Vehicle registration plates of Serbia
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).
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
Special license plates
Diplomatic license plates
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.
||vehicle is owned by a diplomat - Ambassade|
||vehicle is owned by accredited non-diplomatic staff - Mission|
||vehicle is owned by a foreign press agency or a foreign cultural representative - Presse|
||vehicle is owned by an office of a foreign company and/or its staff - Economie|
||additional oval plate for vehicles used by the chief of a diplomatic mission - Chef de Mission Diplomatique|
||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
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.
- 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?).