Vehicle registration plates of Nevada

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The U.S. state of Nevada first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1910.

Passenger baseplates 1933 to present[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that fixed 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 Nevada license plate that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Description Serial format Serials issued Notes
1933 NV passenger plate.jpg 1933 Embossed orange lettering and border on turquoise base AB123 varied by county
AB123 to?
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1975 Debossed white on blue, reflective Coded by county of issuance:
  • A12345
  • AB1234
  • ABC123


Not coded by county of issuance:

  • 123ABC
varied by county
100ABA to?
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1985 Bighorn sheep 123·ABC 001·BAA to 999·LZZ Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 1985 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the first and, to date, only time Nevada has been so honored. Co-recipient with North Dakota.
2001 Nevada Sample License Plate.jpg 2001 Sunset over Sierra Nevada mountains 123·ABC 001·MAA to 999·SZZ Embossed serials.

2010 Nevada License Plate

2006 123·ABC 001·TAA to 999·ZZZ Surface-printed serials.

County coding for 1975 series[edit]

County Code
Carson City/Ormsby County OR
ORA to ORZ
Churchill CH
CHA to CHZ
Clark C
CA to CZ (excluding CH)
CAA to CZZ (excluding CHA to CHZ)
Douglas DS
DAA to DZZ
Elko EL
ELA to ELZ
Esmeralda ES
ESA to ESZ
Eureka EU
EUA to EUZ
Humboldt HU
HUA to HUZ
Lander LA
LAA to LAZ
Lincoln LN
LNA to LNZ
Lyon LY
LYA to LYZ
Mineral MN
MNA to MNZ
Nye NY
NYA to NYZ
Pershing PE
PEA to PEZ
Storey ST
STA to STZ
Washoe W
WAA to WZZ (excluding WPA to WPZ)
White Pine WP
WPA to WPZ

Non-passenger and optional-issue plates[edit]

Image First issued Description Serial format Serials issued Type
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Amateur Radio Organization[1]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Civil Air Patrol Organization[1] CVAP is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Hall of Fame Organization[1] HF is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Honorary Consular Organization[1] CON is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Masonic Lodge Organization[1]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg National Guard Organization[1]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Press PRESS 123 Organization[1] PRS is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Professional Firefighter P1234
F
Firefighter[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Volunteer Firefighter V1234
F
Firefighter[2] VFF is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Exempt Plates E12345
X
[3]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Dealer DLR12345 [3]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Loan LOAN12345 [3]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Apportioned 12345A [3]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Force 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] VF is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Army 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] VA is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Army Airborne 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Coast Guard 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] VC is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Marines 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] VM is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Navy 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] VN is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Force National Guard 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] GA is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Army National Guard 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] GS is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Congressional Medal of Honor 12 01-99 Veterans[4] CONMH is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Disabled Veteran 1234 0001-9999 Veterans[4] DV is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Ex-Prisoner of War 123 001-999 Veterans[4] POW is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Pearl Harbor Survivor 123 001-999 Veterans[4] PHS is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Pearl Harbor Veteran 123 001-999 Veterans[4] PHV is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Purple Heart 12345 00001-99999 Veterans[4] HRT is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Classic Vehicle 1234 0001-9999 Classic Vehicles[5] CVEH is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Classic Rod 1234 0001-9999 Classic Vehicles[5] CROD is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Street Rod 1234 0001-9999 Classic Vehicles[5] SROD is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Fire Truck 1234 0001-9999 Classic Vehicles[5] FT is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Antique Truck/Truck-Tractor 123 001-999 Classic Vehicles[5] ATV is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Old Timer 1234 0001-9999 Classic Vehicles[5] OT is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Old Timer Motorcycle 12 01-99 Classic Vehicles[5] OTM is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Vintage various Classic Vehicles[5]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Horseless Carriage 12 01-99 Classic Vehicles[5]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Disabled 12345 00001-99999 Disabled[6] PH is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Agriculture A1234
G
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Animal Appreciation S1234
N
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Autonomous Vehicles AU0000 AU0001-AU9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Carpenters U1234
B
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Children in the Arts A1234
R
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Hoover Dam B1234
C
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Horse Power H1234
P
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Hot August Nights R1234
S
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Lake Tahoe LT12345 LT00001-LT99999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Las Vegas Centennial with image of Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign L1234
V
0001-ZZZZ Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Las Vegas Springs V1234
S
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Missing and Exploited Children M1234
X
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Mount Charleston M1234
T
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Nevada Test Site A1234
t
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Organ Donor D1234
L
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Outside Las Vegas F1234
L
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Preserve Pyramid Lake P1234
L
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Reno Air Races R1234
R
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Rodeo N1234
R
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg United We Stand U1234
S
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg UNLV Collegiate 12345 00001-99999 Charitable & Collegiate[7] UNL is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg UNR Collegiate 12345 00001-99999 Charitable & Collegiate[7] UNR is the prefix for these plates but is not show on the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Veterans 1234 0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Virginia & Truckee Railroad V1234
T
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Wildlife S1234
W
0001-9999 Charitable & Collegiate[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Red Rock Canyon[8] R1234
C
0001-9999

Discontinued non-passenger and optional plate types[edit]

Image First issued Description Serial format Serials issued Type
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1989 October 31, 1990 Commemorative Discontinued[9]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 2005 White Motorcycle/Small Trailer ABC Discontinued[9]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg May 31, 2005 January 3, 2007 Aviation A1234
V
Discontinued[9]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg August 1, 2005 January 3, 2007 Ducks Unlimited D1234
U
Discontinued[9]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg April 18, 2005 January 3, 2007 Nevada Libraries N1234
L
Discontinued[9]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg June 27, 2005 January 3, 2007 Nevada Tourism N1234
V
Discontinued[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Organization Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Fire Fighter Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Nevada License Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Veterans Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Classic Vehicle Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  6. ^ "Disabled Parking". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y "Charitable & Collegiate Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 
  8. ^ "KTNV news at 11". KTNV-TV. 2008-06-20. 
  9. ^ a b c d e f "Discontinued Nevada License Plates". Retrieved 2008-04-13. 

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