Vehicle registration plates of Vermont

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The U.S. state of Vermont first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1905. Plates are issued by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Passenger baseplates 1957 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 state's first license plate that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1957-65 (odd years only) Embossed white on forest green with uncolored border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered below numbers, with last two digits of registration year in similar font at bottom right SEE embossed in same letters as VERMONT, at lower left 12345 (rounded numbers) Alternated with white plates from 1957 to 1966
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1958-66 (even years only) Embossed forest green on white with uncolored border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered below numbers, with last two digits of registration year in similar font at bottom right SEE embossed in same letters as VERMONT, at lower left 12345 (rounded numbers)
A1234 (1962 only)
Alternated with forest green plates from 1957 to 1966
Vermont 1968 176753.jpg 1967 Embossed white on green with border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered below numbers, with last two digits of registration year in similar font at bottom right None 1234
A-1234
1234-A
Color changed from forest green to the kelly green used today
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1969 Embossed white on green with border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered below numbers; registration sticker at bottom right corner SEE embossed in lower left corner 1234
A-1234
1234-A
SEE returned to plate
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1972 Embossed white on green with border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered above numbers; registration sticker at bottom left corner SEE embossed in top left corner A-1234
1234-A
AB-123
A123B
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1976 Embossed white on green with border line; VERMONT embossed in plain block letters centered below numbers; white circle embossed to lower left; registration sticker at lower right GREEN MOUNTAINS embossed in thin block letters centered above numbers A-1234
1234-A
AB123
123AB
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1977 Embossed white on green with beveled edge and white rectangular box around numbers; Vermont in white stylized font screened above white box, with white sugar maple in upper left corner; registration sticker at lower right corner Green Mountain State screened in white plain serifed font centered below white box 123A4 (rounded numbers)
1985 Vermont License Plate Sample.jpg 1985 Embossed white on green with beveled edge and white rectangular box around numbers; Vermont in white stylized font screened above white box, with white sugar maple in upper left corner; registration sticker at lower right corner Green Mountain State screened in white plain serifed font centered below white box 1A234
123A4
1AB23
12AB3
ABC 123
123A456 (more rectangular numbers than previous set)
1A100 to 9Y999
100A1 to 999Y9
1AA00 to ?F?99
00AA1 to 99??9
AAB 100 to present[1]
100A100 to present
The "1AA" series never reached 1GA
Currently, the letters I, J, O, Q, U, V and Z are not in regular use.
The "100A100" series are new truck plates issued starting in mid-2009.

Non-passenger types[edit]

Image Type Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Apportioned Bus 12B34

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