Vehicle registration plates of Idaho

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1997-2008 Idaho license plate

The U.S. state of Idaho first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1913.

Passenger baseplates[edit]

1913 to 1967[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, the Automobile Manufacturers Association and the National Safety Council that standardized the size for license plates for vehicles (except those for motorcycles) at 6 inches (15 cm) in height by 12 inches (30 cm) in width, with standardized mounting holes.[1] The 1956 (dated 1957) issue was the first Idaho license plate that fully complied with these standards: the issues from 1952 through 1955 (dated 1953 through 1956) were all six inches in height by twelve inches in width, but had non-standard mounting holes.

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1913 Embossed white numbers on blue plate; "IDAHO 1913" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 2500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1914 Embossed white numbers on red plate; "IDAHO 1914" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 3500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1915 Embossed red numbers on white plate; "IDAHO 1915" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 8000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1916 Embossed black numbers on yellow plate; "IDAHO 1916" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 13000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1917 Embossed yellow numbers on black plate; "IDAHO 1917" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 25000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1918 Embossed white numbers on brown plate; "IDAHO 1918" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 35000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1919 Embossed yellow numbers on dark green plate; "IDAHO 1919" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 40000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg As above, but with "IDA 1919" at right 40001 to approximately 43000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1920 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; "IDA 1920" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 55000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1921 Embossed black numbers on orange plate; black lines at top and bottom borders; "IDAHO 1921" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 65000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1922 Embossed orange numbers on black plate; orange lines at top and bottom borders; "IDA 1922" at right none 12-345 1 to approximately 60-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1923 Embossed orange numbers on silver plate with border line; "IDA 1923" at right none 12-345 1 to approximately 62-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1924 Embossed black numbers on yellow plate; "IDA X-24" at right none 12-345 1 to 60-000; 70-001 to approximately 72-000 Serials 60-001 through 70-000 reserved for trucks.[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1925 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO X-25" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 74-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1926 Embossed black numbers on orange plate with border line; "IDAHO X-26" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 87-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1927 Embossed orange numbers on dark blue plate, "IDAHO–27" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 95-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1928 Debossed green numbers within embossed tan potato graphic on green plate with border line; "IDAHO" and "1928" embossed in tan block letters at bottom left and bottom right respectively "POTATOES" embossed to right of state name in same letters, giving "IDAHO POTATOES" 12-345 1 to approximately 99-999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1929 Embossed golden yellow numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO - 1929" embossed in golden yellow block letters at bottom none 123-456 1 to approximately 120-000
1930 Idaho license plate.jpg 1930 Embossed black numbers on golden yellow plate with border line; "1930 - IDAHO" embossed in black block letters at bottom none 123-456 1 to approximately 112-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1931 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO – 1931" embossed in white block letters at top none 123-456 1 to approximately 115-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1932 Embossed black numbers on orange plate with border line; "IDA" embossed vertically in black block letters at right; embossed "1932" centered at top none A/1 1-234 Coded by county of issuance (A/1)
1933 Idaho license plate.jpg 1933 Embossed orange numbers on black plate; "19 - IDAHO - 33" embossed in orange block letters at bottom none 1A-12-34 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1934 Embossed black numbers on golden yellow plate; "19 - IDAHO - 34" embossed in black block letters at bottom none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1935 Embossed golden yellow numbers on black plate; "19 - IDAHO - 35" embossed in golden yellow block letters at top none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1936 Embossed black numbers on golden yellow plate; "19 - IDAHO - 36" embossed in black block letters at bottom none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1937 Embossed black numbers on silver plate with border line; "IDAHO - 1937" embossed in black block letters at bottom none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1938 Embossed white numbers on maroon plate with border line; "IDAHO - 1938" embossed in white block letters at bottom none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1939 Embossed yellow numbers on blue plate; "IDAHO - 1939" embossed in yellow block letters at bottom none 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1940 Embossed green numbers on gold plate; "1890 IDAHO 1940" embossed in green block letters centered at bottom "50 YEARS STATEHOOD" embossed in green block letters centered at top 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1941 Embossed black numbers on yellow plate; "IDAHO" embossed in black block letters at bottom, offset to right; "1941" embossed in bottom right corner "SCENIC" embossed in black block letters to left of state name, giving "SCENIC IDAHO" 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A)
1942 Idaho license plate.jpg 1942–44 Embossed dark blue numbers on white plate; "IDAHO" embossed in dark blue block letters at bottom, offset to right; "42" embossed in bottom right corner "SCENIC" embossed in dark blue block letters to left of state name, giving "SCENIC IDAHO" 1A-12-345 Coded by county of issuance (1A) Revalidated for 1943 and 1944 with windshield stickers, due to metal conservation for World War II.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1945 Embossed black numbers on golden yellow plate with border line; "IDAHO" embossed in black block letters at bottom, offset to right; "45" embossed in bottom right corner "SCENIC" embossed in black block letters to left of state name, giving "SCENIC IDAHO" A-12-34
0A-12-345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0A) Current county-coding system introduced.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1946 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO" embossed in white block letters at bottom, offset to right; "46" embossed in bottom right corner "SCENIC" embossed in white block letters to left of state name, giving "SCENIC IDAHO" A-12-34
0A-12-345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1947 Embossed white numbers on dark blue plate with border line; embossed white graphic in the center featuring a skier and mountains; "19 IDAHO 47" embossed in white block letters centered at top "Vacation Wonderland" embossed in white block letters centered at bottom A 1234
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1948–49 Embossed black numbers on silver plate; baked potato sticker in the center; "IDAHO 48" embossed in wide black block letters centered at top "World Famous POTATOES" embossed in narrow black block letters centered at bottom A 1234
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A) Revalidated for 1949 with silver tabs.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1950 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO 50" embossed in white block letters centered at top none A 1234
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Idaho 1951 license plate.JPG Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1951–52 Embossed white numbers on maroon plate with border line; "IDAHO 51" embossed in white block letters centered at top none A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A) Revalidated for 1952 with silver tabs.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1953 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO 53" embossed in wide white block letters centered at top "WORLD FAMOUS POTATO" embossed in narrow white block letters at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1954 Idaho license plate.jpg 1954 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 54" embossed in black block letters centered at bottom none A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1955 Embossed white numbers on black plate with border line; "IDAHO 55" embossed in white block letters centered at bottom none A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1956 Embossed black numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 56" embossed in wide black block letters centered at top "WORLD FAMOUS POTATO" embossed in narrow black block letters at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1957 Embossed white numbers on light green plate with border line; "IDAHO 57" embossed in wide white block letters centered at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" embossed in narrow white block letters centered at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1958 Idaho license plate.JPG 1958 Embossed dark green numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 58" embossed in wide dark green block letters centered at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" embossed in narrow dark green block letters centered at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1959 Idaho license plate.JPG 1959 Embossed white numbers on dark green plate with border line; "IDAHO 59" embossed in wide white block letters centered at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" embossed in narrow white block letters centered at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1960 Idaho license plate.JPG 1960 As 1958 base, but with "IDAHO 60" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1958 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1961 As 1959 base, but with "IDAHO 61" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1959 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1962 As 1958 base, but with "IDAHO 62" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1958 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1963 Idaho license plate.jpg 1963 As 1959 base, but with "IDAHO 63" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1959 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1964 Idaho license plate.JPG 1964 As 1958 base, but with "IDAHO 64" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1958 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1965 Idaho license plate.JPG 1965 As 1959 base, but with "IDAHO 65" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1959 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1966 As 1958 base, but with "IDAHO 66" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1958 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
1967 Idaho license plate.JPG 1967 As 1959 base, but with "IDAHO 67" embossed at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" as on 1959 base A 12345
0/A 12345
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)

1968 to present[edit]

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1968–70 Embossed green numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 68" embossed in green block letters centered at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" embossed in green block letters centered at bottom A 12345
0/A 12345
0/A A1234
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1971–73 As above, but with simply "IDAHO" centered at top
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1974 Embossed green numbers on white plate with border line; "IDAHO 74" embossed in green block letters centered at top "FAMOUS POTATOES" embossed in green block letters centered at bottom A 12345
A A1234
0/A 12345
0/A A1234
0/A AB123
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1975–82 As above, but with simply "IDAHO" centered at top
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1982–85 Embossed green numbers on white plate; "IDAHO" screened in green block letters centered at top, with the 'A' resembling a mountain peak "Famous Potatoes" screened in green serifed letters centered at bottom Serials in each county continued from where the 1974–82 plates left off.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1985–87 Embossed green numbers on white plate; screened green lines above and below numbers; screened green Sawtooth Mountains graphic on top line at the right; "IDAHO" screened in green block letters to left of graphic, with the 'A' resembling a mountain peak "Famous Potatoes" screened in green serifed letters centered below numbers, just above bottom line Serials in each county continued from where the 1982–85 plates left off.
Idaho 1990 8B 58 507.jpg 1987 – early
1991
A 12345
0/A 12345
1/A A1234
2/C 123456
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A) Top line cut off at the left, allowing for taller county-code characters. This plate replaced all 1974–87 plates; serials in each county thus restarted from 1.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg early 1991 – September 1991 Narrow dies introduced, allowing for six-digit serials in Canyon County. (Ada County had already gone over to one-letter, four-digit serials after reaching 99999.)
Blank License Plate Shape.svg September 1991 – June
1997
Embossed dark blue numbers on mountain scene with red and white gradient sky, pale blue mountains and dark blue forest; tall dark blue tree screened at far right; "IDAHO" screened in white serifed letters in center of red section of sky "Scenic" screened in white handwritten font to left of state name, giving "Scenic Idaho"; "FAMOUS POTATOES" screened in white serifed letters in center of dark blue forest section A 123456
0/A 123456
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0/A) Modification of the optional Centennial base introduced in 1987 (see Optional types below). Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 1991 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the second time Idaho was so honored.
Idaho Plate 2007.jpg June 1997 – April
2008
As above, but with tall dark blue tree removed and red section of sky reduced in height A 123456
0A 12345
0A A1234
0A AB123
0A 1A234
0A 1234A
0A 123AB
10B 1234
10B A123
Coded by county of issuance (A or 0A) Full-size county codes introduced in addition to design modifications, all for better visibility. Serials in each county continued from where the 1991–97 plates left off, but were now restricted to seven characters (including the county-code characters).
Blank License Plate Shape.svg April 2008[3] – present As above, but with screened black numbers and full white border around plate Serials in each county continued from where the 1997–2008 plates left off.

County coding[edit]

The following county codes have been used on standard-issue Idaho license plates since 1945. The naming convention is the order of the county in an alphabetical list followed by the first letter of the county name. For example, 2T indicates the second county beginning with T in an alphabetical list, or Twin Falls County. If only one county begins with a particular letter, the letter alone serves as the county code. Specialty and vanity license plates do not use county codes; some non-passenger types are county-coded, while others are not.

County Code
Ada 1A
Adams 2A
Bannock 1B
Bear Lake 2B
Benewah 3B
Bingham 4B
Blaine 5B
Boise 6B
Bonner 7B
Bonneville 8B
Boundary 9B
Butte 10B
Camas 1C
Canyon 2C
Caribou 3C
Cassia 4C
Clark 5C
Clearwater 6C
Custer 7C
Elmore E
Franklin 1F
Fremont 2F
Gem 1G
Gooding 2G
Idaho I
Jefferson 1J
Jerome 2J
Kootenai K
Latah 1L
Lemhi 2L
Lewis 3L
Lincoln 4L
Madison 1M
Minidoka 2M
Nez Perce N
Oneida 1O
Owyhee 2O
Payette 1P
Power 2P
Shoshone S
Teton 1T
Twin Falls 2T
Valley V
Washington W

Non-passenger types[edit]

Image Type Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Tractor P/R/P AA 1234 P/R/P AA 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Trailer P/R/P CA 1234 P/R/P CA 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Truck P/R/P BA 1234 P/R/P BA 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Classic 1234 Serials became screened by 9991.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Commercial KA 1234 KA 1 to present Serials became screened around KL 5000.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Dealer D/L/R 1234-56
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Motorcycle MAB 123 MAA 1 to present Serials became screened between MPC 309 and MPH 714.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Old Timer 12
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Street Rod 123A
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Truck Coded by county of issuance:
  • A 12345T
  • A A1234T (following exhaustion of above format)
  • 0A 1234T
  • 0A A123T (following exhaustion of above format)
  • A 1T to A 99999T
  • A A1T to A Z9999T
  • 0A 1T to 0A 9999T
  • 0A A1T to 0A Z999T
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Utility Trailer 123 UAB 1 UAA to present Motorcycle-sized plate.

Government types[edit]

Image Type Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ada County Sheriff AC123 AC1 to present At least some plates issued on "Celebrate Idaho Youth: America's Promise" base.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Department of Building Safety DBS 123 DBS 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Department of Labor J 12 J 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Fire Department F 1 F 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Gem County Sheriff GCS 123 GCS 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Idaho State Police ISP 123 ISP 1 to present

Optional types[edit]

Image Type First issued Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Idaho Centennial: 1890-1990 1987 Embossed dark blue numbers on mountain scene with red and white gradient sky, pale blue mountains and dark blue forest; two tall dark blue trees screened at far left; "IDAHO" and "CENTENNIAL" screened in white serifed letters centered at top and bottom respectively; "1890" screened in top left corner and "1990" in top right corner 12345C 1C to 99999C Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new license plate of 1987 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the first time Idaho was so honored. Adopted as standard passenger base from 1991 onwards (see above).

Since the introduction of this design, the plate has been colloquially referred to by Idahoans as the "nuclear winter" plate. It remains so to this day (with the most recent 2008 design retaining the characteristic features).

C12345 C1 to approximately C78000
1992 123 ABC 100 AAA to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Agriculture As current passenger base, but with a farm scene graphic screened at the far left featuring a red farmhouse, a silver silo and white clouds, and "AGRICULTURE" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section 1234A 1A to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Basque As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a green and white sheep wagon screened at the far left and "BASQUE" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section B1234 B0001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Celebrate Idaho Youth: America's Promise 1234Y 1Y to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Colleges and Universities 1234S
12SAS
1AB2S
1S to 9999S
?
?
Idaho State University redesigned at least by transition to surface-printed serials.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Corvette: America's Sports Car As current passenger base, but with the Corvette logo screened at the far left, "Drive" in white italic serifed letters in the top left corner, and "America's Sports Car" in the same letters on the dark blue forest section 1234M 1M to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Discover Idaho: 1803 Lewis & Clark 1806 As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a pointing Native American Indian woman screened at the far left, "Discover" in white handwritten font to the left of the state name, and "1803 LEWIS & CLARK 1806" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section 1234L 1L to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Discover Idaho Heritage: Appaloosa 2003 1234B
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Early Detection Saves Lives c. 2009 unknown unknown
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Elks USA c. 2009 unknown unknown
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Fire Fighters 1234X 1X to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Forests Today and Tomorrow 1234F 1F to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Historic Idaho: Preserve Our Heritage As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a wooden house and trees screened at the far left, "Historic" in white handwritten font to the left of the state name, and "PRESERVE OUR HERITAGE" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section JA123
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Honoring Our Peace Officers As current passenger base, but with the logo of the Idaho Peace Officers' Memorial screened at the far left and "Honoring our Peace Officers" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section 1234J 1J to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Idaho Biking: Preserve Our Trails
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ideas. Innovations. Idaho. As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a light bulb screened at the far left, with a yellow state shape as its filament, and "IDEAS. INNOVATIONS. IDAHO." in white block letters on the dark blue forest section U1234 U0001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Mining: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow c. 2009 12345C 00001C to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg National Guard 1234G 1G to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg National Rifle Association c. 2009 unknown unknown
Blank License Plate Shape.svg On the Range c. 2009 12345B 00001B to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Purple Heart: Combat Wounded 1234H 1H to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Radio Amateur
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Sawtooth National Recreation Area As current passenger base, but with a graphic screened at the far left featuring a white mountain goat against a purple mountain and a white sun, and "Sawtooth National Recreation Area" in white block letters on the dark blue forest section 1234Z 1Z to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Scenic Idaho: Wild Rivers 1234U 1U to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ski Idaho: Winter Wonderland As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a skier screened at the far left, "Ski" in white cursive letters to the left of the state name, and "WINTER WONDERLAND" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section 1234K 1K to 9999K
123AK 1AK to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Snowmobile: World's Best Trails 1234N 1N to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Special Olympics June 2008[4] As current passenger base, but with the logo of the 2009 Special Olympics World Winter Games screened at the far left and "SPECIAL OLYMPICS" in white block letters on the dark blue forest section unknown unknown
Blank License Plate Shape.svg State Capitol Restoration 1234R 1R to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Support Our Troops 12345S 00001S to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Supporting Rider Education As current passenger base, but with the logo of the Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program, featuring three motorcyclists, screened at the far left and "Supporting Rider Education" in white block letters on the dark blue forest section 1234P 1P to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg The Gem State As current passenger base, but with a graphic screened at the far left consisting of a diamond, two quartz crystals and a star garnet, and "THE GEM STATE" in white serifed letters on the dark blue forest section 12345E 00001E to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Timeless Idaho Values: Boy Scouts 1234I 1I to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran 1234V 1V to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wilderness - Frank Church: River of No Return and Selway-Bitterroot
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife – bluebird 12345 1 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife – cutthroat 2003 1234D 1D to 9999D
123AD 1AD to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wildlife – elk 1998
redesigned c. 2008
1234E 1E to 9999E Awarded "Plate of the Year" for best new optional license plate of 1998 by the Automobile License Plate Collectors Association, the third time Idaho was so honored. Co-recipient with Alaska.
123AE 1AE to 999ZE
12ABE 1AAE to 99ZZE
12A3E 1A0E to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg World Famous Potatoes As current passenger base, but with a graphic of a baked potato screened at the far left, "World" and "Famous" in white handwritten font on either side of the state name, and "Potatoes" in the same font on the dark blue forest section 1234T 1T to present
Optional license plate types

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garrish, Christopher (October 2016). "Reconsidering the Standard Plate Size". Plates. Vol. 62 no. 5. Automobile License Plate Collectors Association. 
  2. ^ "Idaho License Plates". allaboutlicenseplates.com. Retrieved July 17, 2017. 
  3. ^ "March of the Flats". The Andrew Turnbull Network. Retrieved March 29, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Sale of new license plates to benefit 2009 Special Olympics World Games in Idaho". Idaho Transportation Department. June 6, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 

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