Vehicle registration plates of Serbia

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Serbian registration plate, issued since 2011

Vehicle registration plates of Serbia are issued using a two-letter region code, followed by three-digit numeric and a two-letter alpha license code, separated by a hyphen (e.g., BG 123-AA).

Overview[edit]

The region code and the license code are separated by the shield of Serbia and a Cyrillic letter combination for the region below. A blue field is placed along the left side edge, as in European Union countries, bearing the ISO 3166-1 alpha-3 country code for Serbia (SRB).

License numeric code contains combination of three digits (0-9), while two letter alpha code is made of combination of letters using Serbian Latin alphabet order, with addition of letters X, Y and W.

The standard dimensions of a Serbian license plates are 520.5 × 112.9 mm.

Issuance of current license plates started on January 1, 2011 and they will be used alongside the old ones during the transitional period until the end of 2011.

Regular license plates[edit]

Geographical distribution of license plate codes in Serbia
Vehicle registration plate from the town of Vrbas
Old registration plate, issued until 2011

These are the Serbian vehicle license plate codes by region in Serbian Cyrillic alphabetical order:[1][2]

Code Region Municipalities covered by the region
AL Aleksinac Aleksinac
AR Aranđelovac Aranđelovac
AC Aleksandrovac Aleksandrovac
BG Belgrade Barajevo, Voždovac, Vračar, Grocka, Zvezdara, Zemun, Lazarevac, Mladenovac, Novi Beograd, Obrenovac, Palilula, Rakovica, Savski Venac, Sopot, Stari Grad, Surčin, Čukarica
BO Bor Majdanpek, Bor
BP Bačka Palanka Bačka Palanka
BT Bačka Topola Bačka Topola
Bogatić Bogatić
BU Bujanovac Bujanovac
Bečej Bečej
DE Despotovac Despotovac
ĐA Đakovica Dečani, Đakovica
VA Valjevo Lajkovac, Ljig, Mionica, Osečina, Valjevo
VB Vrnjačka Banja Vrnjačka Banja
VL Vlasotince Vlasotince
VP Velika Plana Velika Plana
VR Vranje Bosilegrad, Vladičin Han, Preševo, Trgovište, Vranje
VS Vrbas Vrbas
Vršac Bela Crkva, Plandište, Vršac
GL Gnjilane Vitina, Kosovska Kamenica, Novo Brdo, Gnjilane
GM Gornji Milanovac Gornji Milanovac
ZA Zaječar Boljevac, Sokobanja, Zaječar
ZR Zrenjanin Žitište, Novi Bečej, Nova Crnja, Sečanj, Zrenjanin
IN Inđija Inđija
IC Ivanjica Ivanjica
JA Jagodina Rekovac, Jagodina
KA Kanjiža Kanjiža
KV Kraljevo Kraljevo
KG Kragujevac Batočina, Knić, Lapovo, Rača, City of Kragujevac
KM Kosovska Mitrovica Vučitrn, Zvečan, Zubin Potok, Leposavić, Srbica, Kosovska Mitrovica
Knjaževac Knjaževac
KI Kikinda Čoka, Novi Kneževac, Kikinda
KL Kladovo Kladovo
KO Kovin Kovin
Kruševac Brus, Varvarin, Ćićevac, Kruševac
LB Lebane Lebane
LE Leskovac Bojnik, Medveđa, Crna Trava, Leskovac
LO Loznica Krupanj, Ljubovija, Mali Zvornik, Loznica
LU Lučani Lučani
NG Negotin Negotin
NI Niš Doljevac, Gadžin Han, Merošina, Ražanj, Svrljig, City of Niš
NV Nova Varoš Nova Varoš[3]
NP Novi Pazar Novi Pazar
NS Novi Sad Bač, Bački Petrovac, Beočin, Žabalj, Srbobran, Sremski Karlovci, Temerin, Titel, City of Novi Sad
PA Pančevo Alibunar, Kovačica, Opovo, Pančevo
PB Priboj Priboj
PE Peć Istok, Klina, Peć
Požega Požega
PI Pirot Babušnica, Bela Palanka, Dimitrovgrad, Pirot
PK Prokuplje Blace, Žitorađa, Kuršumlija, Prokuplje
PN Paraćin Paraćin
PO Požarevac Veliko Gradište, Golubac, Žabari, Žagubica, Kučevo, Malo Crniće, Požarevac
PP Prijepolje Prijepolje
PR Pristina Glogovac, Kosovo Polje, Lipljan, Obilić, Podujevo, Pristina
PT Petrovac Petrovac
PZ Prizren Gora, Orahovac, Suva Reka, Prizren
RA Raška Raška
RU Ruma Irig, Pećinci, Ruma
SA Senta Ada, Senta
SV Svilajnac Svilajnac
SD Smederevo Smederevo
SJ Sjenica Sjenica
SO Sombor Apatin, Kula, Odžaci, Sombor
SM Sremska Mitrovica Sremska Mitrovica
SP Smederevska Palanka Smederevska Palanka
ST Stara Pazova Stara Pazova
SU Subotica Mali Iđoš, Subotica
SC Surdulica Surdulica
TO Topola Topola
TS Trstenik Trstenik
TT Tutin Tutin
ĆU Ćuprija Ćuprija
UB Ub Ub
UE Užice Arilje, Bajina Bašta, Kosjerić, Čajetina, Zlatibor, Užice
UR Uroševac Kačanik, Uroševac, Štimlje, Štrpce
ČA Čačak Čačak
ŠA Šabac Vladimirci, Koceljeva, Šabac
ŠI Šid Šid

Special license plates[edit]

Diplomatic license plates[edit]

A diplomatic plate from Serbia (40-Myanmar)
Old diplomatic plate from Serbia until 2011 (128-IFC)

Vehicles operated by foreign embassies, consulates, consular and diplomatic staff and various international organizations have been given plates with a distinguishing format of two (or three) numbers, one letter, three numbers, e.g., 12(3)-L-456. Vehicle owned by a diplomat or by accredited non-diplomatic staff carry a plate with characters printed in yellow on a black background while the vehicle owned by a foreign press agency, a foreign cultural representative or by an office of a foreign company and/or its staff, has plates with characters printed in black on a yellow background
The first group of three numbers (123) identifies the country or organization to which the plate has been issued, the second group of three numbers (456) is a serial number. The letter in the middle (L) is denoting the status of the owner.

Code Explanation
A
vehicle is owned by a diplomat - Ambassade
M
vehicle is owned by accredited non-diplomatic staff - Mission
P
vehicle is owned by a foreign press agency or a foreign cultural representative - Presse
E
vehicle is owned by an office of a foreign company and/or its staff - Economie
CMD
additional oval plate for vehicles used by the chief of a diplomatic mission - Chef de Mission Diplomatique
CD
additional oval plate for vehicles used by a person with diplomatic status - Corps Diplomatique

Additionally, plates have vertically orientated two-letter initials in small letters on the left side (after blue stripe) indicating the city in which they were issued (BG for Belgrade) and two numbers on the right side indicating the year for which they are valid (e.g., 12 for 2012).

Agricultural and construction vehicle's plates[edit]

Serbian agriculture plates issued on 2011.
Old Serbian agriculture plates.
Old type of plates for agricultural trailers used in Vojvodina

Serbia also has agriculture plates. These are issued for agricultural vehicles, eg. tractors, or construction vehicles. These plates consists of two-letter region code, coat of arms of Serbia, two numbers and then three serial letters on lower side. These plates had green background and black letters. Older plates had municipality name at top on the plates and then numbers. Different types were used in Central Serbia and Vojvodina: in Central Serbia Cyrillic script was used, while in Vojvodina Latin script with red stars in addition.

Other plates[edit]

Police license plate.
Trailer license plate.
Moped license plate
  • Slow traffic vehicles use yellow background plates. The format is like older format of Serbia, it is two-letter regional code, then numbers. Older plates for slow traffic vehicles had white background and almost exactly like agriculture plates, it is regional letters at top on the plates and then numbers.
  • Trailer plates is reversed format of the civilian license plates. It is serial letter, then numbers and then regional code. Older trailers had up to six characters then regional code.
  • Military plates had just one letters, then coat of arms and four numbers. Older military plates had a code indicating the branch was on, then one letters and then four numbers.
  • Police plates had the letters П and then six numbers. Older plates had letters "M"
  • Mopeds use plates exactly like a older Serbian plates before 2011.
  • Temporary plates had the letters "RPE" then regional code then numbers and year denoting the expiry of the plate. Older plates had the letters "RP", then numbers, year of expiration (in red stripe) and then number denoting the region.
  • UNHCR plates use blue font then had the letters "UNHCR" and then numbers. This plate has been replaced by diplomatic plates.
  • Exceptional vehicles had a red background and white letters.
  • UNPF plates had the letters "UNPF" and then numbers. This plate is no longer issued.
  • Dealer plates had the regional letters on the top and then numbers (older plates?).
  • Military reserve plates had military branch was on and then 5 numbers (older plates?).

List of country codes on Serbian diplomatic vehicle registration codes (since 2011)[edit]

Country code Country code Country code
 Russia 10   Switzerland 43  Indonesia 89
 Ukraine 11  Austria 44  Syria 90
 Poland 12  Greece 47  Lebanon 91
 Hungary 14  Turkey 48  Tunisia 92
 Romania 15  Slovenia 50  Morocco 93
 Bulgaria 16  Guinea 51  Ghana 94
 Albania 17  Pakistan 53  Iraq 98
 Czech Republic 18  Sri Lanka 54  Democratic Republic of the Congo 99
 Republic of Macedonia 19  Belarus 55  EU 101
 Israel 20  Nigeria 62 UNWFP 102
 Angola 21  Canada 63 ECPD 104
 Slovakia 22  Argentina 64 EAR 105
 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23  Brazil 65 SEED 105
 Croatia 24  Mexico 66 OSCE 111
 Palestine 25 UNDP 70 ICRC 118
 Portugal 26 UNICEF 70 IOM 119
 Cyprus 29  Ecuador 71 IFRC 120
 United Kingdom 30  Cuba 72 ICTY 121
 Republic of Korea 31  Peru 76  United Nations 121
 Finland 32 UNHCR 77 UNHCR 123
 Sweden 33  Australia 78 EBRD 125
 Norway 34  Libya 79 European Union Council of Europe 127
 Denmark 35  Algeria 80 IFC 128
 Netherlands 36  Egypt 81 World Bank 129
 Belgium 37  Zimbabwe 82 Customs and Fiscal Assistance Office 130
 Spain 38  Iran 83 UN office 136
 France 39  India 84  Malaysia 137
 Germany 40  Myanmar 85 ICMP 138
 Italy 41  Japan 86  Montenegro 141
 Holy See 42  China 88  USA 144

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pravilnik o utvrđivanju registarskih područja za motorna i priključna vozila, „Službeni glasnik RS”, no. 34, 30. September 1998.
  2. ^ b92.net (30 September 2010). "Nove tablice od 2011, cena 40 evra". Retrieved 30 September 2010. 
  3. ^ b92.net (2 January 2011). "Nove isprave oko 4.400 din". Retrieved 2 January 2011. 

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