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.

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
New York 1937 1J15-83.jpg 1937 Black on deep orange 0A00-00
NEW YORK 1957 LICENSE PLATE, STANDARD 12 X 6 INCH SIZE - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg 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.
NEW YORK 1958 LICENSE PLATE - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg 1958–1959 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 Renewed with tabs for 1959.
1960 New York License Plate.jpg 1960–1961 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 Renewed with tabs.
New York 1962 Sample.jpg 1962–1963 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 Renewed with tabs.
1964-65-New-York-license-plate.jpg 1964–1965 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
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.jpg 1966–1973 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
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.jpg 1973–1986 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
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.jpg 1986–2001 Liberty 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 plates none ABC 123
1AB 234
A1B 234
A12 3BC
AB1 23C1
various Validated with windshield decal.
2001 New York License Plate.jpg 2001 – April 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[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.jpg from 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 bar EMPIRE STATE in smaller serifed block letters at bottom of plate ABC-12341 with embossed New York State outline as separator FAA-1000[1] to GXA-2999[4] (as of November 19, 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.

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.

Optional baseplates[edit]

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
NYLogoPlate.JPG

NYLogoPlateCurved.JPG
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.

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 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:

Type One:

  • 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.

Type Two:

  • 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.

Type Three:

  • 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.

Type Four:

  • 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.

Type Five:

  • 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[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.

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[edit]

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 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 early 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.

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:

  • letters A through Z
  • numbers 0 through 9
  • spaces
  • a state image

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.

County Letter blocks
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
Hamilton HAM, LPL
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
Livingston LVA–LVY
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
Schoharie SHA–SHM
Schuyler HEC, KYU, MNF, MTF, SCH, SCR, TYR, WGK, WNE, WTK
Seneca SEB–SEW
Steuben STA–STZ, THA–THV
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
Yates YCA–YCJ

Alphabetical cross-reference[edit]

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

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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