Vehicle registration plates of New Jersey

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Current New Jersey license plate

The U.S. state of New Jersey first issued license plates in 1908. Plates are currently issued by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.

All bases of all classes of plates from 1959 to present are still valid for display in New Jersey. Since 2004, passenger plates have no requirement to display proof of valid registration, using only the registration card issued to the driver, which is stored in the glove box or on the person. New Jersey issues both front and rear license plates for almost all classes of vehicles, but "USED CAR DLR", "BICYCLE", "TRICYCLE", "SCOOTER", "MOTORCYCLE", "OXBOARD", and "SEGWAY" plates only issue rear.

Issuance and validation[edit]

Passenger plates were issued in pairs 1908 to present except for 1944, 1945, and 1946. New plates were issued every year until 1943 due to wartime restrictions. From 1943 until 1952 plates were issued yearly. Between 1953 and 1956 metal tabs were issued for re-validation of plates. In 1956 re validation began with front windshield stickers. In 1999 the state tried re-validating plates with stickers, but that scheme ended in 2004 with stickers issued to expire in 2005. Since then passenger plates have been re-validated with just the registration card issued to the driver.

Passenger baseplates 1908 to present[edit]

In 1956, the U.S. states and Canadian provinces came to an agreement with the Automobile Manufacturers Association that standardized 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 plates issued in 1955 were the first New Jersey license plates that complied with these standards.

Image First issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1908 Gold lettering and blue background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on right side between "N.J." and "08"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1909 White lettering and black background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on right side between "N.J." and "09"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1910 Black lettering and yellow background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on left side between "N.J." and "10"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1911 Red lettering and white background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on right side between "N.J." and "11"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1912 Yellow lettering and blue background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on left side between "N.J." and "12"
1913 NJ passenger plate.jpg 1913 Red lettering and white background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on right side between "N.J." and "13"
1914-NJ-License-Plate.jpg 1914 White lettering on red background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on left side between "N.J." and "14"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1915 White lettering on green background painted on porcelain-coated steel base none 12345 unknown Steel registration seal on right side between "N.J." and "15"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1916 White lettering on brown background none 12345 unknown No steel registration seal
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1917 White lettering on blue background none 12345 unknown No steel registration seal
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1918 Blue lettering on white background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1918" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1919 White lettering on green background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1919" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1920 White lettering on red background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1920" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1921 New Jersey license plate.jpg 1921 White lettering on dark green background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1921" above lettering, 1 plate has the stamped year for 1920 and then overstamped for 1921 so far 213948 is the only overstamped plate known
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1922 White lettering on black background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1922" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1923 Orange lettering on black background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next To "23" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1924 White lettering on red background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "1924" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1925 Silver lettering on dark blue background none 123456 unknown "N. J." Next to "25" above lettering
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1926 White lettering embossed on red base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1927 White lettering embossed on green base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1928 White lettering embossed on light blue base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1929 White lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1930 White lettering embossed on brown base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1931 White lettering embossed on red base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1932 White lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
1933 NJ passenger plate.jpg 1933 Orange lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1934 Green lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1935 White lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1936 Orange lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1937 Green lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1938 White lettering embossed on black base none A12345 unknown County letter code at left
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1939 Orange on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1940 Green on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1941 White on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg

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1942 Yellow on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B) Revalidated for 1943, with tabs.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1944 Black on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1945 Blue on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
1946 New Jersey License Plate.jpg 1946 Black on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
New Jersey 1947 EW 36.jpg 1947 Blue on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1948 Black on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
1949 New Jersey license plate.JPG 1949 Straw on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
1950 NJ license plate.jpg 1950 Black on straw none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
New Jersey 1951 NW71N.jpg 1951 White on black none A/B 123
A/B 12A
Coded by county (A/B)
1954 New Jersey license plate.jpg 1952 Orange on black; "N. 52 J." embossed at bottom none A/B 123
A/B 12A
A/B A12
A/B 1A2
A/B 1234
Coded by county (A/B) Revalidated for 1953, 1954 (shown in photo), 1955 and 1956 with tabs.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg 1957 Similar to 1952 base, but to 6" x 12" size, and with stacked "NJ" embossed at right none A/B 1234 Coded by county (A/B) Revalidated for 1958 with windshield stickers.
1959 New Jersey.jpg

Blank License Plate Shape.jpg

1959 Black on buff, non-reflective, "N.J." embossed in wide block letters centered at top "GARDEN STATE" embossed in plain block letters centered at bottom ABC-123; Square dot used as dash AAA-100 to RHZ-9991, 2 Two different "B" dies were used from 1959-60 one with the New Jersey "B" die (The standard) and one with the Arkansas "B" die
1970 New Jersey.jpg 1969 As above, but reflective RIA-100 to SZZ-9991, 2, 5 Experimental plates.
1959 New Jersey.jpg 1970 As above, but non-reflective as from 1959–69 UAA-100 to YZZ-9991, 2, 5
1973 New Jersey.jpg 1973 123-ABC; Square dot used as dash 100-AAA to 999-HBZ2, 5
1977 New Jersey License Plate.jpg

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1977 As above, but with "NEW JERSEY" embossed in plain block letters centered at top 100-HCA to 999-KZZ2, 5 First use of the full state name on passenger plates. Two different dies were used for the state name during 1978 – one with a narrow 'W' (the standard), and the other with a wide 'W'.
1979 New Jersey.jpg 1979 Buff on medium blue, non-reflective, "NEW JERSEY" embossed in plain block letters centered at top "GARDEN STATE" embossed in plain block letters centered at bottom 123-ABC; New Jersey state icon used as dash 100-LAA to 999-ZZZ2, 5
1985 New Jersey.jpg 1985 ABC-123; New Jersey state icon used as dash ZAA-100 to ZZZ-9992, 3, 5
1986 New Jersey.jpg 1985 ABC-12D; New Jersey state icon used as dash AAA-10A to HZZ-99Z2, 3, 5
1992 New Jersey.jpg 1992 Black embossed numbers on yellow to white gradient, reflective; "New Jersey" screened in black plain serifed letters centered at top; black outlines for registration stickers at top corners "Garden State" screened in black plain block letters centered at bottom ABC1234 AAA1000 to ADJ99993, 4, 5 No state map issued.
1997 New Jersey.jpg

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1993 AB-123C; New Jersey state icon used as dash BA-100A to ZY-999Z3, 4, 5 In 1998 Some yellow plates were stamped onto older blue blanks, This was the result of blue backing and blue showing at the edge of the plate if scratched, As seen in the top left bolt hole of the plate, Somewhere in between UC and UV.
NJ 2007.jpg 1999 ABC-12D; New Jersey state icon used as dash JAA-10A to VZT-99Z3, 4, 5 In March 2001, somewhere between the LGW and LHC series, the plates changed from using 3M reflective sheeting to Avery reflective sheeting but changed back to 3M reflective sheeting in 2004 in the PXS series.
New Jersey 2008.jpg

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2007 As above, but without black outlines at top corners VZU-10A to ZZZ-99Z3, 4, 5 Security threads added to vertical center of plate in November 2009 somewhere in between ZGB and ZGE.
NJ-2011.jpg 2010 As above, but with security threads added to center of plate A12-BCD;[1] New Jersey state icon used as dash A10-AAA to T99-EEK4, 5 R40-EEK (current highest embossed serial known on April 30, 2014)
NJ 2014.jpg 2014 As above, but with numbers and state icon screened rather than embossed[2] A10-EFF to present4, 5 B83-HLC (current highest screened serial known on January 10, 2017)

Notes

  • 1 Plates did not use the letters D, T, X, or Z in the first position (this does not apply to plates from 2014 to present);
  • 2 Plates did not use the letter Q in any position;
  • 3 Plates did not use the letters D, T, or X in the first position;
  • 4 Plates did not use the letters I, O, Q in any position;
  • 5 Plus remakes of serials issued on previous bases

Courtesy plates[edit]

New Jersey courtesy license plate

Courtesy plates are issued to individuals with political connections. The serial formats on these plates consist of three letters followed or preceded by a number between 1 and 20. On standard courtesy plates the first letter is a county code, the second letter is the first initial of the vehicle owner's name, and the third letter is the initial of the last name of the vehicle owner. Courtesy plates may also be personalized, with all three letters making up the owner's initials.

Courtesy plates must be approved by a NJ State Senator from the applicant's election district prior to being submitted to the MVC.[3] The staff for the applicant's senator must also get approval from the state senator from the county that corresponds to the first letter on the plate being requested. The letter Q cannot be used on these plates, and D, O, T, and X cannot be used as the first letter.[4]

Courtesy plate county codes 1959 to present[edit]

Letter County
A Atlantic
B Bergen
C Camden
E Essex
F Ocean
G Gloucester
H Hudson
I Hunterdon
J Salem
K Middlesex
L Morris
M Monmouth
N Burlington
P Passaic
R Mercer
S Somerset
U Union
V Sussex
W Warren
Y Cumberland
Z Cape May

Current plate types[edit]

All plates issued since 1959 are still valid for use.[2]

Non-Passenger[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Regulated Bulk Hauler 1981 NJ1234DMV Replaced by Apportioned in 1996
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Apportioned June 1996 AB-123C
NEW JERSEY 1948 -COMMERCIAL LICENSE PLATE - Flickr - woody1778a.jpg

NJ commercial license plate XCJ-S77.jpg

Commercial 1918 XAB-C12 XA-123B, X-1234A, X12-A34, XAB1234, (last seen: XAF8090) XA-12BC, XAB-12C, X1A-234, X-12345, XA-1234, XAB-123 1948 and current issue shown
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Commercial Vanity varies varies
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Commuter Van 1982 CV12345 CV1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Constructor 1951 12345 123; 1234
New Jersey SVM 2.jpg Courtesy 1920 ABC  1, ABC 12
1  ABC, 12 ABC
Nj new.jpg Equipment In Transit 1960 12-1-AB AB-1-12; AB-12-1; A-12-1
NJ 2004 Farm Use.jpg Farm Use 1941 GA-10B F-1234; F-A123; F-A12B; FA12345; FA-10B; FA-1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Handicapped 1977 1234HA HA1234, H1234, 1234H
NJ 2000 Historic.jpg Historic 1964 12345QQ QQ-A123, 123A-QQ, QQ-1234, 1234-QQ, QQ12345
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Historic Motorcycle 1976 Q1234 Q123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg In Transit Empty 1977 ZA-12 12-ZA
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Limousine late 2000 OL1234A OL-1234; 1234-OL; OL-123A
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Limousine Vanity 2000 OLABCDEF
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Livery 1916 OL1234A OL-1234; 1234-OL; OL-123A Withdrawn and replaced with Limousine plates in 2000.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Livery Vanity 2000 varies varies
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Moped 1983 1A2B3
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle 1912 1ABC2 A123B, AB123, 123AB, A1234, 1234A
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle Courtesy 1975 varies varies
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle Commercial 1960 XA123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle No Fee 1952 1234A
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle Vanity 1980s varies varies
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle Dealer 1920s DA-12−1
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg New Car Dealer 1916 DAB-12 1
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NJ Transit 1982 1234-NJ no longer in use
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg No Fee 1932 NF12345 NF-A123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Non-Conventional Dealer 1979
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Omnibus 1 1921 OXA1234 (OYA1234) OXA-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Omnibus 2 August 2014 O2-1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Passenger Vanity 1959 varies varies
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg PUC-LIM 1977 OL-1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg School Vehicle I 1977 A123-S1 S1-123A, 123A-S1, 1234AS1, S1-A123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg School Vehicle II 1977 A123-S2 S2-123A, 123A-S2, 1234AS2, S2-A123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Street Rod 1982 1234R R1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary 2012 A000000 B000001 to B999999 Skipped A; as of 04-17-12, B59####
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary early 2013 A000000 F000001 to F999999 Skipped C and D; as of 04-06-13, F78####
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary late 2013 A000000 H000001 to H999999 Skipped E and G; as of 05-15-2014, H63####
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary late 2014 A000000 J000001 to J999999 Skipped I; as of 10-11-14, J55####
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary late 2015 A000000 L000001 to L999999 Skipped K; as of 11-13-15, L99####
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary late 2016 A000000 M000001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Motorcycle Temporary June 2015 A000000 J600001 to present Same as regular temporary plates but smaller
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temporary Non-Resident 2012 000000A 000001N to present Skipped O; as of 12-31-16, ####83N
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Tractor 1918 1234-TA TA-1234; TA-123; TA-B123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Trailer 1915 TAB-12C 1234TAB, T12-A3B, TAB-123, TA-123C, T123-AB, 123-TAB, T1A-234, TAB1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Transporter
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Used Car Dealer 1960 DLB-12 1(2)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Dealer Temporary 1953
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Vehicle Converter 1992
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Vehicle Manufacturer 1908
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Recreational Vehicle 2015

Governmental[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
New Jersey Assembly 1993 AA 0.jpg Assembly AV1 Letters at left are assemblyman's initials
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Cabinet (numeric)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg County Government CG1-ABC A123-CG, CG12345
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Department of Transportation TD12345 TD-1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Former Assembly
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Former Senator
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Governor 1
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Highway Authority HA-A123 No longer issued, as the Garden State Parkway is now under the purview of the Turnpike Authority.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Mayor AB1CD The first two letters are a code signifying the municipality, and the last two letters are the mayor's initials.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Mayor Emeritus ME1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Municipal Government 12345MG MG12345, MG-A123, MG-123A, MG-1234, 1234-MG, 123MG-A, MG-12AB
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Municipal No Fee
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Municipal Government Motorcycle
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Senate AB Letters indicate senator's initials.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg State Government SG12345 SG-A123, SG-A12B
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg State Police SPA123B SP-A123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg State Senate Majority Leader
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Turnpike Authority 1956 1234TPA TP-A123, TPA1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg U.S. Congress
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg U.S. Senate 1 or 2 (depending on seniority), flanked by state seals

Professional[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Chiropractor 1 DC 234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Dentist DMD 123, DDS 123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg EMT-A EM1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Farmer 1933 XYA-B12 XYA-123, XYA-12B Farmer plates begin with either XY or XZ
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Firefighter A1-2B 1A-B2
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Firemen's Benevolent Association FF1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg First Aider F1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Fraternal Order of Police FP1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg New Jersey Press NJP-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg New York Press 1234NYP NYP-123, 123-NYP
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Newark Firefighter FD1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Operating Engineer OE1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Patrolmens Benevolent Association PB1234
MD2775 New Jersey physician's license plate.jpg Physician MD-1234, DO-1234 12MD A, MDA-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Podiatrist DPM-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Society of Professional Engineers PE1234

Organizational[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Amateur Radio (call sign)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Freemason MB1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Honor Legion PD1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Knights of Columbus (Columbianism) KC1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Rotary International RI1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Square Dancer SD1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Teamsters IB1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Telephone Pioneer PA1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg United Bowhunters UB1234

Military and Veteran[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Force Auxiliary CP1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Force Reserve CF1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Force Retired RA1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Air Guard NGA 123 The letter appearing after the N/G is the first letter of the plate owner's last name.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Airborne AB1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg American Legion AL1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Amvets AV1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Army Guard NGA 123 The letter appearing after the N/G is the first letter of the plate owner's last name.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Army Reserve AR1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Coast Guard Auxiliary CA1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Coast Guard Reserve CR1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Combat Veteran CI1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Combat Wounded PH1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Disabled American Veteran WD1234 DAV-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Disabled Veteran DV1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Gold Star Family 2011 MH1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Leatherneck ML1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Merchant Marine MM1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Navy Cross NC1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Navy Lakehurst LK1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Navy League NL1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Navy Reserve NR1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Pearl Harbor '41 1234PH
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Prisoner of War P1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Silver Star 1234SS
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Silent Service SS1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Tin Can Sailors DD1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg U.S. Army Retired GI1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Veterans of Foreign Wars WV1234 VFW-123
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Vietnam Veteran VV1234

College and University Optionals[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg New Jersey Institute of Technology JT1234 "Highlanders"
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Notre Dame ND1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Penn State Alumni PS1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Rutgers RU1234, 1234RU New graphic features Rutgers' red "R" and numbers-first format.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Seton Hall SH1234 Base revised in 2007 – rim is no longer embossed and has updated Pirates logo
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Stevens Tech ST1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Temple University UN1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg University of Delaware UD1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg University of Michigan UM1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg West Point WP1234

Specialty[edit]

Image Type First issued Current serial format Previous serial formats Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Animal Friendly 1995 IM1234, IM123A, IM12AB (ended at ...99CZ) No longer issued but still valid
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Animal Friendly (Mutts) 2002 IMBA12 IM12EA Plate features characters from Patrick McDonnell's comic strip
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Battleship 1996 BB12AB BB1234, 1234BB Features an image of battleship USS New Jersey
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Baymen's Heritage February 26, 1998[5] BH12AB BH1234, 1234BH Sports an image of the Tucker's Island Lighthouse
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Center for Food Action 2001 CF1234 No longer being issued (see below)
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Choose Life 2011 CF1234 Uses same prefix as previously issued Center for Food Action plates, of which less than 100 were registered.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Conquer Cancer 1998 CCAB12 CC1234, CC12AB, A123CC
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Conserve WildlifeWoodpecker 1993 CW1234, CW123A, CW12AB No longer issued.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Conserve Wildlife – Bald Eagle June 26, 1997 A123WC WC123A
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Deborah Heart & Lung 2000 1234DH DH1234
Discovernjhistory.jpg Discover NJ History March 26, 1997 1234ZZ ZZ1234 Features painting of a house in Lambertville, New Jersey by renowned New Jersey artist Harry Devlin. Proceeds go to the Historic License Plate Preservation Fund to save priceless historic buildings, artifacts and documents.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Liberty State Park 1999 1234LS LS1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Meadowlands 2001 MC1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg New Jersey Agriculture January 29, 2001 GS12BA,

XY123AA (farmer) XA123AA (commercial) FX123AA (farm use)

GS1234, 1234GS
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NPDF Safe Cop PF1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Olympic Spirit 1995 1234 US US1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Organ Donors Save Lives 2002 1234DL DL1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Pinelands 1998 PL12AB PL1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Price of Honor 2002 BA12LE LE1234, 1234LE, LE12AB
NJ Shore to Please registration.jpg Shore to Please November 1993 SA12AB SA1234,SA123A, SC123A, SE123A, SF123A, SJ123A, SK123A, SL123A, SN123A, SR123A, SU123A
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg Treasure Our Trees 1998 WE123A, XA123WE (commercial) WE1234
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg United We Stand 2004 UW12AB UW1234, 1234UW

Sports[edit]

The New Jersey sports plates were introduced in the fall of 2010. They share a common serial format – RM12AB – and were the first NJ plates to be issued with screened, rather than embossed, serials.

Image Type First issued Serial format Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NASCAR 2010 RM12AB Plates feature the number and signature of one of the following eight drivers: Dale Earnhardt, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson, Kevin Harvick, Martin Truex Jr. and Tony Stewart. There is also a Dale Earnhardt Hall of Fame commemorative plate, a Ford Racing plate and a generic NASCAR Fan plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NBA 2010 RM12AB Plates feature the logo of either the New York Knicks or the Philadelphia 76ers.[6] There was also a New Jersey Nets plate, which was discontinued when the Nets moved to Brooklyn in 2012.
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NHL 2010 RM12AB Plates feature the logo of either the New Jersey Devils or the Philadelphia Flyers.[7]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg MLB 2010 RM12AB Plates feature the logo of either the New York Yankees, the New York Mets or the Philadelphia Phillies.[8]
Blank License Plate Shape.jpg NFL 2010 RM12AB Plates feature a graphic of the helmet of either the New York Jets, the New York Giants or the Philadelphia Eagles.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.philly.com/inquirer/local/nj/20090710_N_J__license_plates_to_get_slightly_different_look.html
  2. ^ a b Jim Moini's License Plates
  3. ^ "Information about Personalized License Plates" (PDF). New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ "New Jersey License Plates". allaboutlicenseplates.com. Retrieved February 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Baymen's Heritage License Plate To Be Unveiled". New Jersey Department of Transportation. February 24, 1998. Retrieved August 15, 2016. 
  6. ^ NBA License Plates, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Retrieved 2010-11-21.
  7. ^ NHL License Plates, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Retrieved 2012-08-14.
  8. ^ MLB License Plates, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Retrieved 2010-11-27.
  9. ^ NFL License Plates, New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission. Retrieved 2010-12-22.

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