Vehicle registration plates of Wyoming

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The U.S. state of Wyoming first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1913. Plates are issued and regulated by the Wyoming Department of Transportation through its Motor Vehicle Services division.

Wyoming license plates have included an image of a Bucking Horse and Rider since 1936.

Passenger baseplates 1965 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 first Wyoming license plate that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1965 Embossed yellow numbers on black plate with border line; "WYO 65" embossed in yellow block letters at top right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1966 Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; "WYO 66" embossed in white block letters at bottom right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1967 Embossed white numbers on red plate with border line; "WYO 67" embossed in white block letters at top right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1968 Embossed yellow numbers on brown plate with border line; "WYO 68" embossed in yellow block letters at bottom right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1969 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "WYO 69" embossed in white block letters at top right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1970 Embossed yellow numbers on dark green plate with border line; "WYO 70" embossed in yellow block letters at bottom right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1971 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "WYO 71" embossed in white block letters at top right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1972 Embossed brown numbers on yellow plate with border line; "WYO 72" embossed in brown block letters at bottom right none Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 1972 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the first time Wyoming was so honored.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1973 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "WYO 73" embossed in black block letters at top right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1974 As 1972 base, but with "WYO 74" embossed at bottom right none
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1975 Embossed light blue numbers and screened light blue Bucking Horse and Rider on white plate; light blue border line; red band screened at bottom containing "WYOMING" in white block letters in the center, "19" on the left and "75" on the right "THE SPIRIT OF '76 — In the American West!" screened in red Wild West-style font centered above numbers Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A (following exhaustion of above format)
00-A000 (following exhaustion of above format)

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1978 Embossed brown numbers on white plate; brown wooden fence graphic screened at bottom; "WYOMING" screened in Wild West-style font on wooden sign graphic offset to right above numbers; "78" screened in same manner in top left corner none Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A/A (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)

Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 1978 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the second time Wyoming was so honored.
Wyoming 1983 11 751AS.jpg 1983 Embossed brown numbers and screened brown Bucking Horse and Rider on yellow plate; brown wooden fence graphic screened at bottom; "WYOMING" screened in brown serifed letters offset to right above numbers; "83" screened in top left corner none Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A/A (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg January 1988 Embossed red numbers on graphic plate featuring white cloud-covered mountains against a blue sky; "Wyoming" screened in dark blue serifed letters offset to right above numbers "1890 Centennial 1990" screened in dark blue serifed letters below numbers Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A/A (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg January 1993 Embossed dark blue numbers on graphic plate with blue, green and yellow mountains against a pale blue sky; "Wyoming" screened in dark blue serifed letters offset to right above numbers none Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A/A (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg January 2000 Embossed black numbers on graphic plate with Devils Tower screened at right against a cloudy blue sky; "WYOMING" screened in white serifed letters offset to right below numbers none Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-000A (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)
00-00AA (following exhaustion of above format; variable number of digits following divider)
00-0AAA (following exhaustion of above format)

Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 2000 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the third time Wyoming was so honored.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg October 2001[1] As above, but with numbers and Bucking Horse and Rider screened rather than embossed Bucking Horse and Rider originally the same shape as on embossed plates, but later given greater detail.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg January 2008 Screened black numbers on graphic plate featuring the Teton Range, with cloudy blue sky above and green forest below; "WYOMING" screened in white serifed letters centered below numbers none Coded by county of issuance:

00-00000 (variable number of digits following divider)
00-0000A (following exhaustion of above format)

Full-size county codes used for two-digit counties for the first time since 1955; serials increased to five characters in length.

Non-passenger plates[edit]

First issued in 2008.

Image Type Slogan Serial format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Truck None Coded by county of issuance:

00-00000 (variable number of digits following divider)

Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

TRUCK at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Apportioned None A00000 (variable number of digits following divider) Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

APPORTIONED at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Commercial None Coded by county of issuance:

00-00000 (variable number of digits following divider)

Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

COMMERCIAL at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Exempt None E/X-12345 (variable number of digits following divider) Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

EXEMPT at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg City None CITY-12345 (variable number of digits following divider) Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

EXEMPT at top of plate

Previous non-passenger plates[edit]

Image First issued Type Serial format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1993 House Trailer Coded by county of issuance:

00H/T0000 (variable number of digits following divider)

Mountains

HOUSE TRL at bottom of plate

Specialty plates[edit]

First issued in 2008.

Image Type Logo used Serial format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Amateur Radio None Amateur Radio Call Sign Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

AMATEUR RADIO at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Disabled Veteran American Flag

DV Overlay

Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

DISABLED VETERAN at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Emergency Medical Technician Star of Life Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Firefighter Firefighter Logo Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

FIREFIGHTER at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Pearl Harbor Survivor American Flag

PHS Overlay

Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Prisoner of War POW-MIA Banner Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

PRISONER OF WAR at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Purple Heart Recipient Purple Heart Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

COMBAT WOUNDED at top of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg University of Wyoming None Coded by county of issuance:

00-0000 (variable number of digits following divider)

Reflective yellow on brown

UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING at bottom of plate

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Wyoming National Guard National Guard Flags Coded in serial: 0000 Black on reflective white with Teton Range background graphic

NATIONAL GUARD at top of plate

County codes[edit]

Code County
1 Natrona
2 Laramie
3 Sheridan
4 Sweetwater
5 Albany
6 Carbon
7 Goshen
8 Platte
9 Big Horn
10 Fremont
11 Park
12 Lincoln
13 Converse
14 Niobrara
15 Hot Springs
16 Johnson
17 Campbell
18 Crook
19 Uinta
20 Washakie
21 Weston
22 Teton
23 Sublette

References[edit]

  1. ^ "March of the Flats". The Andrew Turnbull Network. Retrieved December 24, 2014. 

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