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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 70254 70231 15.11.17  
Sarpsborg AE 53214 53032 21.10.17 AD
Mysen AJ 87332 87272 21.10.17  
Fredrikstad AS 55070 54732 10.11.17 AR
Moss AY 35780 35744 16.11.17 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 14653 14600 19.10.17 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 71814 71713 6.11.17 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 92000 91941 30.10.17 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 87186 87179 11.11.17  
Oslo DR 39513 38752 15.11.17 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EK 62671 61663 29.10.17 EL
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 58859 58725 15.10.17 FS
GAS GA 11507 11505 18.9.17  
Elverum HB 82417 82362 30.8.17 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 27975 27866 18.8.17 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 11055 11011 16.11.17 HJ
Lillehammer HT 20412 20329 30.10.17 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10239 10237 21.8.17 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 32517 32511 31.10.17  
Gjøvik JD 81528 80914 16.11.17 JC
Fagernes JR 32812 32694 10.9.17  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 27418 27417 28.10.17 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 47433 47114 26.9.17  
Drammen KJ 33144 33109 27.10.17 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 95464 95459 30.10.17  
Horten KZ 65034 64928 30.8.17  
Tønsberg LJ 69767 69627 30.10.17 LH
Larvik LS 89369 89363 17.11.17  
Sandefjord LY 82184 82146 10.9.17  
Skien NF 86938 86668 2.11.17 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974.
Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 73336 73273 1.11.17  
Rjukan PA 21314 21305 26.10.17  
Arendal PD 61426 60997 6.10.17 PC
Setesdal PL 28427 28359 26.7.17  
Kristiansand PR 44068 43484 13.10.17 PN,PP
Mandal PX 63415 63410 19.9.17  
Flekkefjord RA 47200 47177 7.8.17  
Stavanger RL 26431 26281 8.11.17 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 40700 40468 27.7.17 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 86084 86079 17.9.17 SC
Bergen SV 85885 85626 17.11.17 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 31317 31290 14.11.17  
Stord TL 31422 31308 19.9.17  
Odda TS 29048 28985 4.6.17  
Førde TV 93096 92778 30.10.17  
Nordfjordeid UA 36863 36819 21.9.17  
Sogndal UC 30961 30960 31.10.17  
Ålesund UF 78140 78056 3.11.17 UE
Ørsta UN 37542 37511 16.10.17 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde UR 98766 98703 7.11.17  
Kristiansund UX 68980 68889 4.11.17  
Sunndalsøra VB 15425 15397 9.11.17  
Trondheim VH 92785 92559 15.11.17 VD,VE,VF
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 19901 19802 30.10.17 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 43967 43726 10.11.17  
Brekstad XA 19380 19322 30.8.17  
Steinkjer XD 87709 87571 30.8.17  
Levanger XK 26681 26647 9.8.17 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 42639 42584 1.8.17  
Namsos XR 65150 65143 26.7.17  
Mosjøen XV 70326 70284 5.8.17 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 69613 69570 25.9.17  
Bodø YF 12551 12164 4.11.17 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23520 23517 30.6.17  
Narvik YN 63025 62765 4.11.17  
Svolvær YT 73092 73086 9.11.17 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
YT 74142 registered in 2017 to a 1974 Volvo 142.
Sortland YU 47009 46899 10.8.17  
Harstad ZA 18490 18453 25.8.17 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 51704 51577 10.11.17 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015.
See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 23298 23188 10.8.17 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 12857 10.10.17  
Storslett FK 14222 14221 15.7.17  
Vadsø ZP 46929 46799 15.5.17 FR up to at least 10029 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23451 23379 14.6.17 EY up to at least 10009 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 52881 52744 17.11.17  
Hammerfest ZX 23489 23423 21.10.17  
Lakselv ZZ 26076 25977 21.10.17  
Thanks to the following for contributing in 2017: Jon Arild Skedsmo, Cato Stenmark, Harald Johansen, Geir Arild Hustad, Frode Samuelsen, Anders Lien, Lars Ihle, Vegar Norheim, Alf-Tore Kirkeli, Helge Fjelltun, Johan Xt. Olsen, Stein Arild Berg, Stig Carlsson, Lars Aage Svendsen, Thomas Hvesser, Jens Hanem, Tore Fagerli, Morten Westergren, Lars Vermundsberget, Kim Andersen, Øyvind Haaland, Erik Einum, Terje Kristiansen, Dag, Rolf J. Eide, Lasse Johnsen, Geir Midtun 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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