903-64. Some older plates used hyphens. XR = London County. The registration is painted directly onto the vehicle.

UL 5136 Normal series 1903-64. UL = Greater London.

GS 2434 Normal series 1903-64. GS = Perthshire in Scotland.

JT 3790 Normal series 1903-64. JT = Dorset.

LD 2250 Normal series 1903-64. LD = Greater London.

TO-6226 Normal series 1903-64. Some older plates used hyphens. TO = Nottingham.

AC-4444 Normal series 1903-64. Some older plates used hyphens. AC = Warwickshire.

TV 2003 Normal series 1903-64. Motorcycle front plate. TV = Nottingham. Since 1975 front plates for motorcycles are no longer required.

WD/5950 Normal series 1903-64. Motorcycle. WD = Warwickshire.

RPH 6 Normal series 1932-64. PH = Surrey.

AXM 19 Normal series 1932-64. XM = London County.

RST 59 Normal series 1932-64. ST = Inverness-shire in Scotland.

BLO/95 Normal series 1932-64. LO = Greater London.

VMO/17 Normal series 1932-64. MO = Middlesex.

LXU 623 Normal series 1932-64. XU = London County.

SRX 210 Normal series 1932-64. RX = Berkshire.

EST 145 Normal series 1932-64. ST = Inverness-shire in Scotland.

CUF 762 Normal series 1932-64. UF = Brighton.

HXC/545 Normal series 1932-64. XC = London County.

BLU/880 Normal series 1932-64. LU = Greater London.

BMG 928 Normal series 1932-64. Motorcycle front plate. MG = Middlesex. Since 1975 front plates for motorcycles are no longer required.

2-CL Normal series 1953-64. Some older plates used hyphens. CL = Norwich.

12 RR Normal series 1953-64. RR denoted Nottinghamshire, but in this case RR = Rolls-Royce and is probably a cherished number.

8669 KC Normal series 1953-64. KC = Liverpool.

2418/DA Normal series 1953-64. DA = Wolverhampton.

4 DXD Normal series 1953-64. XD = London County.

99 HYN Normal series 1953-64. YN = Greater London.

767 XUY Normal series 1953-64. UY = Worcestershire.

767 XUY Close-up of the above.

380 DBP Normal series 1953-64. BP = West Sussex.

790 CMP Normal series 1953-64. MP = Middlesex.

375 YUK Normal series 1953-64. UK = Wolverhampton.

375 YUK Close-up of the above.

361 WYD Normal series 1953-64. YD = Somerset.

602/HYK Normal series 1953-64. YK = Greater London.

796 ALA Normal series 1953-64. Motorcycle front plate. LA = Greater London. Since 1975 front plates for motorcycles are no longer required.

796/ALA Rear plate of the above.

EDE 38C Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. DE = Pembrokeshire in Wales. C = 1.1.1965-31.12.1965. This is actually an "age related registration". It is not the original registration, but one that fits the age of the vehicle.

CWP 86H Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. WP = Worcestershire. H = 1.8.1969- 31.7.1970.

ANC 60A Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. American size. NC = Manchester. The last A = 1.1.1963-31.12.1963.

BUJ/74K Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. UJ = Shropshire. K = 1.8.1971- 31.7.1972.

BUJ/74K Close-up of the above.

CWP/86H Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. WP = Worcestershire. H = 1.8.1969- 31.7.1970.

PWF/97R Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. WF = Sheffield. R = 1.8.1976-31.7.1977. This registration is newer than 1973 so the plates should have been reflective white (front) and yellow (rear).

FHH/36K Normal series 1963-83. Motorcycle. Black plates until 1973. HH = Carlisle. K = 1.8.1971-31.7.1972.

YOD 474K Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. OD = Devon. K = 1.8.1971-31.7.1972.

YOD 474K Close-up of the above.

JHT 646L Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. HT = Bristol. L = 1.8.1972-31.7.1973.

JHT 646L Close-up of the above.

ANM 149H Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. NM = Bedford. H = 1.8.1969- 31.7.1970.

JRO 187K Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. RO = Hertfordshire. K = 1.8.1971- 31.7.1972.

JRO 187K Close-up of the above.

ALY 438Y Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. LY = London, north-west. The last Y = 1.8.1982-31.7.1983. This registration is newer than 1973 so the plates should have been reflective white (front) and yellow (rear).

DEY 885C Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. Made to resemble an American plate. EY = Anglesey in Wales. C = 1.1.1965-31.12.1965.

DEY 885C Close-up of the above.

AHJ/507E Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. HJ = Southend-on-Sea. E = 1.1.1967- 31.7.1967.

AHJ/507E Close-up of the above.

MJH/287H Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. JH = Hertfordshire. The last H = 1.8.1969-31.7.1970.

OGC/135D Normal series 1963-83. Black plates until 1973. American size. GC = Greater London. D = 1.1.1966-31.12.1966.

APO/331/C Normal series 1963-83. Motorcycle. Black plates until 1973. PO = Sussex, West. C = 1.1.1965-31.12.1965.

APO/331/C Close-up of the above.

G 47 Normal series since 1903 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. G denoted Glasgow in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply. This plate could just as well have been from Gibraltar, but I checked the tax disc and spoke to the owner, who claimed the registration was more worth than the car itself.

E 10 Normal series since 1903 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. E denoted Staffordshire, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

FB 1 Normal series since 1903 remade as a cherished number in 2001 onwards style. Front plate. FB denoted Bath, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

FB 1 Close-up of the above.

FB 1 Rear plate of the above

FB 1 Close-up of the above.

MC 48 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. MC denoted Middlesex, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

MC 48 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. MC denoted Middlesex, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

GB 474 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. GB denoted Glasgow in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

SM 125 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. SM denoted Dumfriesshire in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

ED 8718 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. ED denoted Warrington, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

GO 1441 Normal series 1903-64 remade as a cherished number in 2001 onwards style. Rear plate. GO denoted Greater London, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

PBB 1 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. BB denoted Newcastle upon Tyne, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

WSG 1 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. SG denoted Edinburgh in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

NEE 3 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. EE denoted Grimsby, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply. Four years later the rear plate was made in two lines on a new car, see below.

NEE/3 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. EE denoted Grimsby, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply. Four years earlier the rear plate was made in a single line on an older car, see above.

OVO 55 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. VO denoted Nottinghamshire, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

OVO 55 Close-up of the above.

GAP 12 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. AP denoted East Sussex, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

LAG 957 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Front plate. AG denoted Ayrshire in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

NDM 298 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. DM denoted Flintshire in Wales, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

DES/657 Normal series 1932-64 remade as a cherished number in 1973 onwards style. Rear plate. ES denoted Perthshire in Scotland, but for cherished numbers the district coding doesn't apply.

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