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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 2017.

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 71577 71576 5.10.18  
Sarpsborg AE 56179 56178 12.10.18 AD
Mysen AJ 89103 89085 2.9.18  
Fredrikstad AS 58663 58359 11.10.18 AR
Moss AY 38480 38394 20.9.18 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 19003 18437 17.10.18 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 88683 87968 9.10.18 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 96414 96296 30.9.18 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 90935 90707 29.9.18  
Oslo DR 56615 56257 18.10.18 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EV 27727 27725 20.10.18 EL,EK
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 61626 61518 17.8.18 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 12568 12567 22.9.18 HJ
Lillehammer HT 21812 21608 11.10.18 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10389 10329 4.10.18 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 33061 33060 19.9.18  
Gjøvik JD 83759 83628 19.8.18 JC
Fagernes JR 33256 33199 30.8.18  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 28791 28643 19.8.18 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 48733 48632 2.10.18  
Drammen KJ 39403 39287 14.9.18 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 97443 97244 26.9.18  
Horten KZ 65685 65666 15.7.18  
Tønsberg LJ 73523 73355 12.10.18 LH
Larvik LS 90857 90786 11.8.18  
Sandefjord LY 83734 83550 19.8.18  
Skien NF 91658 91297 3.10.18 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974. Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 74745 74647 15.10.18  
Rjukan PA 21557 21536 7.9.18  
Arendal PD 64511 64069 17.9.18 PC
Setesdal PL 28508 28497 14.8.18  
Kristiansand PR 50000 49241 17.9.18 PN,PP
Mandal PX 64743 64475 4.10.18  
Flekkefjord RA 47702 47689 6.10.18  
Stavanger RL 35745 35368 20.9.18 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 90014 89323 6.9.18 SC
Bergen SV 93431 93399 16.10.18 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 31869 31856 5.10.18  
Stord TL 32093 31962 2.8.18  
Odda TS 29283 29236 16.8.18  
Førde TV 94250 94113 6.8.18  
Nordfjordeid UA 37277 37242 10.9.18  
Sogndal UC 31400 31333 5.8.18  
Ålesund UF 81767 81549 1.9.18 UE
Ørsta UN 38343 38314 1.9.18 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde US 10530 10510 20.10.18 UR
Kristiansund UX 70047 70012 29.9.18  
Sunndalsøra VB 15569 15551 15.8.18  
Trondheim VJ 10227 10098 11.10.18 VD,VE,VF,VH
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 20213 20163 8.9.18 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 44906 44610 13.9.18 VX 44700 issued 18.7.2018.
Brekstad XA 19510 19380 19.2.18  
Steinkjer XD 88530 88529 30.8.18  
Levanger XK 27859 27818 20.8.18 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 43591 43560 19.8.18  
Namsos XR 66531 66443 19.8.18  
Mosjøen XV 71012 70982 20.8.18 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 70617 70566 6.9.18  
Bodø YF 14194 14150 30.8.18 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23776 23730 19.8.18  
Narvik YN 63728 63720 23.8.18  
Svolvær YT 73660 73657 25.8.18 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
YT 74142 registered in 2017 to a 1974 Volvo 142.
Sortland YU 47609 47490 23.8.18  
Harstad ZA 19524 19517 23.8.18 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 54334 54240 19.9.18 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015. See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 24009 23952 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 14297 14285 21.8.18  
Vadsø ZP 47291 47241 30.7.18 FR up to at least 10029 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23736 23649 28.8.18 EY up to at least 10009 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 53832 53826 31.8.18  
Hammerfest ZX 23719 23676 29.9.18  
Lakselv ZZ 28061 27904 13.10.18  
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, David Carter and Øyvind Taraldset Sørensen.
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.


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