Vehicle registration plates of Colombia

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Colombia requires its residents to register their motor vehicles and display vehicle registration plates. The current plate design was introduced in the 1990s, but some of the previous 1972 through 1990 design remain in use.

Current plate types[edit]

Category Image Type Colors Serial format Legends
English Spanish
Passenger Placa particular CO.jpg Private Particular black on yellow ABC·123 The municipality of issuance is embossed at the bottom of the plate. Plates issued in Bogotá until 2000 read "STFE DE BOGOTA" and "BOGOTA D.E", while those issued since read "BOGOTA D.C.".
Placa Blanca.jpg Commercial Comercial black on white
Non-passenger Placa Oficial.jpg Official Oficial white on green OAB·123
Placa Auto Antiguo.jpg Antique car Auto antiguo black on white with vertical blue stripes at left and right and blue graphic of an antique car at center ABC·123 "ANTIGUO" is screened at the top of the plate and the municipality of issuance is embossed at the bottom of the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Motorcycle Motocicleta black on yellow ABC·12D (current);
ABC·12 (previous, still in use).
"COLOMBIA" is embossed at the bottom of the plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Auto rickshaw private Mototaxi privado black on yellow 123·ABC
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Auto rickshaw commercial Mototaxi commercial black on white 123·ABC
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Trailer Remolque white on green R·12345
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Tank truck Carrotanque white on red T·1234
Diplomatic Placa Azul CC.jpg Consular corps Cuerpo consular white on blue CC·1234
Colombian diplomatic vehicle registration plate.jpg Diplomatic corps Cuerpo diplomático CD·1234
Colombian international organization vehicle registration plate.JPG International organization Organización internacional OI·1234
Placa Azul AT.jpg Non-diplomatic staff Servicio Administrativo y Técnico AT·1234
Armed Forces Blank License Plate Shape.svg Colombian Air Force Fuerza Aérea Colombiana yellow on black FAC
123456
Placa Policia.jpg National Police Policía Nacional green on white 12-3456 "COLOMBIA" is screened at the top of the plate and "POLICIA NACIONAL" is screened at the bottom of the plate.

Previous plate types[edit]

Category Image Type Years Colors Serial format Legends
English Spanish
Passenger Colombia vehicle registration plate 1975-1990.jpg Private Particular 1972-1990 white on black AB 1234 "COLOMBIA" is embossed at the bottom of the plate
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Commercial Comercial white on purple
Non-passenger Blank License Plate Shape.svg Official Oficial yellow on black OA 1234