Vehicle registration plates of Quebec

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The Canadian province of Quebec first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display licence plates in 1912. Plates are currently issued by the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (Quebec Automobile Insurance Corporation).

From 1963 to 1977 (except 1967), licence plates carried the slogan La Belle Province ("The Beautiful Province"), a nickname for Quebec. Since 1978, they have carried Je me souviens ("I remember"), the official motto of the province.

Quebec legislation requires only rear plates, though there are certain cases where front plates are also required. Quebec is also one of only two provinces where decals are not used to show that the vehicle has valid registration (the other being Saskatchewan).

Quebec will start issuing vanity plates in September 2015.[1] This will make Newfoundland and Labrador the last jurisdiction in North America that does not issue such plates.

Passenger plates 1968 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 licence 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 Quebec licence plate that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Description Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1968 Embossed white numbers on blue plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in white block letters centered above numbers; white fleur-de-lys and "68" embossed at far left, separated from numbers by dividing line "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in white block letters centered below numbers 1A-2345 1A-0001 to approximately 9S-1000
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1969 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in black block letters centered above numbers; black fleur-de-lys and "69" embossed at far left, separated from numbers by dividing line "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in black block letters centered below numbers 1A-2345 1A-0001 to approximately 1V-2500
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1970 Embossed white numbers on green plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in white block letters centered above numbers; white fleur-de-lys and "70" embossed at far left, separated from numbers by dividing line "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in white block letters centered below numbers 1A-2345 1A-0001 to 9Z-9999
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1971 Embossed black numbers on pea green plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in black block letters centered above numbers; black fleur-de-lys and "71" embossed at far left, separated from numbers by dividing line "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in black block letters centered below numbers 123-456 100-001 to 999-999
1A-2345 (following exhaustion of above format) 1A-0001 to approximately 8J-2500
1972 QC passenger plate.jpg 1972 Embossed white numbers on red plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in white block letters centered above numbers; white fleur-de-lys embossed in top left corner and "72" in top right corner "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in white block letters centered below numbers 123-456 100-001 to 999-999
1A-2345 (following exhaustion of above format) 1A-1 to approximately 9K-5000
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1973 Embossed red numbers on white plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in red block letters centered above numbers; "19" embossed in top left corner and "73" in top right corner; red fleur-de-lys used as separator in numbers "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in red block letters centered below numbers 123-456 100-001 to
999-999
1A-2345 (following exhaustion of above format) 1A-0001 to approximately 8M-1250
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1974 Embossed black numbers on yellow plate with border line; "QUÉBEC" embossed in black block letters centered above numbers; black fleur-de-lys embossed in top left corner and "74" in top right corner "LA BELLE PROVINCE" embossed in black block letters centered below numbers 123A456 100A001 to 999A999
123E456 100E001 to 999E999
123H456 100H001 to approximately 450H000
1977 QC passenger plate.png 1977 Light blue base with embossed dark blue lettering "La belle province" 123A456
Quebec 1979.jpeg 1979 blue on reflective white Je me souviens 123A456
Quebec 1992 license plate.jpg (1983 sticker) dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens ABC 123 validated with stickers until 1992
Quebec License Plate.jpg 1996 dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens 123 ABC
Quebec 2012 Plate.JPG 2009 dark blue on reflective white Je me souviens A12 BCD
Quebec electric vehicle license plate.png 2011 green on reflective white with electric vehicle pictogram on lower left corner Je me souviens E00 VEA electric vehicles only

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vanity licence plates coming to Quebec". CBC News. 30 January 2014. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 

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