Vehicle registration plates of Wyoming

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The State of Wyoming first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1913. License 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. 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.

Current Issue License Plates[edit]

Standard Issue Plates[edit]

First issued in 2008.

Image Type Slogan Serial Format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Passenger None Coded by County of Issuance:

00-00000 (Variable number of digits following divider)

Black on Reflective White with Teton Range Background Graphic
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

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

Specialty Plates[edit]

First issued in 2008.

Image Type Logo Used Serial Format Notes
Amateur Radio None Amateur Radio Call Sign Black on Reflective White with Teton Range Background Graphic

AMATEUR RADIO at top of plate

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

Emergency Medical Technician Star of Life Coded in Serial:

0000

Black on Reflective White with Teton Range Background Graphic
Firefighter Firefighter Logo Coded in Serial:

0000

Black on Reflective White with Teton Range Background Graphic

FIREFIGHTER at top of plate

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

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

Purple Heart Recipient Purple Heart Coded in Serial:

0000

Black on Reflective White with Teton Range Background Graphic

COMBAT WOUNDED at top of plate

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

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

Prior Issue License Plates[edit]

Standard Issue Passenger Plates[edit]

Image First Issued Slogan Serial format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1969 None Unknown Reflective White on Dark Blue
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1970 None Unknown Reflective Yellow on Dark Green
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1971 None Unknown Reflective White on Black
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1972 None Unknown Brown on Reflective Yellow

Awarded "Plate of the Year" of 1972 by the ALPCA.

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1973 None Unknown Black on Reflective White
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1974 None Unknown Brown on Reflective Yellow
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1975 THE SPIRIT OF '76 — In the American West! 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) [1]

Blue on Reflective White
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1978 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)

Brown on Reflective White with Brown Wooden Fence Graphic

Awarded "Plate of the Year" of 1978 by the ALPCA.

Wyoming 1983 11 751AS.jpg 1983 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)

Brown on Reflective Yellow with Brown Wooden Fence Graphic
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1988 1890 Centennial 1990 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)

Red on Reflective White
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1993 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)

Mountains
2000 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)

Black on Reflective White with Devil's Tower Background Graphic

Serials were originally embossed, but later surface-printed. On surface printed plates, the bucking bronco was initially the same shape as on embossed plates, but it was later given greater detail.
Awarded "Plate of the Year" of 2000 by the ALPCA.

Standard Issue 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]

None at this time

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

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Only in Laramie County.

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