Vehicle registration plates of New York
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- 1 Passenger baseplates 1910 to present
- 2 Variations
- 3 Personalized plates
- 4 County coding
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Passenger baseplates 1910 to present
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.
|Image||Dates issued||Design||Slogan||Serial format||Serials issued||Notes|
|1910||White on black||none||12345||unknown|
|1911||White on maroon||none||12345||unknown|
|1912||White on red||none||12345||unknown|
|1913||White on brown||none||12345||unknown|
|1914||White on brown||none||12345||unknown|
|1915||Dark blue on yellow||none||12345||unknown|
|1916||Black on white||none||A12-345||unknown|
|1917||White on brown||none||A12-345||unknown|
|1918||White on maroon||none||123-456||unknown|
|1919||White on blue||none||123-456||unknown|
|1920||Blue on white||none||123-456||unknown|
|1921||White on black||none||123-456||unknown|
|1929||Black on yellow||none||A1-234||unknown|
|1934||Yellow on black||none||A-12-34||unknown|
|1937||Black on deep orange||none||1A23-45||unknown|
|1942–3||Gold on black||none||AB12-34||County-coded||Revalidated for 1943 with gold tabs.|
|1944||Black on gold||none||AB12-34||County-coded|
|1945||Gold on black||none||AB12-34||County-coded|
|1946||Black on gold||none||AB12-34||County-coded|
|1947||Gold on black||none||AB12-34||County-coded|
|1948–9||Black on gold||none||AB12-34||County-coded||Revalidated for 1949 with black tabs.|
|1950||Gold on black||none||AB12-34||County-coded|
|1951–2||Black on gold||"THE EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered between state abbreviation and date||AB12-34||County-coded||Revalidated for 1952 with black tabs.|
|1953–4||Gold on black||"THE EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered between state abbreviation and date||AB12-34||County-coded||Revalidated for 1954 with gold tabs.|
|1955–6||Black on gold||"THE EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered between state abbreviation and date||AB12-34||County-coded||Revalidated for 1956 with black tabs.|
|1957||Embossed orange on black with border line; "NY" embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right corner||"EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered below numbers||AB-1234||County-coded; e.g.: SN = Schenectady, BF = Erie (Buffalo), etc.|
|1958–59||Embossed black on orange with border line; "NY" embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right corner||"EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered below numbers||AB-1234||County-coded||Revalidated for 1959 with black tabs.|
|1960–61||Embossed orange on black with border line; "NY" embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right corner||"EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered below numbers||AB-1234||County-coded||Revalidated for 1961 with orange tabs.|
|1962–63||Embossed black on orange with border line; "NY" embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right corner||"EMPIRE STATE" embossed in block letters centered below numbers||AB-1234||County-coded||Revalidated for 1963 with black tabs.|
|1964–65||Embossed yellow on black with border line; "NY" embossed in block letters in lower left corner, with registration year in bottom right corner||"WORLD'S FAIR" embossed in block letters centered below numbers||1234-AB
|County-coded||Revalidated for 1965 with red stickers placed at far right.|
|1966–72||Embossed 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 bottom||none||1234-AB
|County-coded||Some later plates use the 1973 dies; renewed with stickers. First time state name spelled out instead of NY abbreviation.|
|1973–80||Embossed 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 bottom||none||12-ABC
|County-coded||Numbers 51 through 999 were used on the 12-ABC and 123-ABC serial formats. Narrower dies introduced 1979 to accommodate 1234-ABC format. All plates renewed with windshield decal; plate stickers never used despite sticker box.|
|1980 – June 30, 1986||1234-ABC||1000-AAA to approximately 9999-BUR|
|July 1, 1986 – December 2000||Liberty plates. Embossed dark blue numbers on reflective with plate, with red stripe at top and 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 plates||none||ABC 123
|various||Validated with windshield decal.|
|January 2001 – March 31, 2010||Empire 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 all||"THE EMPIRE STATE" in smaller serifed block letters screened on lower blue bar||ABC-12341 with embossed New York State outline as separator||AAA-1000 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.|
|April 1, 2010 – present ||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 bar||"EMPIRE STATE" in smaller serifed block letters at bottom of plate||ABC-12341 with embossed New York State outline as separator||FAA-1000 to HAC-9999 (as of May 7, 2015)||Validated with windshield decal.|
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.
By 1975, the DMV began to issue letter series that were not part of the original allocation. This began 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 the state introduced new plate dies that were to be used on the upcoming 7 character passenger plate issues which were used on some plates with V suffixes (except VS and VV and other V suffixes issued in the original allocation). The other series known to use the dies are: UYA through UYH; WXC through WXZ; WYX through WYZ and WZA through WZZ.
Late in 1980, the new 7 character passenger plates were issued. These plates had numbers between 1000 and 9999. The plates were issued alphabetically and did not use the letters I, O, or Q. 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. The final known issue was in the BUR series of plates.
The 7 character passenger 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 Corcraft plate facility.
In 1984 the DMV began to issue plates directly through dealers using the T suffix. The plates were issued in the same manner as descrived above. The 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 DMV began to issue the Liberty series to replace this issue taking two years to be fully off the road.
|Image||Dates issued||Design||Slogan||Serial format||Serials issued||Notes|
|from unknown||Blue 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.|
1986: Statue of Liberty
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 passenger 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 passenger plates.)
This passenger 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 passenger plates that were allocated using a County code basis. During this issue this system was finally abandoned and all subsequent passenger plate issues beginning with the following Type Three A2A 100 type have been strictly alphabetical.
To date these earlier Liberty plates:
- ABC 123 format were issued from July 1, 1986 through at least July 1989 - These were issued primarily on a County code basis.
The letters I, O, and Q were only used as the first letter of a prefix on Type One passenger plates.
- 2AB 234 format were issued from about September 1988 to at least October 1991. Those stamped out during 1990 start using the 90 security mark. Type Two plates were at least partially issued on a County code basis and became the last regular series passenger plates issued in that manner. The letters I, O, and Q were not used to avoid confusion with numbers.
- A2B 234 Format were issued from about January 1991 to at least November 1993. 90, 91 and 92 security marks appear on this format, and this format was manufactured in consecutive order. The digit 1 was not used between the letters so it would not be confused with a letter I.
Type Three plates began alphabetical issue order for all regular series passenger plate issues.
- A12 3BC format appeared in February 1993 and were issued to at least August 1999. These were manufactured in consecutive order. The earlier A plates issued in early 1993 had 92 security marks and were the final plates on galvanized steel . By the end of the A series plates had lot number security marks and were on thin gage aluminum. A few of the late A plates had 92 security marks on pre cleared 3M sheeting on aluminum stock, also.
- AB1 23C format appeared in May 1999 and were issued to February 28,2001. All had lot number security marks, and were aluminum. GS9 99E was the final known Type Five issue.
- Although technically not passenger plates, the series ZAA 100 to ZZZ 999 was assigned for use on rental cars from 1986 to September 1996, when they were discontinued and replaced with standard passenger plates, using Liberty, 90, and 91 security marks. This was done to discourage carjacking of rental cars. It is the only instance of the year-dated marks on this format. They were manufactured as needed in small quantities, and none were made after 1992.
2001: The return of Empire State
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.
The Empire passenger plate issue began at AAA-1000 in 2001 and ended with EYH-2999. These have A-B-C-D-E prefixes.
2010: Empire Gold
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 Gold passenger plate issue began at FAA-1000 in 2010 and have F, G and now H prefixes currently being issued (5/2015). All of these plates were issued alphabetically with numbers from 1000 through 9999. Passenger plates beginning with H were issued starting mid 2015. After H is exhausted, the prefix is expected skip to J, as the letter I is has not been used recently on standard passenger plates.
"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:
- letters A through Z
- numbers 0 through 9
- a state image
1973 base: 1973–1974 Original Allocation
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.
|Albany||AAA–ABM, ABO–ACB, ACD, ACF–ADK, ADN–AED, AJM, BSM, CEM, CPC, DFG, DFM, EJK, FGS, JAG, JGS, LEA, MAC, RJH, RJR, SPM, WJR|
|Allegany||ALF–ALG, ALL–ALM, ALY, AND, ANG, ARI, BEL, BIS, BOL, CUB, FIL, HOU, HUM, NIL, SWA, WEL|
|Bronx||BWB, BXA–BXZ, BZA–BZZ, CBE, FOR, HWB, JPS, LSG, MSV, NYU, SLG, VCP, XAA–XHZ, XJA–XJJ|
|Broome||BEY–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|
|Cattaraugus||AIR, ASP, BBS, BOV, CAC, CAF–CAH, CAK, CAM, CAO, CAQ, CAT–CAX, CCC, CCV, CGS, CTG, CVC, ELC, LTV, OLE, OLN, ROP, SLC, SLN|
|Cayuga||AUB, CAY, CGK–CGR, CGU–CGZ, CYA–CYG, CYI–CYS, CYU–CYX, CYZ|
|Chautauqua||CCA–CCB, CCD–CCS, CCU, CCW–CCZ, CHA, CHC–CHD, CHJ–CHL, CHQ–CHR, CHU, CHW–CHZ, CXA–CXZ, JMT, MAY|
|Chemung||CHE, CHM, CMA–CMO, CMQ–CMS, CMU–CMZ, EHG, ELA, ELD, ELF–ELH, ELJ–ELK, ELM, ELO–ELR, HHD, NBR|
|Chenango||AFT, BBG, BER, CHG, CHN–CHO, EAR, JID, NBL, NRH, NWC, NWH–NWI, REM, SBN, SBR, TYN|
|Clinton||AFB, CDV, CHP, CLI–CLJ, CLL–CLP, CMP, CUH, CZY, DAM, DJW, ELE, KDL, PLA–PLB, PLT, PRU, PTG, ROP, RPT|
|Columbia||AUS, CAA, CHH, CLA–CLB, CLE–CLH, CLQ–CLS, CLU–CLW, COL, FFM, HLD, HUD, KDH, LFN, PLM, TSP, VLT|
|Cortland||CLD, COR, CRA–CRF, CRH–CRL, CRQ–CRV, CRX–CRZ, CSU, GPS, HMR, MCG, MRT|
|Delaware||DEL, DWA–DWL, DWN–DWX|
|Dutchess||BDV, BEA, DCA–DCG, DCI–DDR, DDT–DDZ, DHA–DHZ, DUB–DUZ, FHK, MIL, PAW, PGH, PGK, POK, POU, RHB, TIV|
|Erie||BBA–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|
|Essex||ELB, ELI, ELY, ESX, FTY, JAY, KEV, LPE, MIV, NHU, PHE, TYE, WIT|
|Franklin||CHT, CLC, CRP, DBK, DJH, DUA, FRA, FRN, FTC, HAR, JJC, MAL, MLC, PSM, RRL, SRL, TUP, WAV, WDS|
|Fulton||BDA, BRD, EKT, EPH, FLT, FUL, GLO, GLV, JOH, JST, KAT, MCO, MYF, NHB, PER, RWT, SAC, VMI, WPR|
|Genesee||ALE, BAV, BTV, EIL, GNA–GNZ, LER, OAK|
|Greene||ATH, CAI, CGF, CKL, CTK, CTS, GRE, GRN, HNF, HTR, KAR, LED, PHM, PRV, TEM, TMC, WND|
|Herkimer||DGV, FFT, HRA–HRU, HRW–HRZ, LIT, MOH|
|Jefferson||ADM, 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|
|Lewis||CGH, CRG, CTL, DMK, LEW, LOW, LWS, LYF, TUR|
|Madison||CAZ, CGT, CHF, CHI, CLK, CST, DYT, MAD, MDA–MDC, MDE–MDR, MRV, PTB, WMP|
|Monroe||BDL, 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|
|Montgomery||AMD, AMS, AST, AUR, CAJ, CJH, FDA, FON, MTG, MTI–MTU, NJN, PGT, VPR, VWN|
|Nassau||ADL, 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|
|Niagara||LOA–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|
|Oneida||BON, 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|
|Onondaga||BWT, 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|
|Ontario||CAN, CNA–CNC, CNE, GEN, GVA–GVF, ONT, OTA–OTN|
|Orange||BLG, 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|
|Orleans||ABN, HLY, KNV, MLL, ORL–ORZ, RGW, SLB, WPT|
|Oswego||AMB, CSQ, CVD, FTO, FUT, HBL, LMG, MXO, OSA–OSB, OSD–OSZ, PLK, PSK, RCM, TEX, VER|
|Otsego||CHV, CPS–CPT, CPW, DBL, DOU, FAM, FEN, JFC, ONE, OTP–OTZ, RIC, RIS|
|Putnam||ACE, AOK, BAL, BCR, BHG, BRE, CAS, CFS, CRM, CRO, CTY, FMP, GAR, KEN, LAK, MAH, NEL, OSC, PAT, PCO, PHI, PTN, PTV–PUZ, VAL|
|Queens||JAA–JAF, JAH–JAJ, JFK, QAA–QBX, QBZ–QZZ|
|Rensselaer||AVP, 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|
|Rockland||CKT, 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. Lawrence||ASW, 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|
|Saratoga||BLL, BRH, BST, BUR, CTH, DMB, HDL, MCV, MHV, SAR, SGR–SGS, SGU–SGZ, SPA, SRA–SRK, SRM–SRV, TES, WLT|
|Schenectady||AEL, 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|
|Schuyler||HEC, KYU, MNF, MTF, SCH, SCR, TYR, WGK, WNE, WTK|
|Suffolk||BAA–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|
|Sullivan||GRV, GSY, HRV, KIA, KZL, LBY, LCS, LIB, LLH, LTY, LYM, MGP, MNT, MTC, RSC, SLV–SLX, SUL, SVN, TMR, WDB, WSS, WTB|
|Tioga||APL, BKS, CND, NCL, NKV, OWE, SPN, TIA–TIO, WVL|
|Tompkins||CRN, CYH, DRY, ETN, ITH, MDD, TAU, TOA–TOX, TRB|
|Ulster||ACC, 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|
|Warren||BLT, CTW, DPT, FWH, GLE–GLF, GOR, LGE, LUZ, NCR, PRS, QBY, SDP, SKI, WRA–WRJ, WRN|
|Washington||ARG, BKK, CBR, CSK, DLT, EDW, FTA, FTE, GIM, GPH, GVL, GWH, HCK, HCM, HFA, HFD, HFL, HPT, WHH, WSA–WSK|
|Wayne||ALT, CHB, CLY, LYO, NWK, PAL, PLY, PMY, RCR, SAV, SDU, WAA–WAQ, WAS–WAU, WAX–WAZ, WIL, WOL, WYN|
|Westchester||AOH, 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|
|Wyoming||ARC, ATT, LET, VAR, WAR, WYA–WYM, WYO–WYQ|
|Letter blocks||County||Letter blocks||County||Letter blocks||County||Letter blocks||County||Letter blocks||County|
|AMD a||Montgomery||CVI||Jefferson||HUM||Allegany||NFK||St. Lawrence||SGT||Ulster|
|BBH–BBR||Erie||DJP||St. Lawrence||KAH||Westchester||NWF||Niagara||SSM||St. Lawrence|
|CLK||Madison||GSM||Rensselaer||MLB||Suffolk||ROP b||Cattaraugus||WTP||St. Lawrence|
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")
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