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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 2018.

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 72700 72653 4.9.19  
Sarpsborg AE 58572 58017 14.9.19 AD
Mysen AJ 90824 90718 31.8.19  
Fredrikstad AS 60848 60627 14.8.19 AR
Moss AY 40265 40243 27.8.19 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 22026 21805 18.8.19 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BU 10376 10133 13.9.19 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS,BT
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CH 10643 10633 14.9.19 CC,CE,CF
Jessheim CV 94082 94077 14.9.19  
Oslo DR 72474 71183 12.9.19 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EV 96581 95500 12.9.19 EL,EK
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 64833 64591 14.9.19 FS
GAS GA 12059 12026 7.8.19  
Elverum HB 85017 84869 14.9.19 FZ up to 10080 (green) registered by mistake June-November 2015.
Tynset HF 28567 28566 10.8.19 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 14111 14070 17.9.19 HJ
Lillehammer HT 23298 23088 6.9.19 HS
FB up to 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake in June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10412 10411 16.4.19 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 33426 33383 22.8.19  
Gjøvik JD 86214 86213 9.8.19 JC
Fagernes JR 33669 33555 6.8.19  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 30814 30710 25.8.19 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 50015 49850 6.9.19  
Drammen KJ 44284 44133 14.9.19 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 99078 99033 27.8.19  
Horten KZ 66295 66216 22.7.19  
Tønsberg LJ 76507 76484 4.9.19 LH
Larvik LS 92260 92245 29.8.19  
Sandefjord LY 85021 84913 14.8.19  
Skien NF 95208 95098 25.7.19 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974. Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 76016 75911 5.9.19  
Rjukan PA 21687 21646 19.4.19  
Arendal PD 67038 66837 10.9.19 PC
Setesdal PL 28575 28533 10.7.19  
Kristiansand PR 54659 54184 27.8.19 PN,PP
Mandal PX 65754 65324 27.8.19  
Flekkefjord RA 48134 48133 2.8.19  
Stavanger RL 43542 42768 11.9.19 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 42926 42876 3.9.19 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 92778 92769 2.8.19 SC
Bergen SV 99731 99682 16.9.19 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 32321 32314 29.8.19  
Stord TL 32718 32701 30.6.19  
Odda TS 29563 29531 4.9.19  
Førde TV 95601 95505 6.7.19  
Nordfjordeid UA 38236 38219 18.8.19  
Sogndal UC 31933 31932 16.8.19  
Ålesund UF 85035 84946 1.8.19 UE
Ørsta UN 38890 38838 12.7.19 BB up to 10091 registered by mistake June-November 2015.
Molde US 12116 11918 2.9.19 UR
Kristiansund UX 70919 70689 31.8.19  
Sunndalsøra VB 15687 15684 11.7.19  
Trondheim VJ 16898 16781 16.9.19 VD,VE,VF,VH
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 20514 20459 15.8.19 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 45784 45583 17.9.19  
Brekstad XA 19749 19730 16.4.19  
Steinkjer XD 89273 89097 22.6.19  
Levanger XK 28542 28511 22.6.19 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 44567 44550 6.8.19  
Namsos XR 67836 67623 22.7.19  
Mosjøen XV 71360 71347 11.6.19 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 71355 71190 23.8.19  
Bodø YF 15855 15707 9.8.19 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23835 23824 23.5.19  
Narvik YN 64520 64380 15.8.19  
Svolvær YT 74283 74278 18.6.19 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
YT 74142 registered in 2017 to a 1974 Volvo 142.
Sortland YU 48302 48287 14.7.19  
Harstad ZA 20481 20340 20.8.19 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 57002 56827 29.8.19 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015. See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 25092 25057 28.8.19 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 13128 13032 14.12.18  
Storslett FK 14385 14367 13.2.19  
Vadsø ZP 47663 47607 7.7.19 FR up to at least 10029 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23954 23844 7.6.19 EY up to at least 10011 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 54563 54361 20.6.19  
Hammerfest ZX 24084 24055 15.8.19  
Lakselv ZZ 29479 29416 8.8.19  
Thanks to the following for contributing in 2019: Erik Einum, Lars Ihle, Helge Fjelltun, Vegar Norheim, Stig Carlsson, Stein Arild Berg, Geir Arild Hustad, Jens Ståle Hanem, Jon Arild Skedsmo, Cato Stenmark, Lars Vermundsberget, Geir Midtun, Arne Meyer, Johan Xt. Olsen, Lars Vollan, Kim Håvard Andersen, Frode Samuelsen, Harald Johansen, Alf-Tore Kirkeli, Arild Gill, Anders Lien, Tore Fagerli, Lars Aage Svendsen, Øyvind Taraldset Sørensen, Philipp Walser, John Harrison, Tor-Magnus Lundeby, Thomas Hvesser, Sondre Martin Pettersen and Jonas Jørstad.
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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