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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 69590 69516 9.6.17  
Sarpsborg AE 51977 51495 8.6.17 AD
Mysen AJ 86414 86379 12.6.17  
Fredrikstad AS 53071 53004 31.5.17 AR
Moss AY 34398 34293 18.6.17 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 12811 12810 3.6.17 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 65516 64664 15.6.17 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 90120 90115 20.6.17 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 85555 85499 19.6.17  
Oslo DR 30800 30676 19.6.17 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EK 43344 43343 16.6.17 EL
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 57570 57512 3.6.17 FS
GAS GA 11336 11305 16.6.17  
Elverum HB 81947 81941 12.5.17 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 27866 27865 3.6.17 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 10344 10316 7.6.17 HJ
Lillehammer HT 19699 19681 27.5.17 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10237 10230 14.6.17 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 32240 32228 25.5.17  
Gjøvik JD 80223 80185 22.6.17 JC
Fagernes JR 32628 32618 10.5.17  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 26285 26218 27.5.17 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 46968 46801 27.5.17  
Drammen KJ 30534 30440 6.6.17 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 94523 94457 15.6.17  
Horten KZ 64609 64555 5.6.17  
Tønsberg LJ 68165 68160 21.6.17 LH
Larvik LS 88467 88404 21.6.17  
Sandefjord LY 81629 81549 21.5.17  
Skien NF 84530 83984 18.6.17 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974.
Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 72374 72320 27.4.17  
Rjukan PA 21209 21140 28.4.17  
Arendal PD 59862 59763 12.6.17 PC
Setesdal PL 28359 28358 2.10.16  
Kristiansand PR 42037 41829 4.6.17 PN,PP
Mandal PX 63093 63027 10.6.17  
Flekkefjord RA 46907 46871 10.5.17  
Stavanger RL 22300 22155 5.6.17 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 40157 40020 5.4.17 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 84802 84647 15.5.17 SC
Bergen SV 82474 82320 17.6.17 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 31048 31047 12.6.17  
Stord TL 31224 31190 27.5.17  
Odda TS 29048 28940 4.6.17  
Førde TV 92319 92239 19.5.17  
Nordfjordeid UA 36546 36455 16.5.17  
Sogndal UC 30694 30630 20.6.17  
Ålesund UF 76402 75581 25.5.17 UE
Ørsta UN 37451 37141 14.5.17 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde UR 97834 97811 9.6.17  
Kristiansund UX 68355 68311 12.5.17  
Sunndalsøra VB 15306 15282 10.5.17  
Trondheim VH 89231 88835 21.6.17 VD,VE,VF
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 19677 19676 8.6.17 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 43392 43365 22.6.17  
Brekstad XA 19322 19313 17.4.17  
Steinkjer XD 87571 87344 25.5.17  
Levanger XK 26619 26600 27.5.17 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 42323 42084 22.6.17  
Namsos XR 64944 64387 19.6.17  
Mosjøen XV 69928 69797 28.3.17 XV 72340 registered in 2011 to a 1972 Dodge Challenger.
FA up to at least 10050 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Mo i Rana YA 69290 69214 7.4.17  
Bodø YF 11804 11490 24.5.17 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23456 23427 26.2.17  
Narvik YN 62463 62460 23.5.17  
Svolvær YT 72810 72718 8.4.17 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
Sortland YU 46761 46375 26.4.17  
Harstad ZA 18150 18140 8.4.17 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 50528 50461 17.6.17 ZE
ZH 50883 registered 12.3.2014.
FC up to at least 10210 registered by mistake since June 2015.
See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 23062 23004 19.5.17 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 12840 12746 20.12.15  
Storslett FK 14203 14159 16.5.17  
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 52432 52362 14.6.17  
Hammerfest ZX 23423 23415 6.6.17  
Lakselv ZZ 25020 24864 9.6.17  
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 and Geir Midtun.
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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