Olav's Highest Sightings of Norwegian License Plates (Number Plates)
Flag of Norway

Highest sightings of
Norwegian license plates

These are highest sightings of normal series plates.
Since 2009 white, green and other colour plates are no longer in separate blocks.
The archive is now updated for end of 2016.

Since 2012 aluminium plates in 2006 style are again used. They are shown in normal lettering.
Plastic plates in 2009 style are shown in bold lettering.
Aluminium plates in 2002 style in italic lettering.
Aluminium plates in 1971 style (reflective since 1982) in underlined lettering.

    Two highest Date Complete
Halden AA 71357 71356 3.8.18  
Sarpsborg AE 55377 55290 28.6.18 AD
Mysen AJ 88950 88870 7.7.18  
Fredrikstad AS 57558 57503 26.6.18 AR
Moss AY 37940 37847 20.7.18 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 18027 17718 3.8.18 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 85104 84472 16.7.18 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 95906 95605 15.8.18 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 90201 90161 11.8.18  
Oslo DR 53483 53181 4.8.18 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EV 14647 14646 16.8.18 EL,EK
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 61518 61187 9.8.18 FS
GAS GA 11606 11507 22.1.18  
Elverum HB 83713 83607 13.8.18 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 28256 28214 9.8.18 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 12404 12324 4.8.18 HJ
Lillehammer HT 21584 21564 6.7.18 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10319 10317 2.7.18 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 32869 32749 1.7.18  
Gjøvik JD 83429 83370 23.7.18 JC
Fagernes JR 33199 33000 29.6.18  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 28601 28545 5.7.18 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 48361 48120 13.7.18  
Drammen KJ 37853 37671 1.7.18 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 97021 96872 6.8.18  
Horten KZ 65685 65658 15.7.18  
Tønsberg LJ 72933 72909 15.8.18 LH
Larvik LS 90857 90786 11.8.18  
Sandefjord LY 83550 83434 10.8.18  
Skien NF 90876 90760 11.8.18 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974.
Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 74602 74313 10.8.18  
Rjukan PA 21496 21424 1.7.18  
Arendal PD 64069 63952 21.6.18 PC
Setesdal PL 28508 28497 14.8.18  
Kristiansand PR 49241 49103 14.8.18 PN,PP
Mandal PX 64473 64033 27.6.18  
Flekkefjord RA 47689 47604 2.7.18  
Stavanger RL 34646 34370 10.8.18 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 41796 41795 15.7.18 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 89323 89258 10.7.18 SC
Bergen SV 92319 92111 16.8.18 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 31826 31726 9.8.18  
Stord TL 32093 31934 2.8.18  
Odda TS 29236 29230 20.6.18  
Førde TV 94250 94113 6.8.18  
Nordfjordeid UA 37242 37189 20.6.18  
Sogndal UC 31400 31307 5.8.18  
Ålesund UF 81328 81325 14.8.18 UE
Ørsta UN 38314 38242 1.7.18 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde US 10299 10295 16.8.18 UR
Kristiansund UX 69602 69551 30.5.18  
Sunndalsøra VB 15550 15514 9.8.18  
Trondheim VH 99228 99065 13.8.18 VD,VE,VF
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 20110 19980 4.6.18 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 44544 44434 21.7.18 VX 44700 issued 18.7.2018.
Brekstad XA 19510 19380 19.2.18  
Steinkjer XD 88271 88195 28.5.18  
Levanger XK 27818 27758 1.7.18 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 43560 43520 7.8.18  
Namsos XR 66278 66095 1.7.18  
Mosjøen XV 70982 70882 10.7.18 XV 72340 registered in 2011 to a 1972 Dodge Challenger.
FA up to at least 10085 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Mo i Rana YA 70376 70335 12.7.18  
Bodø YF 14026 13995 4.7.18 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23658 23520 2.6.18  
Narvik YN 63425 63173 16.5.18  
Svolvær YT 73523 73361 8.3.18 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
YT 74142 registered in 2017 to a 1974 Volvo 142.
Sortland YU 47490 47307 6.7.18  
Harstad ZA 19517 19422 9.6.18 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 53842 53800 14.7.18 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015.
See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 24009 23883 6.7.18 ZF
Square ZD 99069 in 2002-style registered 15.7.2004.
Finnsnes issued from ZD 10000 to 10010 from 27.11.2001, probably by mistake. After reaching ZF 99999 in May 2004, ZD continued. EX up to at least 10006 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Svalbard ZN 13032 12960 10.10.17  
Storslett FK 14242 14226 29.12.17  
Vadsø ZP 47291 47241 30.7.18 FR up to at least 10029 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23605 23521 8.4.18 EY up to at least 10009 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 53737 53670 21.7.18  
Hammerfest ZX 23639 23626 22.6.18  
Lakselv ZZ 27557 27437 27.7.18  
Thanks to the following for contributing in 2018: Cato Stenmark, Vegar Norheim, Johan Xt Olsen, Stig Carlsson, Jon Arild Skedsmo, Tore Fagerli, Lars Aage Svendsen, Harald Johansen, Øystein Haaland, Lars Vermundsberget, Frode Samuelsen, Jens Hanem, Helge Fjelltun, Geir Arild Hustad, Rolf J. Eide, Anders Lien, Kim Håvard Andersen, Stein Arild Berg, Erik Einum, Terje Kristiansen, Lars Ihle, Lasse Johnsen, Morten Westergren, Lars Vollan, Thomas Hvesser, Terje Fykse, Kurt Leuthold and David Carter.
Harstad (YZ) jumped from 45925 to 89920 because of a new computer system. Similar situations occured in Setesdal (PL), Stavanger (RH/RJ), Mosjøen (XV), Mo i Rana (YA), Fauske (YK), Svolvær (YT), Tromsø (ZE), Finnsnes (ZF), Storslett (FK), Vadsø (ZP) and Kirkenes (ZS). Skien (NE) skipped around 30 000, Steinkjer (XD) around 3000, Stjørdal (XN) around 4000 and Narvik (YN) around 4000 numbers previously reserved for green plates.

Since October 2001 a new centralized computer system is in use. The use of large separate blocks of numbers for green plates has been abandoned and all issues have jumped ahead to the
highest series. For example Harstad jumped ahead from YZ 45924 to the end of YZ 89900.


Have you seen any higher? Contact Olavsplates and I will include them in the list.

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional