Vehicle registration plates of New York

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New York first issued license plates in 1910. Plates are currently issued by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Passenger baseplates 1910 to present[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles, except those for motorcycles, at six inches in height by twelve inches in width, with standardized mounting holes. The 1955 (dated 1956) issue was the first New York license plate that complied with these standards.

ImageDates issuedDesignSloganSerial formatSerials issuedNotes
New York 1937 1J15-83.jpg1937Black on deep orange0A00-00
NEW YORK 1957 LICENSE PLATE, STANDARD 12 X 6 INCH SIZE - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg1957Embossed orange on black with border line; NY embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right cornerEMPIRE STATE embossed in block letters centered below numbersAB-1234County-coded; e.g.: SN = Schenectady, BF = Erie (Buffalo), etc.
NEW YORK 1958 LICENSE PLATE - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg1958–1959Embossed black on orange with border line; NY embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right cornerEMPIRE STATE embossed in block letters centered below numbersAB-1234County-codedRenewed with tabs for 1959.
1960 New York License Plate.jpg1960–1961Embossed orange on black with border line; NY embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right cornerEMPIRE STATE embossed in block letters centered below numbersAB-1234County-codedRenewed with tabs.
New York 1962 Sample.jpg1962–1963Embossed black on orange with border line; NY embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right cornerEMPIRE STATE embossed in block letters centered below numbersAB-1234County-codedRenewed with tabs.
1964-65-New-York-license-plate.jpg1964–1965Embossed yellow on black with border line; NY embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right cornerWORLD'S FAIR embossed in block letters centered below numbers1234-AB
AB-1234
1A-2345
A-1234
1234-A
County-coded.Renewed with red stickers placed on right side of registration letters.
NY-3-73-2228-TL.jpg1966–1973Embossed golden yellow on dark blue with border line around plate and around registration sticker spot at bottom right; NEW YORK embossed in plain block text centered at bottomnone1234-AB
AB-1234
1A-2345
A-1234
1234-A
County-coded as before.Some later plates use the 1973 dies; renewed with stickers. First time state name spelled out instead of NY abbreviation.
1974 New York Number Plate.jpg1973–1986Embossed dark blue on orange with border line around plate and around registration sticker spot at bottom right; NEW YORK embossed in plain block text centered at bottomnone12-ABC
123-ABC
1234-AAA
12‑ABC and 123‑ABC plates issued by letter series by county.
51‑999 numeric range for 5- and 6-character plates.
No leading zero used for plates 51‑ABC to 99‑ABC;
dies changed in 1980 to accommodate 7-character plates.
Renewed with windshield decal; plate stickers never used despite sticker box.
New York 1986 License Plate.jpg1986–2001Liberty plates. Embossed dark blue numbers on reflective with plate, with red stripe at top & bottom of plate; NEW YORK in plain serifed block font centered at top of plate; red outlined Statue of Liberty centered on plate or off to side on vanity platesnoneABC 123
1AB 234
A1B 234
A12 3BC
AB1 23C1
variousValidated with windshield decal.
2001 New York License Plate.jpg2001 – April 2010Empire plates. Embossed dark blue numbers on reflective white with blue bars above and below numbers; upper blue bar has the words "NEW YORK" in white serifed block numbers outlined in dark blue, over a skyline of Niagara Falls, the Adirondack Mountains, and New York City, with sky above allTHE EMPIRE STATE in smaller serifed block letters screened on lower blue barABC-12341 with embossed New York State outline as separatorAAA-1000[1] to EYH-2999. Plates ranging from EYH-3001 to EZZ-9999 were not issued and may be chosen for use on a custom plate. TWY- used by New York State Thruway Authority.Validated with windshield decal.
NY-2010-License-Plate.jpgfrom April 2010[2][3]Empire Gold plates. Embossed dark blue numbers on orange plate, with small blue bar at bottom with thin blue stripe above and curved larger blue bar at top with thin blue stripe below, with orange NEW YORK in serifed block letters curving to edges of top barEMPIRE STATE in smaller serifed block letters at bottom of plateABC-12341 with embossed New York State outline as separatorFAA-1000[1] to GWH-9999[4] (as of October 12, 2014)Validated with windshield decal.

Notes[edit]

1973 Orange base plate: These plates were allocated in the original 1973–1974 issue by County and were determined by a number of factors such as geographical names or features found in any said County. The entire 1973–1974 allocation list is shown.

In about 1975 the DMV began to issue letter series that were not part of the original allocation. This was begun with the A suffix issues in an alphabetical order based on the suffix letters and ran until the final V and W plates were issued finishing this series during 1980. This was done on a rotation basis in the alphabetical order of the county name. At times issuing offices or counties ran short on plates and plates would be "diverted" to where they were needed therefore sometimes breaking the issuing order.

In 1980 NY introduced new plate dies to be used on new 7 character PAS plate issues and some plate series were manufactured with these new plate dies. Most had V suffixes (except VS and VV and other V suffixes issued in the original allocation) and also these other series are known: UYA through UYH; WXC through WXZ; WYX through WYZ and WZA through WZZ. The shown plate 282-YYY is an example of a plate using the 1980 plate dies.

In late 1980 the new 7 character PAS plates began issue. These plates had numbers between 1000 and 9999 and did not use the letters I-O-Q and were issued alphabetically. The A suffix issue ran until around the end of 1983 and the B suffix issue ran from around the beginning of 1984 until June 1986. BUR was the final known issue.

These 7 character PAS plates were issued without regard of the meaning of any specific three letter combination except one: 1000 through 4999-AUB were assigned to Cayuga County for Auburn, the county seat which is the location of the NY Corcraft plate facility.

In 1984 the NY DMV began to issue plates directly through dealers. The T suffix was selected to represent these issues and these were issued in the same manner as the other 7 character PAS plate issues. Alphabetically with numbers from 1000–9999 and no I-O-Q. These plates can be dated in this manner: TA's-1984; TB's-1985 and TC's-1986. TCS was the final known issue.

In July 1986 the NY DMV began to issue the Liberty series to replace the Orange plate issue and the transition period took about two years total until all the Orange plates were off the road and replaced by Liberty plates.

Optional baseplates[edit]

ImageDates issuedDesignSloganSerial formatSerials issuedNotes
NYLogoPlate.JPG

NYLogoPlateCurved.JPG
from unknownBlue bar with script New York with thin red stripe below. Logo picture on the left followed by 1 to 6 plate digits. Red and blue stripes run along the bottom. Newer plates have a curved blue banner with yellow stripe below on top.Custom Picture plates with sports logos, universities, professions, emergency services, and military organizations.Up to six letters and numbers. If number is random it will be in 123ABC format.Validated with windshield decal.

Variations[edit]

1986: Statue of Liberty[edit]

Statue of Liberty plates used the word "Liberty" in the 3M security mark in the ABC 123 serial format and in the early 2AB 234 format. During 1990 the security mark changed from "Liberty" to a year designation. 1990, 1991, and 1992 were used. By 1993, 3M lot numbers were used until the end of the Liberty issue in 2000. The year security marks only denote the year the sheeting was manufactured; the plates may actually date somewhat later. It should be noted that both the ABC 123 and 2AB 234 formats were not issued consecutively; e.g. plates ABD 768 and UVK 767 could have been issued the same day in 1986. Type One Liberty PAS plate issues were largely County coded and were issued two ways: "Over The Counter" from a DMV or County office or "Mail Out" in which registrants received new plates directly by mail.

When the 2AB 234 format made its first appearance in September 1988, the first ones observed began with 6VB; this was because most plates from 2VA 100 to 9VZ 999 and 2XA 100 to 9XZ 999 were issued from new car dealers, and were the first to exhaust the original format, roughly VAA 100 to VZZ 999 and XGA 100 * to XZZ 999. By December 1988 other prefixes began to appear, again not in consecutive order. 4AB 234 and 7TC 766 both could have been issued on the same day in 1989. (Note: XAA 100 to XFZ 999 were issued in Suffolk County as mail-out replacement PAS plates.)

This PAS format had left side numbers from 2 thru 9; the 1 digit was not used so as to be confused with the letter I and this series was literally the last PAS plates that were allocated using a County code basis. During this issue this system was finally abandoned and all subsequent PAS plate issues beginning with the following Type Three A2A 100 type have been strictly alphabetical.

To date these earlier Liberty plates:

Type One:

The letters I-O-Q were only used as the first letter of a prefix on Type One PAS plates.

Type Two:

Type Three:

Type Three plates began alphabetical issue order for all NY regular series passenger plate issues.

Type Four:

Type Five:

2001: The return of Empire State[edit]

In 2001, the state began the process of replacing all of the 1986 base plates featuring the Statue of Liberty with a new "Empire Plate" design depicting Niagara Falls, the Adirondack Mountains and the New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building. The base also returned the "Empire State" slogan for the first time since the 1962-dated plates. Motorists were given the option to keep their previous registration number on a new set of plates for a one-time fee. Many took this option, so there are plates not in the standard ABC-1234 format on the road. In 2010, the standard plate was redesigned to Empire Gold. It consists of a dark blue lettering on a gold background but the ABC-1234 format is kept. Standard plate numbers are issued sequentially.

The Empire passenger plate issue began at AAA-1000 in 2001 and ended with EYH-2999. These have A-B-C-D-E prefixes.

The Empire Gold passenger plate issue began at FAB-1000 in 2010 and have F and now G prefixes currently being issued (12/2012). All of these plates were issued alphabetically with numbers from 1000 through 9999. Passenger plates beginning with H will be issued starting late 2014. After H is exhausted, the prefix will skip to J since the letter I is never used on standard passenger plates.

Personalized Plates[edit]

"Special Registration" plates:

In the years before 1977 NY motorists were limited to use up to three letters and up to three numbers on Personalized plates. Examples: ABC-123; MM-123 and AB-12

New York Personalized plates have been available since 1977 when DMV began allowing up to six characters using the 1973 plate dies. In 1978 new thin Personalized plate dies allowing the issue of up to eight character vanity plates began to be used. At first in 1978 these plates had some restrictions: Numbers could only precede or follow letters and a dash—which counted as one character—could only separate letters and numbers.

In 1982 these restrictions were relaxed allowing numbers to be interspersed with letters and some types like Commercial, Trailer and Motorcycle vanity (six characters) plates were introduced.

1977 examples: ALBANY; METS-1; WAYNE; JOHN

1978 examples: BROOKLYN; AMERICA; GRADE-12

1982 examples: TERMIN8R; GOOD2GO; ALL4U2

Since 1982 NY Special Registration plates have been available on all subsequent plate issues and has expanded into the NYS DMV's Custom Plate program.

Motorists may select up to eight characters on a personalized plate:

County coding[edit]

1973 base: 1973–1974 Original Allocation[edit]

On the 1973 to 1986 base, plates were issued in letter blocks by county initially with phonetic combinations similar to the county's name or the names of communities within a county.

CountyLetter blocks
AlbanyAAA–ABM, ABO–ACB, ACD, ACF–ADK, ADN–AED, AJM, BSM, CEM, CPC, DFG, DFM, EJK, FGS, JAG, JGS, LEA, MAC, RJH, RJR, SPM, WJR
AlleganyALF–ALG, ALL–ALM, ALY, AND, ANG, ARI, BEL, BIS, BOL, CUB, FIL, HOU, HUM, NIL, SWA, WEL
BronxBWB, BXA–BXZ, BZA–BZZ, CBE, FOR, HWB, JPS, LSG, MSV, NYU, SLG, VCP, XAA–XHZ, XJA–XJJ
BroomeBEY–BEZ, BNA–BNZ, BRB–BRC, BRF–BRG, BRI–BRK, BRM–BRU, BRW–BRZ, BTA–BTU, BTW–BTY, ECT, ENA–ENU, ENW–ENZ, IBM, JCI, JON, VES
CattaraugusAIR, ASP, BBS, BOV, CAC, CAF–CAH, CAK, CAM, CAO, CAQ, CAT–CAX, CCC, CCV, CGS, CTG, CVC, ELC, LTV, OLE, OLN, ROP, SLC, SLN
CayugaAUB, CAY, CGK–CGR, CGU–CGZ, CYA–CYG, CYI–CYS, CYU–CYX, CYZ
ChautauquaCCA–CCB, CCD–CCS, CCU, CCW–CCZ, CHA, CHC–CHD, CHJ–CHL, CHQ–CHR, CHU, CHW–CHZ, CXA–CXZ, JMT, MAY
ChemungCHE, CHM, CMA–CMO, CMQ–CMS, CMU–CMZ, EHG, ELA, ELD, ELF–ELH, ELJ–ELK, ELM, ELO–ELR, HHD, NBR
ChenangoAFT, BBG, BER, CHG, CHN–CHO, EAR, JID, NBL, NRH, NWC, NWH–NWI, REM, SBN, SBR, TYN
ClintonAFB, CDV, CHP, CLI–CLJ, CLL–CLP, CMP, CUH, CZY, DAM, DJW, ELE, KDL, PLA–PLB, PLT, PRU, PTG, ROP, RPT
ColumbiaAUS, CAA, CHH, CLA–CLB, CLE–CLH, CLQ–CLS, CLU–CLW, COL, FFM, HLD, HUD, KDH, LFN, PLM, TSP, VLT
CortlandCLD, COR, CRA–CRF, CRH–CRL, CRQ–CRV, CRX–CRZ, CSU, GPS, HMR, MCG, MRT
DelawareDEL, DWA–DWL, DWN–DWX
DutchessBDV, BEA, DCA–DCG, DCI–DDR, DDT–DDZ, DHA–DHZ, DUB–DUZ, FHK, MIL, PAW, PGH, PGK, POK, POU, RHB, TIV
ErieBBA–BBF, BBH–BBR, BBT–BBZ, BFA–BFZ, BQA–BQB, BUA–BYZ, CEA–CEL, CEN–CFR, CFT–CGA, DEP, EEA–EEY, EQA–ERN, ERP–ERZ, EUA–EWZ, EYA–EZZ, HMB, KEA–KEM, KEO–KEQ, KES–KET, KEW–KEZ
EssexELB, ELI, ELY, ESX, FTY, JAY, KEV, LPE, MIV, NHU, PHE, TYE, WIT
FranklinCHT, CLC, CRP, DBK, DJH, DUA, FRA, FRN, FTC, HAR, JJC, MAL, MLC, PSM, RRL, SRL, TUP, WAV, WDS
FultonBDA, BRD, EKT, EPH, FLT, FUL, GLO, GLV, JOH, JST, KAT, MCO, MYF, NHB, PER, RWT, SAC, VMI, WPR
GeneseeALE, BAV, BTV, EIL, GNA–GNZ, LER, OAK
GreeneATH, CAI, CGF, CKL, CTK, CTS, GRE, GRN, HNF, HTR, KAR, LED, PHM, PRV, TEM, TMC, WND
HamiltonHAM, LPL
HerkimerDGV, FFT, HRA–HRU, HRW–HRZ, LIT, MOH
JeffersonADM, ALX, AWP, BRV, CMT, CVI, CYT, DEX, HAL, HDS, JEA–JEY, PHL, SKH, TMB, WTO, WTR, WTT, WTW
Kings (Brooklyn)BMT, DAR, GAP, JJG, KAA–KAG, KAI–KAQ, KAS, KAU–KDG, KDI–KDK, KDM–KDZ, KFA–KGR, KGU–KHR, KHT–KHZ, KIB–KIF, KIH–KIM, KIO–KNF, KNH–KNW, KNY–KNZ, KPA–KZK, KZM–KZZ, WKH
LewisCGH, CRG, CTL, DMK, LEW, LOW, LWS, LYF, TUR
LivingstonLVA–LVY
MadisonCAZ, CGT, CHF, CHI, CLK, CST, DYT, MAD, MDA–MDC, MDE–MDR, MRV, PTB, WMP
MonroeBDL, BPT, BSU, CGJ, DJB, EGY, FAI, GRC, GRI, HEN, HNR–HNT, MCA–MCC, MCE–MCF, MCH–MCN, MCP–MCU, MCW–MCZ, MJA–MJZ, MMA–MNE, MNG–MNS, MNU–MOG, MOI–MPA, MQA–MRS, MRU, MRW–MRZ, MUA–MVZ, PIT, PTF, RHA, RHC–RHZ, RMA–RMC, RME–RMR, RMT–RMZ, RPA–RPL, RQA–RQZ, SPP, WEB
MontgomeryAMD, AMS, AST, AUR, CAJ, CJH, FDA, FON, MTG, MTI–MTU, NJN, PGT, VPR, VWN
NassauADL, AMA, AOA, BHF, BMF, CWP, DGA–DGU, DGW–DGZ, DLC, DNA–DNL, DNN–DNZ, DQA–DRX, DRZ–DTZ, DWM, EJA, ERO, FPA–FPZ, FRB–FRM, FRO–FSZ, GCA–GCZ, HBF, HEM, HIA–HIZ, HMF, HOF, HPA–HPS, HPU–HPZ, JBA–JBZ, LBA–LBX, LBZ, LIA, LIC–LIR, LIU–LIZ, LYA–LYE, LYG–LYL, LYN–LYZ, MLA, MLD–MLK, MLM–MLZ, NAA–NAZ, NCA–NCK, NCM–NCQ, NCS–NCZ, NET, NHI, NNA–NPK, NPM, NPO–NPS, NPU–NPY, RSA–RSB, RSD–RSZ, RVA–RVZ, SRX–SSL, SSN–SSZ, TRI, VSA–VSZ, WBA–WBZ, WMF
New York (Manhattan)AYP, BJP, JPT, YSA–YZZ
NiagaraLOA–LOV, LOX–LOZ, LPD, LWT, NFB–NFJ, NFL–NGZ, NIA–NIK, NIM–NIR, NIT–NIZ, NTA–NTU, NTW–NTZ, NWF, OFN, TIR, TNA–TNZ, TUS, YON, YOU
OneidaBON, CDE, DMF, GAB, NHF, NHT, NLP, NYM, ORF, RMS, RNY, ROA–RON, ROQ–ROZ, SYL, UHC, UKA–UKZ, UNY, UQA–UQB, UTA–UTZ, VRN, WML
OnondagaBWT, CIC, DEW, ESY, FAB, FAY, FYV, JMV, JOR, KKV, LEM, LPO, MAN, MAT, NED, ONA–OND, ONF–ONS, ONU–ONZ, OVB–OVZ, POM, SFA–SFE, SFG–SFZ, SLY, SNK–SNZ, SPX, SPZ, SVA–SVM, SVO–SVZ, SWB–SWX, SWZ–SYK, SYM–SYZ, TUL
OntarioCAN, CNA–CNC, CNE, GEN, GVA–GVF, ONT, OTA–OTN
OrangeBLG, CHS, CNG–CNZ, CRW, CWL, DPK, GSN, HBG, HLF, KNX, MDT, MIA–MIC, MIE–MIJ, MIM–MIU, MIW–MIZ, MTA–MTB, MTD–MTE, MTH, MTX–MTZ, NBA–NBK, NBM–NBQ, NBS–NBZ, NEW, ORA–ORE, ORG–ORK, PJV, PTJ, TUX, WDY, WRK
OrleansABN, HLY, KNV, MLL, ORL–ORZ, RGW, SLB, WPT
OswegoAMB, CSQ, CVD, FTO, FUT, HBL, LMG, MXO, OSA–OSB, OSD–OSZ, PLK, PSK, RCM, TEX, VER
OtsegoCHV, CPS–CPT, CPW, DBL, DOU, FAM, FEN, JFC, ONE, OTP–OTZ, RIC, RIS
PutnamACE, AOK, BAL, BCR, BHG, BRE, CAS, CFS, CRM, CRO, CTY, FMP, GAR, KEN, LAK, MAH, NEL, OSC, PAT, PCO, PHI, PTN, PTV–PUZ, VAL
QueensJAA–JAF, JAH–JAJ, JFK, QAA–QBX, QBZ–QZZ
RensselaerAVP, BRL, BYS, CPH, EGB, ESC, GSM, JRG, LES, PBP, POE, REA–REL, REN–RER, RET–REZ, RJE, RPI, TRJ–TRZ, WSL, WYS
Richmond (Staten Island)RAA–RAP, RAR–RBZ, RGA–RGV, RGX–RGZ, RLA–RLB, RLD–RLZ, RTA–RTC, RTE–RUA, TRA, TRC–TRH
RocklandCKT, HVS, NYA, PJC, PLR, RCA–RCL, RCN–RCQ, RCS–RCZ, RKA–RKZ, RNA–RNX, RNZ, RPO, RZA–RZZ, SFF, SPT, SPV, TJD, TPP, TZB
St. LawrenceASW, ATC, ATG, BIW, CTT, CLT, CNF, CTN, DEK, DJP, DNM, ELT, GOU, GRA, GUV, HVT, HWF, LIS, LSR, MAS, MTW, NDM, NFA, NFK, NRW, OGB, OGD, PAR, PDM, PTO, RAQ, RMD, ROO, RUS, SLA, SLS, SLU, SSM, SWY, WGT, WTP
SaratogaBLL, BRH, BST, BUR, CTH, DMB, HDL, MCV, MHV, SAR, SGR–SGS, SGU–SGZ, SPA, SRA–SRK, SRM–SRV, TES, WLT
SchenectadyAEL, AGL, DBG, DLS, DMC, EAL, GEC, GLN, MAR, NIS, RDJ, RTD, SDA–SDO, SDQ–SDT, SDV–SDZ, SGA–SGD, SGF–SGQ, SNA–SNJ, WGB, WGY
SchoharieSHA–SHM
SchuylerHEC, KYU, MNF, MTF, SCH, SCR, TYR, WGK, WNE, WTK
SenecaSEB–SEW
SteubenSTA–STZ, THA–THV
SuffolkBAA–BAK, BAM–BAU, BAW–BAY, BOA, CAE, CAP, CBK–CBL, CGI, COA–COB, ESP, FIA–FIK, FIM–FIZ, FIL, GSA–GSL, GSO–GSX, GSZ, HUA–HUC, HUE–HUL, HUO–HUZ, LDA–LDZ, LEE, LHA–LHZ, LRA–LRZ, MHA–MHU, MHW–MHZ, MID, MLB, PCA, PCP–PCZ, PJA–PJB, PJD–PJU, PJW–PJZ, RFA–RFZ, RIA–RIB, RID–RIR, RIT–RIZ, RRA–RRK, RRM–RRZ, SAG, SAY, SBB–SBM, SBO–SBQ, SBS–SCG, SCI, SCK–SCQ, SCS–SCZ, SEA, SHO–SJZ, SMB–SMZ, SOA–SOZ, SQA–SQZ, SUA–SUJ, SUM–SUZ, SZA–SZZ, TPM
SullivanGRV, GSY, HRV, KIA, KZL, LBY, LCS, LIB, LLH, LTY, LYM, MGP, MNT, MTC, RSC, SLV–SLX, SUL, SVN, TMR, WDB, WSS, WTB
TiogaAPL, BKS, CND, NCL, NKV, OWE, SPN, TIA–TIO, WVL
TompkinsCRN, CYH, DRY, ETN, ITH, MDD, TAU, TOA–TOX, TRB
UlsterACC, ATW, CUL, ELL, ELN, ELV, ENV, HGH, KER, KGS–KGT, KHS, KIG, KIN, LKT, NEP, NPL, NPN, NPT, NPZ, PHO, SDK, SGT, ULA–ULZ, UST
WarrenBLT, CTW, DPT, FWH, GLE–GLF, GOR, LGE, LUZ, NCR, PRS, QBY, SDP, SKI, WRA–WRJ, WRN
WashingtonARG, BKK, CBR, CSK, DLT, EDW, FTA, FTE, GIM, GPH, GVL, GWH, HCK, HCM, HFA, HFD, HFL, HPT, WHH, WSA–WSK
WayneALT, CHB, CLY, LYO, NWK, PAL, PLY, PMY, RCR, SAV, SDU, WAA–WAQ, WAS–WAU, WAX–WAZ, WIL, WOL, WYN
WestchesterAOH, ARM, DOB, HAW, HJD, HOH, JMG, KAH, MAM, MKS, MTV, NER, NRA–NRG, NRI–NRV, NRX,NRZ, PKA–PKZ, PLE, RYA–RYZ, TAA–TAT, TAV–TAZ, TUC, VVA–VVZ, WCA–WDA, WDC–WDR, WDT–WDX, WEA, WEC–WEK, WEM–WEZ, WHA–WHG, WHI–WHZ, WPA–WPQ, WPS, WPU–WPZ, WTA, WTC–WTJ, WTL–WTN, WTQ, WTS, WTU–WTV, WTX–WTZ, YKA–YKZ, YOA–YOM, YOO–YOT, YOV–YOZ, YQA–YQK, YRA–YRZ
WyomingARC, ATT, LET, VAR, WAR, WYA–WYM, WYO–WYQ
YatesYCA–YCJ

Alphabetical cross-reference[edit]

Letter blocksCounty   Letter blocksCounty   Letter blocksCounty   Letter blocksCounty   Letter blocksCounty
AAA–ABMAlbanyCRMPutnamHGHUlsterMTWSt. LawrenceSAYSuffolk
ABNOrleansCRNTompkinsHHDChemungMTX–MTZOrangeSBB–SBMSuffolk
ABO–ACBAlbanyCROPutnamHIA–HIZNassauMUA–MVZMonroeSBNChenango
ACCUlsterCRPFranklinHJDWestchesterMXOOswegoSBO–SBQSuffolk
ACDAlbanyCRQ–CRVCortlandHLDColumbiaMYFFultonSBRChenango
ACEPutnamCRWOrangeHLFOrangeNAA–NAZNassauSBS–SCGSuffolk
ACF–ADKAlbanyCRX–CRZCortlandHLYOrleansNBA–NBKOrangeSCHSchuyler
ADLNassauCSKWashingtonHMBErieNBLChenangoSCISuffolk
ADMJeffersonCSQOswegoHMFNassauNBM–NBQOrangeSCK–SCQSuffolk
ADN–AEDAlbanyCSTMadisonHMRCortlandNBRChemungSCRSchuyler
AELSchenectadyCSUCortlandHNFGreeneNBS–NBZOrangeSCS–SCZSuffolk
AFBClintonCTGCattaraugusHNR–HNTMonroeNCA–NCKNassauSDA–SDOSchenectady
AFTChenangoCTHSaratogaHOFNassauNCLTiogaSDKUlster
AGLSchenectadyCTKGreeneHOHWestchesterNCM–NCQNassauSDPWarren
AIRCattaraugusCTLLewisHOUAlleganyNCRWarrenSDQ–SDTSchenectady
AJMAlbanyCTNSt. LawrenceHPA–HPSNassauNCS–NCZNassauSDUWayne
ALEGeneseeCTSGreeneHPTWashingtonNDMSt. LawrenceSDV–SDZSchenectady
ALF–ALGAlleganyCTTSt. LawrenceHPU–HPZNassauNEDOnondagaSEASuffolk
ALL–ALMAlleganyCTWWarrenHRA–HRUHerkimerNELPutnamSEB–SEWSeneca
ALTWayneCTYPutnamHRVSullivanNEPUlsterSFA–SFEOnondaga
ALXJeffersonCUBAlleganyHRW–HRZHerkimerNERWestchesterSFFRockland
ALYAlleganyCUHClintonHTRGreeneNETNassauSFG–SFZOnondaga
AMANassauCULUlsterHUA–HUCSuffolkNEWOrangeSGA–SGDSchenectady
AMBOswegoCVCCattaraugusHUDColumbiaNFASt. LawrenceSGF–SGQSchenectady
AND aAlleganyCVDOswegoHUE–HULSuffolkNFB–NFJNiagaraSGR–SGSSaratoga
AMD aMontgomeryCVIJeffersonHUMAlleganyNFKSt. LawrenceSGTUlster
AMSMontgomeryCWLOrangeHUO–HUZSuffolkNFL–NGZNiagaraSGU–SGZSaratoga
ANGAlleganyCWPNassauHVSRocklandNHBFultonSHA–SHMSchoharie
AOANassauCXA–CXZChautauquaHVTSt. LawrenceNHFOneidaSHO–SJZSuffolk
AOHWestchesterCYA–CYGCayugaHWBBronxNHINassauSKHJefferson
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BHFNassauDOBWestchesterKEO–KEQErieONA–ONDOnondagaSWZ–SYKOnondaga
BHGPutnamDOUOtsegoKERUlsterONEOtsegoSYLOneida
BISAlleganyDPKOrangeKES–KETErieONF–ONSOnondagaSYM–SYZOnondaga
BIWSt. LawrenceDPTWarrenKEVEssexONTOntarioSZA–SZZSuffolk
BJPNew YorkDQA–DRXNassauKEW–KEZErieONU–ONZOnondagaTAA–TATWestchester
BKKWashingtonDRYTompkinsKFA–KGRKingsORA–OREOrangeTAUTompkins
BKSTiogaDRZ–DTZNassauKGS–KGTUlsterORFOneidaTAV–TAZWestchester
BLGOrangeDUAFranklinKGU–KHRKingsORG–ORKOrangeTEMGreene
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BNA–BNZBroomeDYTMadisonKIGUlsterOTA–OTNOntarioTIRNiagara
BOASuffolkEALSchenectadyKIH–KIMKingsOTP–OTZOtsegoTIVDutchess
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BPTMonroeEEA–EEYErieKNH–KNWKingsPARSt. LawrenceTMRSullivan
BQA–BQBErieEGBRensselaerKNV bOrleansPATPutnamTNA–TNZNiagara
BRB–BRCBroomeEGYMonroeKNXOrangePAWDutchessTOA–TOXTompkins
BRDFultonEHGChemungKNY–KNZKingsPBPRensselaerTPMSuffolk
BREPutnamEILGeneseeKPA–KZKKingsPCASuffolkTPPRockland
BRF–BRGBroomeEJANassauKYU bSchuylerPCOPutnamTRARichmond
BRHSaratogaEJKAlbanyKZLSullivanPCP–PCZSuffolkTRBTompkins
BRI–BRKBroomeEKTFultonKZM–KZZKingsPDMSt. LawrenceTRC–TRHRichmond
BRLRensselaerELAChemungLAKPutnamPERFultonTRINassau
BRM–BRUBroomeELBEssexLBA–LBXNassauPGHDutchessTRJ–TRZRensselaer
BRVJeffersonELCCattaraugusLBYSullivanPGKDutchessTSPColumbia
BRW–BRZBroomeELDChemungLBZNassauPGTMontgomeryTUCWestchester
BSMAlbanyELEClintonLCSSullivanPHEEssexTULOnondaga
BSTSaratogaELF–ELHChemungLDA–LDZSuffolkPHIPutnamTUPFranklin
BSUMonroeELIEssexLEAAlbanyPHLJeffersonTURLewis
BTA–BTUBroomeELJ–ELKChemungLEDGreenePHMGreeneTUSNiagara
BTVGeneseeELLUlsterLEESuffolkPHOUlsterTUXOrange
BTW–BTYBroomeELMChemungLEMOnondagaPITMonroeTYEEssex
BUA–BYZErieELNUlsterLERGeneseePJA–PJBSuffolkTYNChenango
BURSaratogaELO–ELRChemungLESRensselaerPJCRocklandTYRSchuyler
BWBBronxELTSt. LawrenceLETWyomingPJD–PJUSuffolkTZBRockland
BWTOnondagaELVUlsterLEWLewisPJVOrangeUHCOneida
BXA–BXZBronxELYEssexLFNColumbiaPJW–PJZSuffolkUKA–UKZOneida
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CAAColumbiaENW–ENZBroomeLIANassauPLEWestchesterUQA–UQBOneida
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CAESuffolkEQA–ERNErieLIC–LIRNassauPLMColumbiaUTA–UTZOneida
CAF–CAHCattaraugusERONassauLISSt. LawrencePLRRocklandVALPutnam
CAIGreeneERP–ERZErieLITHerkimerPLTClintonVARWyoming
CAJMontgomeryESCRensselaerLIU–LIZNassauPLYWayneVCPBronx
CAKCattaraugusESPSuffolkLKTUlsterPMYWayneVEROswego
CAMCattaraugusESXEssexLLHSullivanPOERensselaerVESBroome
CANOntarioESYOnondagaLMGOswegoPOKDutchessVLTColumbia
CAOCattaraugusETNTompkinsLOA–LOVNiagaraPOMOnondagaVMIFulton
CAPSuffolkEUA–EWZErieLOWLewisPOUDutchessVPRMontgomery
CAQCattaraugusEYA–EZZErieLOX–LOZNiagaraPRSWarrenVRNOneida
CASPutnamFABOnondagaLPDNiagaraPRUClintonVSA–VSZNassau
CAT–CAXCattaraugusFAIMonroeLPEEssexPRVGreeneVVA–VVZWestchester
CAYCayugaFAMOtsegoLPLHamiltonPSKOswegoVWNMontgomery
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CBK–CBLSuffolkFENOtsegoLSGBronxPTFMonroeWAS–WAUWayne
CBRWashingtonFFMColumbiaLSRSt. LawrencePTGClintonWAVFranklin
CCA–CCBChautauquaFFTHerkimerLTVCattaraugusPTJOrangeWAX–WAZWayne
CCCCattaraugusFGSAlbanyLTYSullivanPTNPutnamWBA–WBZNassau
CCD–CCSChautauquaFHKDutchessLUZWarrenPTOSt. LawrenceWCA–WDAWestchester
CCUChautauquaFIA–FIKSuffolkLVA–LVYLivingstonPTV–PUZPutnamWDBSullivan
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CCW–CCZChautauquaFIL bSuffolkLWTNiagaraQBYWarrenWDSFranklin
CDEOneidaFIM–FIZSuffolkLYA–LYENassauQBZ–QZZQueensWDT–WDXWestchester
CDVClintonFLTFultonLYFLewisRAA–RAPRichmondWDYOrange
CEA–CELErieFMPPutnamLYG–LYLNassauRAQSt. LawrenceWEAWestchester
CEMAlbanyFONMontgomeryLYMSullivanRAR–RBZRichmondWEBMonroe
CEN–CFRErieFORBronxLYN–LYZNassauRCA–RCLRocklandWEC–WEKWestchester
CFSPutnamFPA–FPZNassauLYO bWayneRCMOswegoWELAllegany
CFT–CGAErieFRAFranklinMACAlbanyRCN–RCQRocklandWEM–WEZWestchester
CGFGreeneFRB–FRMNassauMADMadisonRCRWayneWGBSchenectady
CGHLewisFRNFranklinMAHPutnamRCS–RCZRocklandWGKSchuyler
CGISuffolkFRO–FSZNassauMALFranklinRDJSchenectadyWGTSt. Lawrence
CGJMonroeFTAWashingtonMAMWestchesterREA–RELRensselaerWGYSchenectady
CGK–CGRCayugaFTCFranklinMANOnondagaREMChenangoWHA–WHGWestchester
CGSCattaraugusFTEWashingtonMARSchenectadyREN–RERRensselaerWHHWashington
CGTMadisonFTOOswegoMASSt. LawrenceRET–REZRensselaerWHI–WHZWestchester
CGU–CGZCayugaFTYEssexMATOnondagaRFA–RFZSuffolkWILWayne
CHAChautauquaFULFultonMAYChautauquaRGA–RGVRichmondWITEssex
CHBWayneFUTOswegoMCA–MCCMonroeRGWOrleansWJRAlbany
CHC–CHDChautauquaFWHWarrenMCE–MCFMonroeRGX–RGZRichmondWKHKings
CHEChemungFYVOnondagaMCGCortlandRHAMonroeWLTSaratoga
CHFMadisonGABOneidaMCH–MCNMonroeRHBDutchessWMFNassau
CHGChenangoGAPKingsMCOFultonRHC–RHZMonroeWMLOneida
CHHColumbiaGARPutnamMCP–MCUMonroeRIA–RIBSuffolkWMPMadison
CHIMadisonGCA–GCZNassauMCVSaratogaRICOtsegoWNDGreene
CHJ–CHLChautauquaGECSchenectadyMCW–MCZMonroeRID–RIRSuffolkWNESchuyler
CHMChemungGENOntarioMDA–MDCMadisonRISOtsegoWOLWayne
CHN–CHOChenangoGIMWashingtonMDDTompkinsRIT–RIZSuffolkWPA–WPQWestchester
CHPClintonGLE–GLFWarrenMDE–MDRMadisonRJERensselaerWPRFulton
CHQ–CHRChautauquaGLNSchenectadyMDTOrangeRJHAlbanyWPSWestchester
CHSOrangeGLOFultonMGPSullivanRJRAlbanyWPTOrleans
CHTFranklinGLVFultonMHA–MHUSuffolkRKA–RKZRocklandWPU–WPZWestchester
CHUChautauquaGNA–GNZGeneseeMHVSaratogaRLA–RLBRichmondWRA–WRJWarren
CHVOtsegoGORWarrenMHW–MHZSuffolkRLD–RLZRichmondWRKOrange
CHW–CHZChautauquaGOUSt. LawrenceMIA–MICOrangeRMA–RMCMonroeWRNWarren
CICOnondagaGPHWashingtonMIDSuffolkRMDSt. LawrenceWSA–WSKWashington
CJHMontgomeryGPSCortlandMIE–MIJOrangeRME–RMRMonroeWSLRensselaer
CKLGreeneGRASt. LawrenceMILDutchessRMSOneidaWSSSullivan
CKTRocklandGRCMonroeMIM–MIUOrangeRMT–RMZMonroeWTAWestchester
CLA–CLBColumbiaGREGreeneMIVEssexRNA–RNXRocklandWTBSullivan
CLCFranklinGRIMonroeMIW–MIZOrangeRNYOneidaWTC–WTJWestchester
CLDCortlandGRNGreeneMJA–MJZMonroeRNZRocklandWTKSchuyler
CLE–CLHColumbiaGRVSullivanMKSWestchesterROA–RONOneidaWTL–WTNWestchester
CLI–CLJClintonGSA–GSLSuffolkMLANassauROOSt. LawrenceWTOJefferson
CLKMadisonGSMRensselaerMLBSuffolkROP bCattaraugusWTPSt. Lawrence
CLL–CLPClintonGSNOrangeMLCFranklinROP bClintonWTQWestchester
CLQ–CLSColumbiaGSO–GSXSuffolkMLD–MLKNassauROQ–ROZOneidaWTRJefferson
CLTSt. LawrenceGSYSullivanMLLOrleansRPA–RPLMonroeWTSWestchester
CLU–CLWColumbiaGSZSuffolkMLM–MLZNassauRPIRensselaerWTTJefferson
CLYWayneGUVSt. LawrenceMMA–MNEMonroeRPORocklandWTU–WTVWestchester
CMA–CMOChemungGVA–GVFOntarioMNFSchuylerRPTClintonWTWJefferson
CMPClintonGVLWashingtonMNG–MNSMonroeRQA–RQZMonroeWTX–WTZWestchester
CMQ–CMSChemungGWHWashingtonMNTSullivanRRA–RRKSuffolkWVLTioga
CMTJeffersonHALJeffersonMNU–MOGMonroeRRLFranklinWYA–WYMWyoming
CMU–CMZChemungHAMHamiltonMOHHerkimerRRM–RRZSuffolkWYNWayne
CNA–CNCOntarioHARFranklinMOI–MPAMonroeRSA–RSBNassauWYO–WYQWyoming
CNDTiogaHAWWestchesterMQA–MRSMonroeRSCSullivanWYSRensselaer
CNEOntarioHBFNassauMRTCortlandRSD–RSZNassauXAA–XHZBronx
CNFSt. LawrenceHBGOrangeMRUMonroeRTA–RTCRichmondXJA–XJJBronx
CNG–CNZOrangeHBLOswegoMRVMadisonRTDSchenectadyYCA–YCJYates
COA–COBSuffolkHCKWashingtonMRW–MRZMonroeRTE–RUARichmondYKA–YKZWestchester
COLColumbiaHCMWashingtonMSVBronxRUSSt. LawrenceYOA–YOMWestchester
CORCortlandHDLSaratogaMTA–MTBOrangeRVA–RVZNassauYONNiagara
CPCAlbanyHDSJeffersonMTCSullivanRWTFultonYOO–YOTWestchester
CPHRensselaerHECSchuylerMTD–MTEOrangeRYA–RYZWestchesterYOUNiagara
CPS–CPTOtsegoHEMNassauMTFSchuylerRZA–RZZRocklandYOV–YOZWestchester
CPWOtsegoHENMonroeMTGMontgomerySACFultonYQA–YQKWestchester
CRA–CRFCortlandHFAWashingtonMTHOrangeSAGSuffolkYRA–YRZWestchester
CRGLewisHFDWashingtonMTI–MTUMontgomerySARSaratogaYSA–YZZNew York
CRH–CRLCortlandHFLWashingtonMTVWestchesterSAVWayne

Notes[edit]

a. One of these should probably be AMC.
b. Duplicate use.

AMC: Columbia County

AMD: Montgomery County

FIL: Allegany County (means "Fillmore")

ROP: Clinton County (means "Rouses Point")

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b New York License Plates, 1969-present 15q.net
  2. ^ Empire Gold - NYS DMV Press Release New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
  3. ^ [dead link]http://wcbstv.com/topstories/new.york.license.2.1303669.html
  4. ^ This is the highest number that is reserved by the DMV

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