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New Jersey Plate Colors and Codes

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NEW JERSEY COLOR CODES

YEARBACKGROUND NUMBER SIZE
1908 BLUE CREAM 6 X 14 1/2
1909 BLACK WHITE
1910YELLOW BLACK
1911 LIGHT GRAY RED
1912 BLUE YELLOW
1913 WHITE RED
1914 RED WHITE 6 X 14"
1915 GREEN WHITE 6 X 14"
1916 BROWN WHITE 6 X 14"
1917 BLUE WHITE 6 X 14"
1918 WHITE BLUE 6 X 14"
1919 GRAY WHITE 6 X 14"
1920 RED WHITE 6 X 14"
1921 GREEN WHITE 6 X 14"
1922 BLACK WHITE 6 X 14"
1923BLACK RED 6 X 14"
1924 RED WHITE 6 X 14"
1925 BLUE ALUMINUM 6 X 14"
1926ORANGE WHITE 6 X 14"
1927 GREEN WHITE 6 X 14"
1928 LIGHT BLUE WHITE 6 X 14"
1929 DARK GRAY WHITE 6 X 14"
1930LIGHT GRAY WHITE 6 X 14"
1931RED WHITE 6 X 14"
1932 BLACK WHITE 6 X 14"
1933 BLACK RED 6 X 14"
1934 BLACK LIGHT GREEN 6 X 14"
1935 BLACK ALUMINUM 6 X 14"
1936 BLACK ORANGE 6 X 14"
1937 BLACK LIGHT GREEN 6 X 14"
1938 BLACK ALUMINUM 6 X 14"
1939 BLACK ORANGE 6 X 10 3/4"
1940 BLACK LIGHT GREEN 6 X 10 3/4"
1941 BLACK WHITE 6 X 10 3/4"
1942 BLACK YELLOW 6 X 10 3/4"
1943 BLACK YELLOW 6 X 10 3/4"
1944 CREAM BLACK 6 X 10 3/4"
1945 CREAM LIGHT BLUE61/2"X 103/4"
1946 CREAM BLACK 61/2"X 103/4"
1947 CREAM LIGHT BLUE61/2"X 103/4"
1948STRAW BLACK 61/2"X 103/4"
1949 BLACK CREAM61/2"X 103/4"
1950 CREAM BLACK 61/2"X 103/4"
1951 BLACK CREAM61/2"X 103/4"
1952 BLACK ORANGE 6X 12
1959STRAW BLACK 6X 12
1979 BLUE BUFF6X 12
1992 Reflectorized BLACK 6X 12


Example of a courtesy plate

NEW JERSEY SINGLE LETTER COUNTY CODE - 1926-1938

A=bsp;  Atlantic
B=nbsp;   Bergen
N=Burglinton
C=   Camden
F=    Cape May
Y=    Cumberlandd
E,1-E,2-E=    Essex
Z=   Gloucester
H=Hudson
J= Hunterdon
L=Mercer
K=    Middlesex
M= Monmouth
V= Morris
O,N= Ocean
P= Passaic
S= Salem
I= Somerset
R=Sussex
U=Union
W= Warren
4=Non-Resident

NEW JERSEY 2 LETTER COUNTY CODE - 1939-1958

AA-AL=   Atlantic BA-BZ,RA-RZ=    Bergen
AM-AZ=   Burglinton CA-CZ=   Camden
ZW-ZZ=    Cape May ZL-ZV=    Cumberland
EA-EZ,FA-FZ=    Essex JA-JZ,YA-YZ =    Essex
ZA-ZK =   Gloucester HA-HZ, IA-IZ=Hudson
WT-WZ= Hunterdon LA-LS= Mercer
KA-KZ =    Middlesex MA-MZ= Monmouth
VA-VZ   Morris LT-LZ= Ocean
PA-PZ= PassaicSA-SH=  Salem
SI-SU= Somerset SV-SZ=Sussex
NA-NZ,UA-UZ=Union WA-WS= Warren


Notes:These letters are stacked on top of each other. Plates with low numbers and ending with the "N" over the "J" are coutresy plates.
        The letter "X" was used on commercial, farm and government  vehicles until 1959.

CURRENT NEW JERSEY COUNTY CODES

A =    Atlantic
B =    Bergen
C =    Camden
D =    N/A*
E =    Essex
F =    Ocean
G =    Gloucester
H =   Hudson
I =   Hunterdon
J =   Salem
K =   Middlesex
L =   Morris
M =   Monmouth
N =   Burlington
O =   N/A#
P =   Passaic
Q =   N/A^
R =   Mercer
S =   Somerset
U =   Union
V =   Sussex
W =   Warren
X =   N/A+
Y =   Cumberland
Z= Cape May
 

Notes:
The County codes are used on state senator, county officer, mayor plates and courtesy plates.
Courtsey plates are issued to "high-profile" citizens of the county and can only be requested by a government official
*= The letter "D" is for DEALER used on cars owned by car dealerships
#= The letter "O" is for OMNIBUS used on Buses, Limos  and Taxis
^= The letters "QQ" are for HISTORICAL used on vehicles over 25 years old and can be stacked for courtesy and vanity  plates
+= The letter "X" is COMMERCIAL or FARMER

 

 

 NEW JERSEY SPECIAL PLATE  CODES

 

 

AA,etc-Apportioned

AA-Assembly

AB- Airbourne AF- Air Force Reserves
AL- American Legion AR--Army Reserves
AV- American Veterans BB-Battleship(USS NJ)*
BH-Baymen's Heritage* CA- Coast Gaurd Auxilary
CC- Conquer Cancer* CF- Center For Food Action*
CG- County Government CI- Combat Infantry
CW- Conserve Wildlife* CR- Coast Gaurd Reserves
CV- Commuter Vehicle DC-Chiropractor
DDS,DMD- Dentist DD- Tin Can Sailors
DV,DAV,WD- Disabled Vets DH- Deborah Heart Center*
DL-Organ Donors DPM- Podiatrists
DO-Osteopathy EMT-Emergency Medical Technician
F, FA-FZ- Farmer/Farm Vehicle FD-Newark Fire Fighters
FF - State Firemans Benevolent Assn. FP- Fraternal Order of Police
GS-Garden State* H, HA-HZ  Handicap
HA-Hiway Authority IB-Brotherhood of Teamsters
IF- Firefighter (IAFF) IM- Animal Friendly*
JT- NJIT KC- Knights of Columbus
KI- Kiwanis Int'l LE-Law Enforcement Memorial*
LS- Liberty State Park * LK- Navy Lakehurst
MB-Free Mason MC- The Meadowlands*
MD- Medical Doctor ME- Mayor Emeritus
MG-Municipal Government ML- Marine Leatherneck
MM-Merchant Marine MR-Marine Reserve
 NC- Navy Cross NF-- No Fee (Non-profit)
NG- National Gaurd, Army Gaurd, Air Gaurd NJP- New Jersey Press
NL-Navy League NR-Naval Reserve
NYP- New York Press OJ- Jitney
OL,O2- Livery (Limosines) OM-Mobility Assistance Vehicle
OP-Paratransit OT-Taxicabs
OW,OX,  Commercial Buses P- Former P.O.W.
PA- Telephone Pioneer PB- PBA
PD- Legion Honor PE-Engineer
PF-Safe Cop* PH- Pearl Harbor/Purple Heart
PL-Pinelands* PS-Penn State
Q- Historic Motorcycle  (over 25 years) QQ- Historic Car (over 25 years)
R- Street Rod (modified pre-1939) RA- US Air Force Retired
RI-Rotarian RU-Rutgers University*
SA-SZ- Jersey Shore* SD- Square Dancer*
SG- State Government SH-Seton Hall
SP-State Police SS-Silver Star/Silent Service
S1+- Schoolbuses S2^- Schoolbuses
T-Trailer TAA-TZZ,T1A-T9Z- Trailer
TD-Transportation Dept. TP-Turnpike Authority
UB-United Bowhunters UD-University of Delaware
UM-University of Michigan US- Olympics*
UW- United We Stand* VV-Veitnam Veterans
VFW,VW- Veterans  Foriegn Wars WC- Conserve Wildlfie*
WD- Disabled American Veterans WE-Teasure Our Trees*,
XA-XZ,XAA-XZZ,X1A-Comm ZZ-Discover NJ History*

These  letters are stacked followed by a number starting at 1000. When the numbers run out they go to from 100A-999Z and then 10AA-99ZZ.
Reverse  number formats are also used, i.e 6748 MC might be on a Meadowlands Plate. Vanity and courtesy plates don't have the stacked prefixes/suffixes
*=The renewal fees for these plates go torwards various orginizations in NJ.
+= S1 is used for school buses with 16 or more passengers.
^= S2 is used for school buses with 16 or less passengers.

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