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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 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 71216 71167 23.6.18  
Sarpsborg AE 55290 55156 15.6.18 AD
Mysen AJ 88738 88457 2.6.18  
Fredrikstad AS 57149 56889 8.6.18 AR
Moss AY 37507 37337 30.5.18 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 17650 17378 14.6.18 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 83420 83290 17.6.18 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 95064 95000 7.6.18 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 89540 89532 14.6.18  
Oslo DR 51028 50891 16.6.18 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EK 96939 96052 18.6.18 EL
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 61147 61006 2.6.18 FS
GAS GA 11606 11507 22.1.18  
Elverum HB 83432 83282 17.6.18 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 28116 28114 28.2.18 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 12156 12086 9.6.18 HJ
Lillehammer HT 21529 21299 19.6.18 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10317 10312 17.5.18 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 32749 32661 5.5.18  
Gjøvik JD 83076 83006 29.5.18 JC
Fagernes JR 33000 32952 16.2.18  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 28541 28330 25.5.18 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 48120 48023 16.4.18  
Drammen KJ 37671 37080 17.6.18 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 96632 96602 8.6.18  
Horten KZ 65517 65376 26.4.18  
Tønsberg LJ 72394 72299 21.6.18 LH
Larvik LS 90292 90242 11.5.18  
Sandefjord LY 83244 83085 5.5.18  
Skien NF 90232 90108 16.6.18 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974.
Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 74313 74148 16.6.18  
Rjukan PA 21424 21343 16.3.18  
Arendal PD 64069 63515 21.6.18 PC
Setesdal PL 28427 28359 26.7.17  
Kristiansand PR 48226 48210 17.6.18 PN,PP
Mandal PX 64033 63961 10.4.18  
Flekkefjord RA 47593 47545 8.6.18  
Stavanger RL 33196 32741 8.6.18 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 41786 41413 19.6.18 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 88941 88696 19.6.18 SC
Bergen SV 91040 90741 19.6.18 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 31702 31692 14.6.18  
Stord TL 31934 31930 20.6.18  
Odda TS 29236 29230 20.6.18  
Førde TV 93972 93827 11.6.18  
Nordfjordeid UA 37242 37189 20.6.18  
Sogndal UC 31307 31199 13.6.18  
Ålesund UF 80899 80583 20.6.18 UE
Ørsta UN 38125 37892 21.6.18 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde US 10002 UR99941 13.6.18 UR
US 10000 registered 12.6.2018.
Kristiansund UX 69602 69551 30.5.18  
Sunndalsøra VB 15490 15454 27.3.18  
Trondheim VH 97668 97542 9.6.18 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 44419 44156 5.6.18  
Brekstad XA 19510 19380 19.2.18  
Steinkjer XD 88271 88195 28.5.18  
Levanger XK 27758 27230 9.6.18 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 43317 43272 2.4.18  
Namsos XR 66095 65759 20.4.18  
Mosjøen XV 70685 70326 7.6.18 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 70299 70153 7.6.18  
Bodø YF 13995 13187 23.6.18 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 47307 47200 31.12.17  
Harstad ZA 19517 19422 9.6.18 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 53466 53334 8.6.18 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015.
See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 23883 23882 17.5.18 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 47241 46929 15.2.18 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 53621 53546 15.6.18  
Hammerfest ZX 23639 23626 22.6.18  
Lakselv ZZ 27358 27149 20.6.18  
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 and Lars Vollan.
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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