Vehicle registration plates of Connecticut

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The U.S. state of Connecticut first required its residents to register their motor vehicles in 1903. Registrants provided their own license plates for display until 1905, when the state began to issue plates.[1] Since then, Connecticut has used a variety of license plate designs, and has issued different designs for passenger, non-passenger, and, more recently, optional plate types that often require an additional fee.

For most classes of vehicles, plates are issued in pairs, for the front and rear of the vehicle respectively. Plates were validated with metal date tabs from 1937 through 1963, then with plate stickers until 2006, and finally with windshield stickers until 2010. Plate stickers continue to be used on plates for vehicles that do not have a windshield, or are part of fleets that frequently rotate plates among vehicles.

Until 2013 Connecticut, as a rule, skipped the number 0 as the leading digit in its plates, with the exception of dealer plates. Between July 2013 and August 2015, temporary 1ABCD2 and 1AB-CD2 serial formats were used, both of which allowed 0 to be used as the leading digit. In August 2015, a permanent AB-12345 serial format was introduced, and the number 0 could be used as the first of the five digits in the serial.

Passenger baseplates[edit]

1905 to 1936[edit]

Image Dates issued Description Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1905–09 White serial on black porcelain plate C1234 C1 to C9999 Each serial was specific to the motorist, rather than to an individual plate (so if the motorist owned more than one vehicle, the plates on each would display the same serial). Annual re-registration commenced 1907.[2]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1910 White serial on red porcelain plate C12345 C1 to approximately C11400
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1911 Blue serial on white porcelain plate C12345 C1 to approximately C14000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1912 White serial on green porcelain plate C12345 C1 to approximately C17700
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1913 White serial on blue porcelain plate C12345 C1 to approximately C21800
Connecticut 1914 license plate - Number 7952.jpg 1914 White serial on green porcelain plate; vertical "CONN" and "1914" at left and right respectively 12345 1 to approximately 25000 First dated plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1915 Yellow serial on black porcelain plate; vertical "CONN" and "1915" at left and right respectively 12345 1 to approximately 34000
Connecticut 1916 license plate.jpg 1916 White serial on black porcelain plate; vertical "CONN" and "1916" at left and right respectively 12345 1 to approximately 49000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1917 Dark blue serial on white flat metal plate; vertical "CONN" and "1917" on dark blue bands at left and right respectively 12345 1 to approximately 62000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1918 Dark green serial on white flat metal plate; vertical "CONN" and "1918" on dark green bands at left and right respectively 12-345 1 to approximately 70-000
1919 Connecticut license plate.JPG 1919 Black serial on white flat metal plate; "CONN. 1919" centered at bottom 12-345 1 to approximately 83-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1920 Embossed blue serial on white plate with border line; "CONN.–1920" centered at bottom 12-345 1 to approximately 99-000 First embossed plate.
1921 Connecticut license plate.JPG 1921 Embossed yellow serial on black plate with border line; "CONN.–1921" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 110-000
1922 Connecticut license plate.JPG 1922 Embossed maroon serial on white plate with border line; "CONN.–1922" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 125-000
1923 Connecticut License Plate.jpg 1923 Embossed white serial on dark green plate; "CONN. 1923" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 157-000
1924 Connecticut license plate.jpg 1924 Embossed black serial on gray plate; "CONN. 1924" centered at bottom 12-345 1 to approximately 98-000
A-1234 Coded by branch office[3]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1925 Embossed white serial on navy blue plate; "CONN. 1925" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 104-000
A-1234 Coded by branch office
Connecticut 1926 license plate - Number A-1845.jpg 1926 Embossed black serial on yellow plate; "CONN. 1926" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 112-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
1927 Connecticut license plate.jpg 1927 Embossed white serial on maroon plate; "CONN. 1927" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 118-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1928 Embossed white serial on navy blue plate; "CONN. 1928" centered at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 128-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1929 As 1927 base, but with "CONN. 1929" at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 135-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1930 As 1928 base, but with "CONN. 1930" at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 133-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1931 As 1927 base, but with "CONN. 1931" at bottom 123–456 1 to approximately 137-000
A-12-345 Coded by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1932 Embossed white serial on navy blue plate; "CONN. 1932" at bottom 1234
A123
A/B123
Issued in blocks by branch office Plates with the A/B123 serial format had the state abbreviation and year offset to the right. This practice continued until 1937.
1933 Connecticut license plate.jpg 1933 Embossed white serial on maroon plate; "CONN. 1933" at bottom 1234
A123
A/B123
Issued in blocks by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1934 As 1932 base, but with "CONN. 1934" at bottom 1234
A123
A/B123
Issued in blocks by branch office
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1935 As 1933 base, but with "CONN. 1935" at bottom 1234
A123
A/B123
Issued in blocks by branch office
1936 Connecticut License Plate.jpg 1936 Embossed yellow serial on navy blue plate; "CONN. 1936" at bottom 1234
A123
A/B123
Issued in blocks by branch office

1937 to 1956[edit]

Image Dates issued Description Serial format Serials issued Notes
1938 Connecticut license plate.jpg1942 Connecticut license plate.jpg 1937–41 Embossed black serial on silver plate; vertical "CONN" at right; tab box at bottom center 1234 1 to 9999 Validated for 1937, 1940 and 1943 with yellow tabs; for 1938, 1941 and 1946 with silver tabs; for 1939, 1942, 1945 and 1947 with light green tabs; and for 1944 with white tabs. In the A/1 123 serial format, the letter progressed before the small number (A/2 through Z/2, then A/3 through Z/3, etc.).[3]
A/ 123 A/ 1 to Z/ 999
A/B 123 A/A 1 to Z/Z 999
1941–46 1/A 123 2/A 1 to 8/Z 999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1946–47 As above, but with border line 9/A 1 to 9/Z 999
1947 A/1 123 A/2 100 to approximately Y/3 999
1948 Connecticut license plate.JPG 1948–51 Embossed black serial on reflective aluminum plate with border line; "CT" at bottom right; tab box at bottom center 1234 1 to 9999 Validated for 1948, 1951 and 1954 with yellow tabs; for 1949 and 1952 with silver tabs; for 1950 and 1955 with light green tabs; and for 1953 and 1956 with red tabs.
A/ 123 A/ 1 to Z/ 999
A/B 123 A/A 1 to Z/Z 999
1/A 123 2/A 1 to 9/Z 999
1951–53 A/1 123 A/2 100 to Z/9 999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1953–54 As above, but with narrower dies 12345 10000 to 99999
1954 Connecticut license plate.jpg 1954 As above, but non-reflective A/B 1234 A/A 1000 to A/C 9999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1954–56 As above, but with "CONN" at bottom right A/D 1000 to approximately B/B 6000

1957 to present[edit]

In 1956, the United States, Canada, and Mexico 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.[4] The 1956 (dated 1957) issue was the first Connecticut license plate that complied with these standards.[5]

Plates continued to be validated with tabs each year through 1960. Monthly staggered registration commenced in 1961; tabs were used for expirations from May 1962 through February 1963, and stickers thereafter.[citation needed]

The "Constitution State" slogan was first used on the 1974 blue-on-white base. This base did not hold up well and was discontinued in 1976; remaining plates were recalled in 1990 and replaced with white-on-blue plates bearing the same serials.[citation needed]

From 1980 through 1987, only rear plates were issued as a cost-saving measure. When front plates became mandatory again in 1987, the design of the 1976 white-on-blue base was changed in order to distinguish between plates issued in pairs and rear-only plates, with a state shape added in the top left corner and the "Constitution State" slogan moved from the top to the bottom.[6]

The current sky blue base was introduced in January 2000. Between September 2000 and August 2002, all remaining 1957–74 and 1976–99 plates were replaced with plates on this base bearing the same serials. Hence, serials issued in 1957 can be seen on the current base.

Plate stickers continued to be issued through August 2006 (the last being used for August 2008 expirations). From September 2006 through July 2010, windshield stickers were used instead (the last being used for July 2012 expirations); these were discontinued after the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles began allowing police agencies to use license plate scanners to verify registrations.[7][8]

Image Dates issued Description Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1957 Embossed white serial on blue plate with border line; "CONNECTICUT" at bottom, offset to left none 12345 1 to 99999 In the two-letter serial formats, serials with C or D as the first letter were reserved for Combination and Used Dealer plates respectively.
1959 Connecticut license plate.JPG AB 123 AA 1 to
ZZ 999
1960 Connecticut license plate.jpg AB1234 AA1000 to BH9999
1963 Connecticut license plate.JPG 1958–66 123·456 100·000 to 999·999
Connecticut 1971 license plate - Number GX-7113.jpg 1966–74 AB·1234 BJ·1000 to NZ·9999; ZA·1000 to ZF·9999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1974–76 Embossed blue serial on reflective white plate with border line; "CONNECTICUT" centered at bottom "CONSTITUTION STATE" centered at top AB·12341 PA·1000 to approximately TP·4999
Connecticut license plate, 1976–1980 series with January 1978 sticker.png 1976–80 Embossed reflective (glass-beaded) white serial on blue plate with border line; "CONNECTICUT" centered at bottom "CONSTITUTION STATE" at top AB·12341 TP·5000 to YZ·9999; ZG·1000 to ZZ·9999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1980–87 123·ABC1 100·AAA to 999·EVX Letters I and Q not used in this serial format. 'C' series reserved for Combination plates.
Connecticut 1987 Base License Plate.jpg 1987 – December 1999 Similar to above, but with "CONNECTICUT" at top and embossed state shape at top left "CONSTITUTION STATE" at bottom 123·ABC1 100·EVY to 999·NZM 'L' series reserved for optional Preserve the Sound plates.
Connecticut license plate, 2004 - 784-PAJ.jpg January 2000 – June 2013 Embossed dark blue serial on reflective gradient sky blue and white plate with dark blue border line; "Connecticut" screened in dark blue centered at top; screened dark blue state shape at top left "Constitution State" screened in dark blue centered at bottom 123·ABC2 100·NZN to 999·ZZX 'O' series not used. 'V' series reserved for Veteran plates.
June – December 2013 1ABCD2 0AAAA0 to 9AGGX9 Temporary serial formats used until the completion of a computer upgrade to allow standard seven-character serials (below). Initial 1ABCD2 format revised with addition of dot separator in response to visibility concerns. Letters C, I, Q, Y and Z not used in either format; O used in the 1ABCD2 format but not in the 1AB·CD2 format.
December 2013 – August 2015 1AB·CD2 0AG·HA0 to 9AX·XX9
August 2015 – present AB·12345 AA·00001 to AU·10000 (as of February 20, 2019)[9] Standard seven-character serials introduced following the completion of the aforementioned computer upgrade.

Notes

  • 1 Plus remakes of serials issued on previous bases: 123–456 and AB-1234 formats
  • 1 Plus remakes of serials issued on previous bases: 123–456, AB-1234, and 123-ABC formats (serials from 100-AAA to 999-NZM)
  • 2 Plus remakes of serials issued on previous bases: 123–456, AB-1234, and 123-ABC formats (serials from 100-AAA to 999-NZM)

Current plate types[edit]

Non-passenger types[edit]

Image Type Serial
format
Design Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg All Terrain G·1234 Motorcycle-sized.
Connectiut 2002 HAM Radio License Plate.gif Amateur Radio (various) Embossed lightning bolt divider in serial. This type started in the 1950s. Plates are issued to amateur (ham) radio operators, with the operator's FCC call sign as the registration number.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Ambulance 123
1234
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned 12345·A Red serial. This type seems to have started in the mid-1980s from 1000·A.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Bus 1234
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Camp Trailer 123·456 "Camp Tr." legend. This type started in 1924, with plates similar to regular commercial plates except for a 'B-' prefix. This continued until 1932 when "Camp Tr." was spelled out for the first time, and the 'B-' was dropped.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Camper 12345
123·456
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Classic Vehicle (Motorcycle) 1234 Blue on white. Issued for use on vehicles at least 20 years old. Previously "Early American," black on white.
Classic Vehicle (Passenger) 1A·123 Blue on white. Issued for use on vehicles at least 20 years old. Previously "Early American," black on white. The earliest of the "Early American" plates were issued in 1952. These were porcelain plates, black on a white background. Previous sequence of 12345 has reached 99999 and shifted to the new format.
Combination C·123456 "Constitution State" legend; "COMB" embossed vertically at right. This type started in 1922, with the same size, colors and format as regular passenger plates but with a 'C' prefix. Previously CA·1234, C·12345, 12345, 123·CAB, 1C·2345, 12C·345 on past bases remade on the current base; 12345·C, 1CA·234, 12C·A34, 1234·CA, and 1234·DA on the current base.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Combination – Handicapped 123·R
123·S
123·T
"Constitution State" legend. Wheelchair embossed to right of serial; "COMB" embossed vertically to right of wheelchair.
Commercial A·12345 "Constitution State" legend with "COMM" embossed vertically at left. Red serial.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Connecticut News Photographer 12·C/N/P "Constitution State" legend.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Construction 1234 Red serial. This type appears to have started sometime in the late 1960s or early 1970s. Plates are generally used on heavy equipment with limited to no highway use.
Factory 1234 Blue serial through at least 1821; red serial from at least 2399. This type started in the mid-1920s, with a "FAC" legend slanted downwards on the right side of the plate after the serial number.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Farm 1234
12345
Red serials through at least 37638; blue serials by at least 44132. This type started in 1933.
2001 Connecticut Fire Apparatus Sample License Plate.jpg Fire Apparatus 1234 Red serial.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Handicapped – Passenger 123·A
1234·Z
1234·Y (backwards issue)
"Constitution State" legend. Wheelchair embossed at right.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Hearse U·123
U·8123
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Interstate Z1234Z
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Medical Doctor MD·1234 MD·0001 to MD·0999 followed MD·1000 to MD·9999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg New York Press NYP·123 NYP·001 to NYP·999
Used by news reporters to park in Working Press zones in New York City.[10][11]
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Livery L1234L These plates are used on limousines and for-hire cars (but not taxis).

The 'Livery' type started in 1910 and was used on vehicles which transported people for a charge.

Blank License Plate Shape.svg Medal of Honor 1
CT 2004 MC.jpg Motorcycle 123·456 This type started in 1903. From 1903 through 1911, the registrant supplied their own (homemade) plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Motorcycle – Handicapped 123·M Wheelchair embossed to right of serial.
Connecticut 1999 Municipal License Plate.jpg Municipal AB
12·AB
123·AB
ABC
12·ABC
123·ABC
These plates are used on town/city government vehicles – police cars to dump trucks.

This type started in the mid-1970s. Prior to this, vehicles such as police cars used regular run-of-the-mill passenger car plates.

Letters signify municipality.
Municipal – Preserve the Sound AB
12·AB
123·AB
ABC
12·ABC
123·ABC
Uses a "MUNICIPAL CT" sticker in place of validation sticker. Letters signify municipality.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Official 1
Blank License Plate Shape.svg School Bus S1234S
12S34
12A34
Prior to this, school buses used Serv. Bus plates. School Bus plates launched in 1995 decals.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg School Bus/Livery Bus 1SL23
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Service Bus 12345 This type started sometime in the 1940s.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Snowmobile 12345 Motorcycle-sized.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg State Service Bus 123 This type started sometime in the 1970s. Plates are typically used on buses belonging to the State Vocational schools, the State University system, and prisoner transport buses.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Taxi T1234T This type started in 1931, with a "TAXI" legend.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Trailer V·12345 Red serial. Examples have been reported as early as 1932. Generally the size and colors have been the same as Commercial plates.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Transporter 1234 All-embossed red on yellow; captioned "TRANS." This type is believed to have started in the late 1940s. Plates have all-numeric serials.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Vanpool 1234
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Wrecker 1234
12345
All-embossed black on orange. This type appears to have started in 1954. Plates are used on tow trucks from shops that also have Dealer or Repair plates. Non-dealer or repair tow trucks use regular Commercial plates.

Optional issues[edit]

Image Type Serial
Format
Design Notes
CT IUOE 478.jpg
Optional Issues – Passenger 123·ABC
1ABC2
Types confirmed as using 1ABC2 format: Blue Knights, Combat Wounded, Ducks Unlimited, Fraternal Order of Police, Garden Clubs, Greenways, Laos War Veteran, Meriden, Norwich, Olympic Spirit, Silent Service, UCONN. Letters I, O, and Q are used in any letter position. Elks previously used 123-ELK; UCONN 1999 NCAA National Champions: 123·PEP; Olympic Spirit: 123·WIN; Penn State University: 123·PSU.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Special issues – Combination 1CAB2
Connecticut 1997 Preserve Candlewood Lake Authority License Plate.gif Candlewood Lake Authority
Connecticut Caring For Pets Sample License Plate.jpg Caring for Pets 123·PET
123·DOG
123·CAT
123·TLC
123·WAG
123·WOF
1ABC2
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Keep Kids Safe 123·ZZY Previously 123·KID, 123·TOT, 123·ZZZ.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Olympic Spirit 123·WIN
1ABC2
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Police Memorial 123·OFC
1ABC2
Connecticut 1992 Preserve The Sound license plate sample.gif Preserve the Sound – Passenger 123·LAA LAK, LAL, LAM, LAN, LAO, LAP, LAR, LAS, and LAT series use Maine dies.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Camp Trailer
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Camper 123·LA "CAMP" embossed vertically.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Combination 123·LA "COMB" printed vertically to left of serial. Serials issued in descending order from 999·LZ.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Combination Handicapped 123L "COMB" printed vertically to left of serial.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Commercial 123·CA "COMM" printed vertically to left of serial; red serial. Previously 000·LA, for which the high is 269·LC.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Preserve the Sound – Handicapped 123L
Blank License Plate Shape.svg United We Stand – Passenger 1BAC2 Original format was 000·USA.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg United We Stand – Combination 1BCA2 "CO" and "MB" embossed vertically above and below separator dot. Original format was USA·123.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Passenger 123·VAA Originally 123·VET, then VAA and up.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Camper
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Combination 123·VSA "CO" and "MB" embossed vertically above and below separator dot. Originally 123·VET.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Combination Handicapped 1V·23 Wheelchair embossed at right of plate. Format of 1V23 followed by "COMB" embossed vertically through at least 1V13; switched to format of 1V·23 with "CO" and "MB" embossed vertically above and below a separator dot at 3V·56 or lower.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Commercial 123·VZA
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Handicapped 1V·23 Wheelchair embossed to left of serial. Previously 000·V
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – Motorcycle "Veteran – MC" legend.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran with V/E/T 123 V/E/T
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Veteran – POW 123 P/O/W
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Volunteer Firefighter – Passenger 123·AB "Constitution State" slogan with small logo at right.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Volunteer Firefighter – Combination 123·CA "Constitution State" slogan with small logo at right.

Annual types[edit]

Type Serial format Design Notes
Dealer – Motorcycle New MXA·0, MXAA·0, MXA·00, MXAA·00, MXA·000 "Dealer" legend. Numerical suffix signifies the dealership, which receives plates with sequential letters following the X.
Dealer – Motorcycle Used MDA·0, MDAA·0, MDA·00, MDAA·00, MDA·000 "Dealer" legend. Numerical suffix signifies the dealership, which receives plates with sequential letters following the D.
Dealer – Passenger New XA·0, XAA·0, XA·00, XAA·00, XA·000, XAA·000, XA·0000 "Dealer" legend. Numerical suffix signifies the dealership, which receives plates with sequential letters following the X.
Dealer – Passenger Used DA·0, DAA·0, DA·00, DAA·00, DA·000, DAA·000, DA·0000 "Dealer" legend. Numerical suffix signifies the dealership, which receives plates with sequential letters following the D.
Dealer – Special SX·0000 "Dealer" legend. Issued sequentially, not coded by dealership.
Dismantler DA·0000 "Dismantler" legend.
Repair RA·000, RA·0000 "Repair" legend. Numerical suffix signifies the repairer, which receives plates with sequential letters following the R.

Political types[edit]

On both flat blue on white and Preserve the Sound bases:

  • Assistant Majority Leader
  • Assistant Minority Leader
  • Deputy Majority Leader
  • Deputy Minority Leader

Municipality codes[edit]

Code Municipality
AS Ansonia
AV Avon
BA Barkhamsted
BD Bloomfield
BE Berlin
BF Beacon Falls
BK Brookfield
BL Bethel
BM Bethlehem
BPT Bridgeport
BR Branford
BT Bristol
BU Burlington
BW Bridgewater
BY Bethany
CH Cheshire
CL Clinton
CN Canton
CO Colchester
COR Cornwall
CR Chester
CU Columbia
CV Coventry
CW Cromwell
DA Danbury
DAR Darien
DE Derby
DR Deep River
DU Durham
EG East Granby
EH East Hartford
EHA East Haven
EL East Lyme
ELL Ellington
EM East Haddam
EN East Hampton
ENF Enfield
ES Essex
ET Easton
FA Fairfield
FN Farmington
FWD Farmington Woods District (Farmington/Avon)
GL Glastonbury
GLP Groton Long Point
GO Goshen
GR Granby
GRO Groton
GU Guilford
GW Greenwich
HE Hebron
HFD Hartford
HN Hamden
HR Hartland
KI Killingly
KW Killingworth
LD Ledyard
LE Lebanon
LFD Litchfield
LI Lisbon
MA Manchester
MDC Metropolitan District Commission, a non-profit municipal corporation that provides water to most of Hartford County
MDF Middlefield
MDN Madison
ME Meriden
MF Mansfield
MFD Milford
MN Middletown
MO Marlborough
MON Monroe
MTV Montville
NA Naugatuck
NB New Britain
NBR North Branford
NC New Canaan
NE Newington
NF New Fairfield
NFK Norfolk
NH New Haven
NHD New Hartford
NHN North Haven
NL New London
NM New Milford
NO Norwich
NT Newtown
NW Norwalk
NWT Second Taxing District of City of Norwalk (South Norwalk Electric and Water)
OL Old Lyme
OR Orange
OS Old Saybrook
OX Oxford
PL Plainville
PO Portland
PRO Prospect
PT Putnam
PY Plymouth
RB Roxbury
RE Redding
RI Ridgefield
RH Rocky Hill
RPV Regional Refuse District #1
SA Salem
SBY Southbury
SE Seymour
SF Stratford
SH Shelton
SI Simsbury
SO Southington
SOM Somers
ST Stamford
STF Stafford
STN Stonington
SU Suffield
SW South Windsor
TH Thomaston
TO Torrington
TR Trumbull
UN Union
VE Vernon
WAS Washington
WB Westbrook
WBY Waterbury
WE Weston
WF Wallingford
WFD Waterford
WH West Hartford
WI Wilton
WIN Windsor
WL Windsor Locks
WM Windham
WN West Haven
WO Wolcott
WOO Woodbridge
WP Westport
WR Winchester/Winsted
WT Watertown
WTD Wethersfield
WWL Willington
WY Woodbury

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State agency plates[edit]

Most state agencies in Connecticut register their vehicles with state plates. The plate starts with a number to represent the agency that owns the vehicle. Some agencies, such as the Connecticut State Police, register some vehicles using regular passenger or combination plates.

Code Agency
1- Department of Motor Vehicles
2- Department of Transportation
5- Department of Administrative Services – Fleet vehicles, leased to other agencies
9- University of Connecticut (UCONN)
36- Western Connecticut State University – Police
46- Eastern Connecticut State University – Police
50- Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
56- Department of Emergency Services and Public ProtectionState Police special vehicles (mobile crime lab, fire investigation unit, etc.)
58- Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security – CT-TF1 Urban Search & Rescue
79- Department of Veteran Affairs – Vehicles belonging to the Veterans Home in Rocky Hill

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