U.K. and R.O.I. Vehicle Registration Marks

Pre-2001 U.K. and R.O.I. Civilian Vehicle Registration Marks take the following forms: a n n a a nn nn a a nnn nnn a a nnnn nnnn a aa n n aa aa nn nn aa aa nnn nnn aa aa nnnn nnnn aa baa n n baa baa nn nn baa baa nnn nnn baa baa nc cn baa baa nnc cnn baa baa nnnc cnnn baa nnn D nnn - special diplomatic registration nnn X nnn - special embassy staff registration - where a or aa is the Regional Identifier, n.. is a serial number, b is a serial letter (excluding I, Q, Z) and c is the Year Letter. Some R.O.I., Northern Ireland and Channel Island registrations contain more digits than in the pattern above and some Channel Island registrations are merely numeric. Isle of Man Year Letters with baa = MAN are merely serials. Lists of pre-2001 Regional Identifiers and Year Letters follow below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Regional Identifiers (location of first registration): N.B: this system was discontinued in R.O.I. from 1987; a separate list follows below for the post-1987 R.O.I. system. `Post-War' system (1949) `Old' system (1962) `New' system (1974-2001) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A London London AA Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Bournemouth AB Worcestershire Worcestershire Worcester AC Warwickshire Warwickshire Coventry AD Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Gloucester AE Bristol Bristol Bristol AF Cornwall Cornwall (except RAF) Truro AG Ayrshire Ayrshire Kingston-upon-Hull AH Norfolk Norfolk Norwich AI Meath Meath AJ Yorkshire N Yorkshire N Middlesbrough AK Bradford Bradford Sheffield AL Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Nottingham AM Wiltshire Wiltshire Swindon AN West Ham West Ham (MAN: Isle of Man) Reading (MAN: Isle of Man) AO Cumberland Cumberland Carlisle AP Sussex E Sussex E Brighton AR Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Chelmsford AS Nairn Nairn Inverness AT Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull AU Nottingham Nottingham Nottingham AV Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire Peterborough AW Shropshire Shropshire Shrewsbury AX Monmouthshire Monmouthshire Cardiff AY Leicestershire Leicestershire Leicester AY Alderney Alderney AZ Belfast Belfast Belfast B Lancashire Lancashire BA Salford Salford Manchester BB Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne BC Leicester Leicester Leicester BD Northamptonshire Northamptonshire Northampton BE Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincoln BF Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent BG Birkenhead Birkenhead Liverpool BH Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire Luton BI Monaghan Monaghan BJ Suffolk E Suffolk E Ipswich BK Portsmouth Portsmouth Portsmouth BL Berkshire Berkshire Reading BM Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Luton BN Bolton Bolton Manchester BO Cardiff Cardiff Cardiff BP Sussex W Sussex W Portsmouth BR Sunderland Sunderland Newcastle-upon-Tyne BS Orkney Orkney Aberdeen BT Yorkshire E Yorkshire E Leeds BU Oldham Oldham Manchester BV Blackburn Blackburn Preston BW Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Oxford BX Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire Haverfordwest BY Croydon Croydon London NW BZ Down Down Belfast C Yorkshire W Yorkshire W CA Denbighshire Denbighshire Chester CB Blackburn Blackburn Manchester CC Caernarvonshire Caernarvonshire Bangor CD Brighton Brighton Brighton CE Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire Peterborough CF Suffolk W Suffolk W Reading CG Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Bournemouth CH Derby Derby Nottingham CI Leix Laoighis Laois CJ Herefordshire Herefordshire Gloucester CK Preston Preston Preston CL Norwich Norwich Norwich CM Birkenhead Birkenhead Liverpool CN Gateshead Gateshead Newcastle-upon-Tyne CO Plymouth Plymouth Exeter CP Halifax Halifax Huddersfield CR Southampton Southampton Portsmouth CS Ayrshire Ayrshire Glasgow CT Lincolnshire (Kesteven) Lincolnshire (Kesteven) Lincoln CU South Shields South Shields Newcastle-upon-Tyne CV Cornwall Cornwall Truro CW Burnley Burnley Preston CX Huddersfield Huddersfield Huddersfield CY Swansea Swansea Swansea CZ Belfast Belfast D Kent Kent DA Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Birmingham DB Stockport Stockport Manchester DC Middlesbrough Middlesbrough Middlesbrough DD Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Gloucester DE Pembrokeshire Pembrokeshire Haverfordwest DF Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Gloucester DG Gloucestershire Gloucestershire Gloucester DH Walsall Walsall Dudley DI Roscommon Roscommon DJ St Helens St Helens Liverpool DK Rochdale Rochdale Manchester DL Isle of Wight Isle of Wight Portsmouth DM Flintshire Flintshire Chester DN York York Leeds DO Lincolnshire (Holland) Lincolnshire (Holland) Lincoln DP Reading Reading Reading DR Plymouth Plymouth Exeter DS Peeblesshire Peeblesshire Glasgow DT Doncaster Doncaster Sheffield DU Coventry Coventry Coventry DV Devon Devon Exeter DW Newport (Mon) Newport (Mon) Cardiff DX Ipswich Ipswich Ipswich DY Hastings Hastings Brighton DZ Antrim Antrim Belfast E Staffordshire Staffordshire EA West Bromwich West Bromwich Dudley EB Isle of Ely Isle of Ely Peterborough EC Westmorland Westmorland Preston ED Warrington Warrington Liverpool EE Grimsby Grimsby Lincoln EF West Hartlepool West Hartlepool Middlesbrough EG Soke of Peterborough Soke of Peterborough Peterborough EH Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent EI Sligo Sligo EJ Cardiganshire Cardiganshire Haverfordwest EK Wigan Wigan Liverpool EL Bournemouth Bournemouth Bournemouth EM Bootle Bootle Liverpool EN Bury Bury Manchester EO Barrow-in-Furness Barrow-in-Furness Preston EP Montgomeryshire Montgomeryshire Swansea ER Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire Peterborough ES Perthshire Perthshire Dundee ET Rotherham Rotherham Sheffield EU Brecknockshire Brecknockshire Bristol EV Essex Essex Chelmsford EW Huntingdonshire Huntingdonshire Peterborough EX Great Yarmouth Great Yarmouth Norwich EY Anglesey Anglesey Bangor EZ Belfast Belfast F Essex Essex FA Burton-on-Trent Burton-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent FB Bath Bath Bristol FC Oxford Oxford Oxford FD Dudley Dudley Dudley FE Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln FF Merionethshire Merionethshire Bangor FG Fife Fife Brighton FH Gloucester Gloucester Gloucester FI Tipperary Tipperary FJ Exeter Exeter Exeter FK Worcester Worcester Dudley FL Soke of Peterborough Soke of Peterborough Peterborough FM Chester Chester Chester FN Canterbury Canterbury Maidstone FO Radnorshire Radnorshire Gloucester FP Rutland Rutland Leicester FR Blackpool Blackpool Preston FS Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh FT Tynemouth Tynemouth Newcastle-upon-Tyne FU Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincoln FV Blackpool Blackpool Preston FW Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincolnshire (Lindsey) Lincoln FX Dorset Dorset Bournemouth FY Southport Southport Liverpool FZ Belfast Belfast G Glasgow Glasgow GA Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow GB Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow GC London London London SW GD Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow GE Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow GF London London London SW GG Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow GH London London London SW GJ London London London SW GK London London London SW GL Bath Bath Truro GM Motherwell and Wishaw Motherwell and Wishaw Reading GN London London London SW GO London London London SW GP London London London SW GR Sunderland Sunderland Newcastle-upon-Tyne GS Perthshire Perthshire Luton GT London London London SW GU London London London SE GV Suffolk W Suffolk W Ipswich GW London London London SE GX London London London SE GY London London London SE GZ Belfast H Middlesex Middlesex HA Smethwick Smethwick Dudley HB Merthyr Tydfil Merthyr Tydfil Cardiff HC Eastbourne Eastbourne Brighton HD Dewsbury Dewsbury Huddersfield HE Barnsley Barnsley Sheffield HF Wallasey Wallasey Liverpool HG Burnley Burnley Preston HH Carlisle Carlisle Carlisle HI Tipperary Tipperary HJ Southend Southend Chelmsford HK Essex Essex Chelmsford HL Wakefield Wakefield Sheffield HM East Ham East Ham London C HN Darlington Darlington Middlesbrough HO Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Bournemouth HP Coventry Coventry Coventry HR Wiltshire Wiltshire Swindon HS Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Glasgow HT Bristol Bristol Bristol HU Bristol Bristol Bristol HV East Ham East Ham London C HW Bristol Bristol Bristol HX Middlesex Middlesex London C HY Bristol Bristol Bristol HZ Tyrone IA Antrim Antrim Belfast IB Armagh Armagh Belfast IC Carlow Carlow ID Cavan Cavan IE Clare Clare IF Cork (County) Cork (County) IG Fermanagh IH Donegal Donegal IJ Down Down Belfast IK Dublin (County) City and County of Dublin IL Fermanagh Fermanagh Belfast IM Galway Galway IN Kerry Kerry IO Kildare Kildare IP Kilkenny Kilkenny IR Offaly Offaly IT Leitrim Leitrim IU Limerick Limerick IW Londonderry County Londonderry Belfast IX Longford Longford IY Louth Louth IZ Mayo Mayo J Durham (County) Durham (County) J Jersey Jersey JA Stockport Stockport Manchester JB Berkshire Berkshire Reading JC Caernarvonshire Caernarvonshire Bangor JD West Ham West Ham London C JE Isle of Ely Isle of Ely Peterborough JF Leicester Leicester Leicester JG Canterbury Canterbury Maidstone JH Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Reading JI Tyrone Tyrone Belfast JJ London London Maidstone JK Eastbourne Eastbourne Brighton JL Lincolnshire (Holland) Lincolnshire (Holland) Lincoln JM Westmorland Westmorland Reading JN Southend Southend Chelmsford JO Oxford Oxford Oxford JP Wigan Wigan Liverpool JR Northumberland Northumberland Newcastle-upon-Tyne JS Ross and Cromarty Ross and Cromarty Inverness JT Dorset Dorset Bournemouth JU Leicestershire Leicestershire Leicester JV Grimsby Grimsby Lincoln JW Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Birmingham JX Halifax Halifax Huddersfield JY Plymouth Plymouth Exeter JZ Down K Loverpool Liverpool KA Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool KB Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool KC Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool KD Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool KE Kent Kent Maidstone KF Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool KG Cardiff Cardiff Cardiff KH Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull KI Waterford Waterford KJ Kent Kent Maidstone KK Kent Kent Maidstone KL Kent Kent Maidstone KM Kent Kent Maidstone KN Kent Kent Maidstone KO Kent Kent Maidstone KP Kent Kent Maidstone KR Kent Kent Maidstone KS Roxburghshire Roxburghshire Edinburgh KT Kent Kent Maidstone KU Bradford Bradford Sheffield KV Coventry Coventry Coventry KW Bradford Bradford Sheffield KX Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire Luton KY Bradford Bradford Sheffield KZ Antrim L Glamorganshire Glamorganshire LA London London London NW LB London London London NW LC London London London NW LD London London London NW LE London London London NW LF London London London NW LG Cheshire Cheshire Chester LH London London London NW LI West Meath Westmeath LJ Bournemouth Bournemouth Bournemouth LK London London London NW LL London London London NW LM London London London NW LN London London London NW LO London London London NW LP London London London NW LR London London London NW LS Selkirkshire Selkirkshire Edinburgh LT London London London NW LU London London London NW LV Liverpool Liverpool Liverpool LW London London London NW LX London London London NW LY London London London NW LZ Armagh M Cheshire Cheshire MA Cheshire Cheshire Chester MB Cheshire Cheshire Chester MC Middlesex Middlesex London NE MD Middlesex Middlesex London NE ME Middlesex Middlesex London NE MF Middlesex Middlesex London NE MG Middlesex Middlesex London NE MH Middlesex Middlesex London NE MI Wexford Wexford MJ Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Luton MK Middlesex Middlesex London NE ML Middlesex Middlesex London NE MM Middlesex Middlesex London NE MN Isle of Man Isle of Man Isle of Man MO Berkshire Berkshire Reading MP Middlesex Middlesex London NE MR Wiltshire Wiltshire Swindon MS Stirlingshire Stirlingshire Edinburgh MT Middlesex Middlesex London NE MU Middlesex Middlesex London NE MV Middlesex Middlesex London SE MW Wiltshire Wiltshire Swindon MX Middlesex Middlesex London SE MY Middlesex Middlesex London SE MZ Belfast N Manchester Manchester NA Manchester Manchester Manchester NB Manchester Manchester Manchester NC Manchester Manchester Manchester ND Manchester Manchester Manchester NE Manchester Manchester Manchester NF Manchester Manchester Manchester NG Norfolk Norfolk Norwich NH Northampton Northampton Northampton NI Wicklow Wicklow (QNI: indeterminate age and kit cars) NJ Sussex E Sussex E Brighton NK Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Luton NL Northumberland Northumberland Newcastle-upon-Tyne NM Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Luton NN Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Nottingham NO Essex Essex Chelmsford NP Worcestershire Worcestershire Worcester NR Leicestershire Leicestershire Leicester NS Sutherland Sutherland Glasgow NT Shropshire Shropshire Shrewsbury NU Derbyshire Derbyshire Nottingham NV Northamptonshire Northamptonshire Northampton NW Leeds Leeds Leeds NX Warwickshire Warwickshire Dudley NY Glamorganshire Glamoghanshire Cardiff NZ Londonderry O Birmingham Birmingham OA Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OB Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OC Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OD Devon Devon Exeter OE Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OF Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OG Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OH Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OI Belfast Belfast Belfast OJ Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OK Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OL Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OM Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham ON Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OO Essex Chelmsford OP Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OR Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Portsmouth OS Wigtownshire Wigtownshire Glasgow OT Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Portsmouth OU Hampshire (Southampton) Hampshire Bristol OV Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OW Southampton Southampton Portsmouth OX Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham OY Croydon Croydon London NW OZ Belfast P Surrey Surrey PA Surrey Surrey Guildford PB Surrey Surrey Guildford PC Surrey Surrey Guildford PD Surrey Surrey Guildford PE Surrey Surrey Guildford PF Surrey Surrey Guildford PG Surrey Surrey Guildford PH Surrey Surrey Guildford PI Cork Cork PJ Surrey Surrey Guildford PK Surrey Surrey Guildford PL Surrey Surrey Guildford PM Sussex E Sussex E Guildford PN Sussex E Sussex E Brighton PO Sussex W (GPO: London) Sussex W (GPO: London) Portsmouth PP Buckinghamshire Buckinghamshire Luton PR Dorset Dorset Bournemouth PS Shetland Shetland Aberdeen PT Durham (County) Durham (County) Newcastle-upon-Tyne PU Essex Essex Chelmsford PV Ipswich Ipswich Ipswich PW Norfolk Norfolk Norwich PX Sussex W Sussex W Portsmouth PY Yorkshire N Yorkshire N Middlesbrough PZ Belfast QA London (temporary import) London (temporary import) QB London (temporary import) QC London (temporary import) London (temporary import) QD London (temporary import) QE London (temporary import) QF London (temporary import) QG London (temporary import) QH London (temporary import) QJ London (temporary import) QK London (temporary import) QL London (temporary import) QM London (temporary import) QN London (temporary import) QP London (temporary import) QQ London (temporary import) London (temporary import) QS London (temporary import) London (temporary import) R Derbyshire Derbyshire RA Derbyshire Derbyshire Nottingham RB Derbyshire Derbyshire Nottingham RC Derby Derby Nottingham RD Reading Reading Reading RE Staffordshire Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent RF staffordshire Staffordshire Stoke-on-Trent RG Aberdeen Aberdeen Newcastle-upon-Tyne RH Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull Kingston-upon-Hull RI Dublin City and County of Dublin RJ Salford Salford Manchester RK Croydon Croydon London NW RL Cornwall Cornwall Truro RM Cumberland Cumberland Carlisle RN Preston Preston Preston RO Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Luton RP Northamptonshire Northamptonshire Northampton RR Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Nottingham RS Aberdeen Aberdeen Aberdeen RT Suffolk E Suffolk E Ipswich RU Bournemouth Bournemouth Bournemouth RV Portsmouth Portsmouth Portsmouth RW Coventry Coventry Coventry RX Berkshire Berkshire Reading RY Leicester Leicester Leicester RZ Antrim S Edinburgh Edinburgh SA Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire Aberdeen SB Argyllshire Argyllshire Glasgow SC Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh SD Ayrshire Ayrshire Glasgow SE Banffshire Banffshire Aberdeen SF Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh SG Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh SH Berwickshire Berwickshire Edinburgh SJ Bute Bute Glasgow SK Caithness Caithness Inverness SL Clackmannanshire Clackmannanshire Dundee SM Dumfriesshire Dumfriesshire Carlisle SN Dunbartonshire (USN: London) Dunbartonshire (USN: London) Dundee SO Morayshire Morayshire Aberdeen SP Fife Fife Dundee SR Angus Angus Dundee SS East Lothian East Lothian Aberdeen ST Inverness-shire Inverness-shire Inverness SU Kincardineshire Kincardineshire Glasgow SV Kinross-shire Kinross-shire SW Kirkcudbrightshire Kirkcudbrightshire Carlisle SX West Lothian West Lothian Edinburgh SY Midlothian Midlothian SZ Down T Devon Devon TA Devon Devon Exeter TB Lancashire Lancashire Liverpool TC Lancashire Lancashire Bristol TD Lancashire Lancashire Manchester TE Lancashire Lancashire Manchester TF Lancashire Lancashire Reading TG Glamorganshire Glamorganshire Cardiff TH Carmarthenshire Carmarthenshire Swansea TI Limerick Limerick TJ Lancashire Lancashire Liverpool TK Dorset Dorset Exeter TL Lincolnshire (Kesteven) Lincolnshire (Kesteven) Lincoln TM Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Luton TN Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne TO Nottingham Nottingham Nottingham TP Portsmouth Portsmouth Portsmouth TR Southampton Southampton Portsmouth TS Dundee Dundee Dundee TT Devon Devon Exeter TU Cheshire Cheshire Chester TV Nottingham Nottingham Nottingham TW Essex Essex Chelmsford TX Glamorganshire Glamorganshire Cardiff TY Northumberland Northumberland Newcastle-upon-Tyne TZ Belfast (LTZ: London) U Leeds Leeds UA Leeds Leeds Leeds UB Leeds Leeds Leeds UC London London London C UD Oxfordshire Oxfordshire Oxford UE Warwickshire Warwickshire Dudley UF Brighton Brighton Brighton UG Leeds Leeds Leeds UH Cardiff Cardiff Cardiff UI Londonderry Londonderry Belfast UJ Shropshire Shropshire Shrewsbury UK Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Birmingham UL London London London C UM Leeds Leeds Leeds UN Denbighshire Denbighshire Exeter UO Devon Devon Exeter UP Durham (County) Durham (County) Newcastle-upon-Tyne UR Hertfordshire Hertfordshire Luton US Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow UT Leicestershire Leicestershire Leicester UU London London London C UV London London London C UW London London London C UX Shropshire Shropshire Shrewsbury UY Worcestershire Worcestershire Worcester UZ Belfast V Lanarkshire Lanarkshire VA Lanarkshire Lanarkshire Peterborough VB Croydon Croydon Maidstone VC Coventry Coventry Coventry VD Lanarkshire Lanarkshire VE Cambridgeshire Cambridgeshire Peterborough VF Norfolk Norfolk Norwich VG Norwich Norwich Norwich VH Huddersfield Huddersfield Huddersfield VJ Herefordshire Herefordshire Gloucester VK Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne Newcastle-upon-Tyne VL Lincoln Lincoln Lincoln VM Manchester Manchester Manchester VN Yorkshire N Yorkshire N Middlesbrough VO Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire Nottingham VP Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham VR Manchester Manchester Manchester VS Greenock Greenock Luton VT Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent Stoke-on-Trent VU Manchester Manchester Manchester VV Northampton Northampton Northampton VW Essex Essex Chelmsford VX Essex Essex Chelmsford VY York York Leeds VZ Tyrone W Sheffield Sheffield WA Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield WB Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield WC Essex Chelmsford WD Warwickshire Warwickshire Dudley WE Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield WF Yorkshire E Yorkshire E Sheffield WG Stirlingshire Stirlingshire Sheffield WH Bolton Bolton Manchester WI Waterford Waterford WJ Sheffield Sheffield Sheffield WK Coventry Coventry Coventry WL Oxford Oxford Oxford WM Southport Southport Liverpool WN Swansea Swansea Swansea WO Monmouthshire Monmouthshire Cardiff WP Worcestershire Worcestershire Worcester WR Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WS Edinburgh Edinburgh Bristol WT Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WU Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WV Wiltshire Wiltshire Brighton WW Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WX Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WY Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds WZ Belfast X Northumberland Northumberland XA London London XB London London XC London London XD London London XE London London XF London London XG Middlesbrough Middlesbrough XH London London XI Belfast Belfast Belfast XJ Manchester Manchester XK London London XL London London XM London London XN London London XO London London XP London London XR London London XS Paisley Paisley XT London London XU London London XV London London XW London London XX London London XY London London XZ Armagh Y Somerset Somerset YA Somerset Somerset Taunton YB Somerset Somerset Taunton YC Somerset Somerset Taunton YD Somerset Somerset Taunton YE London London London C YF London London London C YG Yorkshire W Yorkshire W Leeds YH London London London C YI Dublin City and County of Dublin YJ Dundee Dundee Brighton YK London London London C YL London London London C YM London London London C YN London London London C YO London London London C YP London London London C YR London London London C YS Glasgow Glasgow Glasgow YT London London London C YU London London London C YV London London London C YW London London London C YX London London London C YY London London London C YZ County Londonderry Z Dublin County City and County of Dublin ZA Dublin City and County of Dublin ZB Cork (County) ZC Dublin City and County of Dublin ZD City and County of Dublin ZE City and County of Dublin ZF Cork (Borough) ZH City and County of Dublin ZI Dublin City and County of Dublin ZJ City and County of Dublin ZK Cork (County) ZL City and County of Dublin ZM Galway ZN Meath ZO City and County of Dublin ZP Donegal ZR Wexford ZT Cork (County) ZU City and County of Dublin ZV (vintage) ZW Kildare ZX Kerry ZY Louth ZZ Dublin (temporary import) Dublin (temporary import) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Year Letters (except R.O.I., Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands): None: Before FEB-1963 Suffices: A FEB-1963 to DEC-1963 B JAN-1964 to DEC-1964 C JAN-1965 to DEC-1965 D JAN-1966 to DEC-1966 E JAN-1967 to JUL-1967 F AUG-1967 to JUL-1968 G AUG-1968 to JUL-1969 H AUG-1969 to JUL-1970 J AUG-1970 to JUL-1971 K AUG-1971 to JUL-1972 L AUG-1972 to JUL-1973 M AUG-1973 to JUL-1974 N AUG-1974 to JUL-1975 P AUG-1975 to JUL-1976 Q Special or temporarily imported from abroad R AUG-1976 to JUL-1977 S AUG-1977 to JUL-1978 T AUG-1978 to JUL-1979 V AUG-1979 to JUL-1980 W AUG-1980 to JUL-1981 X AUG-1981 to JUL-1982 Y AUG-1982 to JUL-1983 Prefixes: A AUG-1983 to JUL-1984 B AUG-1984 to JUL-1985 C AUG-1985 to JUL-1986 D AUG-1986 to JUL-1987 E AUG-1987 to JUL-1988 F AUG-1988 to JUL-1989 G AUG-1989 to JUL-1990 H AUG-1990 to JUL-1991 J AUG-1991 to JUL-1992 K AUG-1992 to JUL-1993 L AUG-1993 to JUL-1994 M AUG-1994 to JUL-1995 N AUG-1995 to JUL-1996 P AUG-1996 to JUL-1997 Q Special or temporarily imported from abroad R AUG-1997 to JUL-1998 S AUG-1998 to FEB-1999 T MAR-1999 to AUG-1999 V SEP-1999 to FEB-2000 W MAR-2000 to AUG-2000 X SEP-2000 to FEB-2001 Y MAR-2001 to AUG-2001 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ From SEP-2001, a new system was adopted with registration marks of the following form: abnn ccc - where a is the Area Identifier, b is the Vehicle Registration Office identifier, nn is the year number and ccc are random letters. Lists of post-2001 mainland Area and Office Identifiers and Year Numbers follow below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Area and Office Identifiers (location of first registration): A Anglia Peterborough AA Peterborough AB Peterborough AC Peterborough AD Peterborough AE Peterborough AF Peterborough AG Peterborough AH Peterborough AJ Peterborough AK Peterborough AL Peterborough AM Peterborough AN Norwich AO Norwich AP Norwich AR Norwich AS Norwich AT Norwich AU Ipswich AV Ipswich AW Ipswich AX Ipswich AY B Birmingham Birmingham BA Birmingham BB Birmingham BC Birmingham BD Birmingham BE Birmingham BF Birmingham BG Birmingham BH Birmingham BJ Birmingham BK Birmingham BL Birmingham BM Birmingham BN Birmingham BO Birmingham BP Birmingham BR Birmingham BS Birmingham BT Birmingham BU Birmingham BV Birmingham BW Birmingham BX Birmingham BY C Cymru Cardiff CA Cardiff CB Cardiff CC Cardiff CD Cardiff CE Cardiff CF Cardiff CG Cardiff CH Cardiff CJ Cardiff CK Cardiff CL Cardiff CM Cardiff CN Cardiff CO Swansea CP Swansea CR Swansea CS Swansea CT Swansea CU Swansea CV Bangor CW Bangor CX Bangor CY D Deeside to Shrewsbury Chester DA Chester DB Chester DC Chester DD Chester DE Chester DF Chester DG Chester DH Chester DJ Chester DK Shrewsbury DL Shrewsbury DM Shrewsbury DN Shrewsbury DO Shrewsbury DP Shrewsbury DR Shrewsbury DS Shrewsbury DT Shrewsbury DU Shrewsbury DV Shrewsbury DW Shrewsbury DX Shrewsbury DY E Essex Chelmsford EA Chelmsford EB Chelmsford EC Chelmsford ED Chelmsford EE Chelmsford EF Chelmsford EG Chelmsford EH Chelmsford EJ Chelmsford EK Chelmsford EL Chelmsford EM Chelmsford EN Chelmsford EO Chelmsford EP Chelmsford ER Chelmsford ES Chelmsford ET Chelmsford EU Chelmsford EV Chelmsford EW Chelmsford EX Chelmsford EY F Forest and Fens Nottingham FA Nottingham FB Nottingham FC Nottingham FD Nottingham FE Nottingham FF Nottingham FG Nottingham FH Nottingham FJ Nottingham FK Nottingham FL Nottingham FM Nottingham FN Nottingham FP Lincoln FR Lincoln FS Lincoln FT Lincoln FV Lincoln FW Lincoln FX Lincoln FY G Garden of England Maidstone GA Maidstone GB Maidstone GC Maidstone GD Maidstone GE Maidstone GF Maidstone GG Maidstone GH Maidstone GJ Maidstone GK Maidstone GL Maidstone GM Maidstone GN Maidstone GO Brighton GP Brighton GR Brighton GS Brighton GT Brighton GU Brighton GV Brighton GW Brighton GX Brighton GY H Hampshire and Dorset Bournemouth HA Bournemouth HB Bournemouth HC Bournemouth HD Bournemouth HE Bournemouth HF Bournemouth HG Bournemouth HH Bournemouth HJ Portsmouth HK Portsmouth HL Portsmouth HM Portsmouth HN Portsmouth HO Portsmouth HP Portsmouth HR Portsmouth HS Portsmouth HT Portsmouth HU Portsmouth HV Isle of Wight HW Portsmouth HX Portsmouth HY J K Milton Keynes Borehamwood/Luton KA Borehamwood/Luton KB Borehamwood/Luton KC Borehamwood/Luton KD Borehamwood/Luton KE Borehamwood/Luton KF Borehamwood/Luton KG Borehamwood/Luton KH Borehamwood/Luton KJ Borehamwood/Luton KK Borehamwood/Luton KL Northampton KM Northampton KN Northampton KO Northampton KP Northampton KR Northampton KS Northampton KT Northampton KU Northampton KV Northampton KW Northampton KX Northampton KY L London Wimbledon LA Wimbledon LB Wimbledon LC Wimbledon LD Wimbledon LE Wimbledon LF Wimbledon LG Wimbledon LH Wimbledon LJ Stanmore LK Stanmore LL Stanmore LM Stanmore LN Stanmore LO Stanmore LP Stanmore LR Stanmore LS Stanmore LT Sidcup LU Sidcup LV Sidcup LW Sidcup LX Sidcup LY M Manchester and Merseyside Manchester MA Manchester MB Manchester MC Manchester MD Manchester ME Manchester MF Manchester MG Manchester MH Manchester MJ Manchester MK Manchester ML Manchester MM Isle of Man MN (not issued) Manchester MO Manchester MP Manchester MR Manchester MS Manchester MT Manchester MU Manchester MV Manchester MW Manchester MX Manchester MY N North Newcastle upon Tyne NA Newcastle upon Tyne NB Newcastle upon Tyne NC Newcastle upon Tyne ND Newcastle upon Tyne NE Newcastle upon Tyne NF (not issued) Newcastle upon Tyne NG Newcastle upon Tyne NH Newcastle upon Tyne NJ Newcastle upon Tyne NK Newcastle upon Tyne NL Newcastle upon Tyne NM Newcastle upon Tyne NN Newcastle upon Tyne NO Stockton upon Tees NP Stockton upon Tees NR Stockton upon Tees NS Stockton upon Tees NT Stockton upon Tees NU Stockton upon Tees NV Stockton upon Tees NW Stockton upon Tees NX Stockton upon Tees NY O Oxford Oxford OA Oxford OB Oxford OC Oxford OD Oxford OE Oxford OF Oxford OG Oxford OH Oxford OJ Oxford OK Oxford OL Oxford OM Oxford ON Oxford OO Oxford OP Oxford OR Oxford OS Oxford OT Oxford OU Oxford OV Oxford OW Oxford OX Oxford OY P Preston Preston PA Preston PB Preston PC Preston PD Preston PE Preston PF Preston PG Preston PH Preston PJ Preston PK Preston PL Preston PM Preston PN Preston PO Preston PP Preston PR Preston PS Preston PT Carlisle PU Carlisle PV Carlisle PW Carlisle PX Carlisle PY R Reading Reading RA Reading RB Reading RC Reading RD Reading RE Reading RF Reading RG Reading RH Reading RJ Reading RK Reading RL Reading RM Reading RN Reading RO Reading RP Reading RR Reading RS Reading RT Reading RU Reading RV Reading RW Reading RX Reading RY S,T Scotland Glasgow SA Glasgow SB Glasgow SC Glasgow SD Glasgow SE Glasgow SF Glasgow SG Glasgow SH Glasgow SJ Edinburgh SK Edinburgh SL Edinburgh SM Edinburgh SN Edinburgh SO Dundee SP Dundee SR Dundee SS Dundee ST Aberdeen SU Aberdeen SV Aberdeen SW Inverness SX Inverness SY Glasgow TF Glasgow TH Glasgow TJ Edinburgh TK Edinburgh TL Edinburgh TM Edinburgh TN (MAR-2007 et seq.) Dundee TP V Severn Valley Worcester VA Worcester VB Worcester VC Worcester VD Worcester VE Worcester VF Worcester VG Worcester VH Worcester VJ Worcester VK Worcester VL Worcester VM Worcester VN Worcester VO Worcester VP Worcester VR Worcester VS Worcester VT Worcester VU Worcester VV Worcester VW Worcester VX Worcester VY W West Country Exeter WA Exeter WB Exeter WC Exeter WD Exeter WE Exeter WF Exeter WG Exeter WH Exeter WJ Truro WK Truro WL Bristol WM Bristol WN Bristol WO Bristol WP Bristol WR Bristol WS Bristol WT Bristol WU Bristol WV Bristol WW Bristol WX Bristol WY X Personal Export XA XB XC XD XE XF Y Yorkshire Leeds YA Leeds YB Leeds YC Leeds YD Leeds YE Leeds YF Leeds YG Leeds YH Leeds YJ Leeds YK Leeds/Sheffield YL Sheffield YM Sheffield YN Sheffield YO Sheffield YP Sheffield YR Sheffield YS Sheffield YT Sheffield YU Sheffield/Beverley YV Beverley YW Beverley YX Beverley YY ---------------------------------------------------------------- Year Numbers: 51 SEP-2001 to FEB-2002 02 MAR-2002 to AUG-2002 52 SEP-2002 to FEB-2003 03 MAR-2003 to AUG-2003 53 SEP-2003 to FEB-2004 04 MAR-2004 to AUG-2004 54 SEP-2004 to FEB-2005 05 MAR-2005 to AUG-2005 55 SEP-2005 to FEB-2006 06 MAR-2006 to AUG-2006 56 SEP-2006 to FEB-2007 07 MAR-2007 to AUG-2007 57 SEP-2007 to FEB-2008 08 MAR-2008 to AUG-2008 58 SEP-2008 to FEB-2009 09 MAR-2009 to AUG-2009 59 SEP-2009 to FEB-2010 10 MAR-2010 to AUG-2010 60 SEP-2010 to FEB-2011 11 MAR-2011 to AUG-2011 61 SEP-2011 to FEB-2012 12 MAR-2012 to AUG-2012 62 SEP-2012 to FEB-2013 13 MAR-2013 to AUG-2013 63 SEP-2013 to FEB-2014 14 MAR-2014 to AUG-2014 64 SEP-2014 to FEB-2015 15 MAR-2015 to AUG-2015 65 SEP-2015 to FEB-2016 16 MAR-2016 to AUG-2016 66 SEP-2016 to FEB-2017 17 MAR-2017 to AUG-2017 67 SEP-2017 to FEB-2018 18 MAR-2018 to AUG-2018 68 SEP-2018 to FEB-2019 19 MAR-2019 to AUG-2019 69 SEP-2019 to FEB-2020 20 MAR-2020 to AUG-2020 70 SEP-2020 to FEB-2021 21 MAR-2021 to AUG-2021 71 SEP-2021 to FEB-2022 22 MAR-2022 to AUG-2022 72 SEP-2022 to FEB-2023 23 MAR-2023 to AUG-2023 73 SEP-2023 to FEB-2024 24 MAR-2024 to AUG-2024 74 SEP-2024 to FEB-2025 25 MAR-2025 to AUG-2025 75 SEP-2025 to FEB-2026 26 MAR-2026 to AUG-2026 76 SEP-2026 to FEB-2027 27 MAR-2027 to AUG-2027 77 SEP-2027 to FEB-2028 28 MAR-2028 to AUG-2028 78 SEP-2028 to FEB-2029 29 MAR-2029 to AUG-2029 79 SEP-2029 to FEB-2030 30 MAR-2030 to AUG-2030 80 SEP-2030 to FEB-2031 31 MAR-2031 to AUG-2031 81 SEP-2031 to FEB-2032 32 MAR-2032 to AUG-2032 82 SEP-2032 to FEB-2033 33 MAR-2033 to AUG-2033 83 SEP-2033 to FEB-2034 34 MAR-2034 to AUG-2034 84 SEP-2034 to FEB-2035 35 MAR-2035 to AUG-2035 85 SEP-2035 to FEB-2036 36 MAR-2036 to AUG-2036 86 SEP-2036 to FEB-2037 37 MAR-2037 to AUG-2037 87 SEP-2037 to FEB-2038 38 MAR-2038 to AUG-2038 88 SEP-2038 to FEB-2039 39 MAR-2039 to AUG-2039 89 SEP-2039 to FEB-2040 40 MAR-2040 to AUG-2040 90 SEP-2040 to FEB-2041 41 MAR-2041 to AUG-2041 91 SEP-2041 to FEB-2042 42 MAR-2042 to AUG-2042 92 SEP-2042 to FEB-2043 43 MAR-2043 to AUG-2043 93 SEP-2043 to FEB-2044 44 MAR-2044 to AUG-2044 94 SEP-2044 to FEB-2045 45 MAR-2045 to AUG-2045 95 SEP-2045 to FEB-2046 46 MAR-2046 to AUG-2046 96 SEP-2046 to FEB-2047 47 MAR-2047 to AUG-2047 97 SEP-2047 to FEB-2048 48 MAR-2048 to AUG-2048 98 SEP-2048 to FEB-2049 49 MAR-2049 to AUG-2049 99 SEP-2049 to FEB-2050 50 MAR-2050 to AUG-2050 00 SEP-2050 to FEB-2051 ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Post-1987 R.O.I. Civilian Vehicle Registration Marks take the following forms: aa-b-n..... aa-bb-n..... ZV nnnn Dublin (4 digits) ZV nnnnn - first registration of vehicle older than 30 years (5 digits) ZZ n.... - temporary import - where aa is a year code (e.g. 87 = 1987; 01 = 2001), b or bb is the Regional Identifier and n..... is a 1-6 digit serial number. A list of post-1987 R.O.I. Regional Identifiers follows below. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Post-1987 R.O.I. Regional Identifiers (location of first registration): C County Cork CE County Clare CK County Cork (planned) CN County Cavan CW County Carlow D County Dublin DL County Donegal DR Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown (planned) G County Galway GY County Galway (planned) FL Fingal (planned) KE County Kildare KK County Kilkenny KY County Kerry L Limerick City LD County Longford LH County Louth LK County Limerick LM County Leitrim LS County Laois MH County Meath MN County Monaghan MO County Mayo OY County Offaly RN County Roscommon SN South Dublin (planned) SO County Sligo TN County Tipperary (North) TS County Tipperary (South) W Waterford City WD County Waterford WH County Westmeath WW County Wicklow WX County Wexford ZV (first registration of vehicle older than 30 years) / Dublin ZZ (temporary import) ------------------------------------------------------------------------

[End of document, updated to 23 May 2022]