Vehicle registration plates of Washington (state)

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The U.S. state of Washington first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1916.

Passenger baseplates 1958 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
1958 Embossed white numbers on green plate; border line; WASHINGTON embossed in block letters centered below numbers none ABC 123 County-coded
Washington 1963 MAF 756.jpg 1963 Embossed dark green numbers on white plate; border line; WASH. 63 embossed in block letters centered below numbers none ABC 123 County-coded
1965 Embossed dark green numbers on white plate; border line; WASHINGTON embossed in block letters centered below numbers none ABC 123 County-coded
Washington 1980 DNK 845.jpg 1968 Embossed green numbers on white plate; border line; WASHINGTON embossed in block letters offset to left above numbers none ABC 123 County-coded
1983 Embossed green numbers on white plate; border line; WASHINGTON screened in block letters offset to left above numbers none ABC 123 County-coded
Washington 1988 269-ARJ.jpg 1987 Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate with light blue Mount Rainier graphic; dark blue border line; Washington screened in red serifed letters centered above numbers Centennial Celebration screened in red serifed letters centered below numbers 123-ABC 000-AAA to 999-DGP
1991 Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate with light blue Mount Rainier graphic; dark blue border line; Washington screened in red serifed letters centered above numbers none 123-ABC 000-DGQ to 999-JNZ
Washington 1998 522-SEP.jpg 1998 Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate with light blue Mount Rainier graphic; WASHINGTON screened in red block letters offset to left above numbers EVERGREEN STATE screened in red block letters centered below numbers 123-ABC 000-JOA to 999-ZZZ
January 1, 2010-present ABC1234[1] AAA0000 to ASN9999 (as of September 25, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Washington DOL press release: 2 November 2009

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