Vehicle registration plates of Vermont

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Vermont
Vermont 2000 license plate CGX 308.jpg
Current series
SloganGreen Mountain State
Size12 in × 6 in
30 cm × 15 cm
MaterialAluminum
Serial formatABC 123
IntroducedJanuary 1, 1990 (1990-01-01)
Availability
Issued byVermont Agency of Transportation, Department of Motor Vehicles
History
First issuedMay 1, 1905 (1905-05-01)

The U.S. state of Vermont first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1905. Plates are issued by the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

Passenger baseplates[edit]

1905 to 1966[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.[1] The 1956 (dated 1957) issue was the first Vermont license plate that complied with these standards.

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1905–07 White serial on blue porcelain plate; "VERMONT AUTOMOBILE REGISTER" centered at top none 123 1 to approximately 999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1907–09 Black serial on white porcelain plate with border line; "VT." at right none 1234 1 to approximately 2000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1909 Black serial on white porcelain plate with border line; "VT. 1909" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 2000 First dated plate.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1910 As 1909 base, but with "VT. 1910" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 2500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1911 As 1909 base, but with "VT. 1911" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 3300
1912 Vermont License Plate.jpg 1912 As 1909 base, but with "VT. 1912" at right none 1234 1 to approximately 4300
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1913 Black serial on white porcelain plate with border line; vertical "VT" and "1913" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 6000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1914 Black serial on white porcelain plate with border line; vertical "1914" and "VT" at left and right respectively none 1234 1 to approximately 8300
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1915 Black serial on white porcelain plate with border line; vertical "VT" and "1915" at left and right respectively none 12345 1 to approximately 11500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1916 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate with border line; vertical "VT" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 15600 First embossed plate.
1917 Vermont License Plate 17679.jpg 1917 Embossed blue serial on white plate with border line; vertical "VT" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 20300
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1918 Embossed golden yellow serial on green plate with border line; vertical "VT" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 22500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1919 Embossed blue serial on off-white plate with border line; "VT 19" at right none 12345 1 to approximately 26700
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1920 Embossed white serial on black plate with border line; "VT 20" at left none 12-345 1 to approximately 32-000
1921 Vermont license plate.jpg 1921 Embossed black serial on white plate; "VT 21" at left none 12-345 1 to approximately 37-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1922 Embossed blue serial on white plate; "VT 22" at right none 12-345 1 to approximately 42-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1923 Embossed black serial on yellow plate with border line; "VT 23" at left none 12-345 100 to approximately 48-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1924 Embossed black serial on silver plate with border line; "VT 24" at right none 12-345 100 to approximately 57-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1925 Embossed golden yellow serial on green plate with border line; "VT 25" at left none 12-345 100 to approximately 64-000
1926 Vermont License Plate 17682.jpg 1926 Embossed green serial on golden yellow plate with border line; "VERMONT 1926" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 69-000
Vermont 1927 license plate.jpg 1927 Embossed golden yellow serial on green plate with border line; "VERMONT 1927" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 75-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1928 Embossed green serial on golden yellow plate with border line; "VERMONT 1928" at top none 12-345 1 to approximately 80-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1929 Embossed tan serial on maroon plate with border line; "VERMONT 1929" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 85-000
1930 Vermont License Plate 17917.jpg 1930 Embossed maroon serial on tan plate with border line; "VERMONT 1930" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 85-000
1931 Vermont License Plate 31 907.jpg 1931 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate with border line; "VERMONT 1931" at top none 12-345 1 to approximately 76-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1932 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate with border line; "VERMONT 1932" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 70-000
1933 Vermont license plate.jpg 1933 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate with border line; "VERMONT 1933" at top none 12-345 101 to approximately 69-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1934 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate with border line; "VERMONT 1934" at top none 12-345 101 to approximately 66-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1935–36 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate with border line; "VERMONT 1935" at bottom none 12-345 101 to approximately 73-000 Validated until March 31, 1936.
1936-37 Vermont License Plate.jpg 1936–37 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate with border line; "VERMONT EXPIRES MARCH 31 1937" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 77-000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1937–38 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate with border line; "VERMONT TO APR. 1 1938" at bottom none 12-345 1 to approximately 77-000
1938 Vermont license plate.jpg 1938 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate; "19 VERMONT 38" at bottom none 12 345 1 to approximately 78 000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1939 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate; "19 VERMONT 39" at bottom none 12 345 1 to approximately 81 000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1940 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate; "19 VERMONT 40" at bottom none 12 345 1 to approximately 84 000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1941 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate; "19 VERMONT 41" at top none 12 345 1 to approximately 87 000
1942 Vermont license plate.jpg Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1942–43 Embossed dark blue serial on white plate; "19 VERMONT 42" at bottom none 12 345 1 to approximately 88 000 Revalidated for 1943 with yellow tabs, due to metal conservation for World War II.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1944 Embossed black serial on white plate; "VERMONT 44" at bottom none 12345 1 to approximately 74000
1945 Vermont license plate.JPG 1945 Embossed white serial on dark blue plate; "VERMONT 45" at bottom none 12345 1 to approximately 81000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1946 Embossed black serial on white plate; "VERMONT 46" at bottom none 12345 1 to approximately 88000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1947 Embossed white serial on black plate; "47 VERMONT" at bottom none 12345 1 to approximately 93000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1948 Embossed gold serial on dark green plate; "48 VERMONT" centered at bottom "GREEN MOUNTAINS" centered at top 12345 1 to approximately 96000 Most recent passenger base to use a color other than green or white.
Vermont 1949 license plate.jpg 1949 Embossed dark green serial on white plate; "VERMONT 49" centered at bottom "GREEN MOUNTAINS" centered at top 12345 1 to approximately 99000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1950 Embossed white serial on dark green plate with border line; "50 VERMONT" centered at bottom "GREEN MOUNTAINS" centered at top 12345 1 to 99999
K1234 K101 to approximately K5000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1951 Embossed white serial on dark green plate; "VERMONT 51" centered at bottom none A123 A1 to W999 Letters I, O, Q, T, X and Y not used in serials.[2]
AB123 AB1 to approximately GR999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1952 Embossed dark green serial on white plate; "52 VERMONT" centered at bottom none 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 E1 to approximately E9999
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1953 As 1951 base, but with "VERMONT 53" at bottom none 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to A9999;
E1 to approximately E2400
1954 Vermont license plate.jpg 1954 As 1952 base, but with "54 VERMONT" at bottom none 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to A9999;
E1 to approximately E6200
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1955 As 1951 base, but with "VERMONT 55" at bottom none 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A and E series; C1 to approximately C900
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1956 As 1952 base, but with "56 VERMONT" at bottom none 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A and E series; C1 to approximately C5000
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1957 Embossed white serial on dark green plate; "VERMONT" centered at bottom; "57" at bottom right "SEE" to left of state name, giving "SEE VERMONT" 12345 1 to 99999 First 6" x 12" plate.
A1234 A and E series; C1 to approximately C7400
1958 Vermont license plate.JPG 1958 Embossed dark green serial on white plate; "VERMONT" centered at bottom; "58" at bottom right "SEE" to left of state name, giving "SEE VERMONT" 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A and E series; C1 to approximately C6100
1959 Vermont license plate.JPG 1959 As 1957 base, but with "59" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1957 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A, E and C series; B1 to approximately B100
1960 Vermont license plate.jpg 1960 As 1958 base, but with "60" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1958 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A, E and C series; B1 to approximately B3100
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1961 As 1957 base, but with "61" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1957 base 12345 1 to 99999 D series not used.[2]
A1234 A1 to approximately E5600
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1962 As 1958 base, but with "62" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1958 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to approximately E9100
1963 Vermont license plate.jpg 1963 As 1957 base, but with "63" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1957 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to approximately F2800
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1964 As 1958 base, but with "64" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1958 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to approximately F7100
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1965 As 1957 base, but with "65" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1957 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to approximately F8500
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1966 As 1958 base, but with "66" at bottom right "SEE" as on 1958 base 12345 1 to 99999
A1234 A1 to approximately F7800

1967 to present[edit]

Image Dates issued Design Slogan Serial format Serials issued Notes
Vermont 1968 license plate - Number 176753.jpg 1967–68 Debossed white serial on green plate with border line; "VERMONT" centered at bottom; rectangular sticker box at bottom left and "67" at bottom right none 123456 1 to
approximately 187000
Shade of green changed from forest green to the kelly green still used today.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1969–71 Debossed white serial on green plate with border line; "VERMONT" centered at bottom; rectangular sticker box at bottom right "SEE" to left of state name, giving "SEE VERMONT" A·1234 A·100 to
Y·9999
Letters I, J, O, Q, W and Z not used in serials; this practice continued until 1984.[2]
1234·A 100·A to approximately 7000·E
Blank License Plate Shape.svg 1972–76 Similar to 1969–71 base, but with state name, slogan and sticker box at top rather than bottom "SEE" as on 1969–71 base, but at top A·1234 A·100 to
Y·9999
1234·A 100·A to
9999·L
AB·123 AM·100 to
LY·999
A123B A100A to approximately A999B
Vermont license plate, 1977–1984 series with September 1981 sticker.png 1977–84 Debossed white serial on green plate with border line; "VERMONT" centered at bottom; round sticker box at bottom left and rectangular sticker box at bottom right "GREEN MOUNTAINS" centered at top A·1234 A·100 to
Y·9999
Round sticker box never used. Letter W added to serials in 1984. Revalidated until 1989.
1234·A 100·A to
9999·Y
AB123 AM100 to
YY999
123AB 100AB to approximately 999EC
Vermont license plate, 1985.png 1985–87 Debossed white serial on green plate; screened white rectangular box around serial; "Vermont" screened in white centered at top; white sugar maple screened at top left "Green Mountain State" screened in white centered at bottom 1A234 1A100 to
9Y999
1987–89 123A4 100A1 to
999Y9
1989 1AB23 1AA00 to approximately 9FF99 Issued as replacements for 1977–84 plates.
12AB3 10AA0 to approximately 99BC9 Issued only to new registrants.
Vermont 2000 license plate CGX 308.jpg January 1, 1990 – present ABC 123 Intermittently from AAB 100 to BNF 999;[3]
exclusively from BNG 100 to
HRL 122 (as of October 26, 2019)
Narrow serial dies introduced. Same format used on Truck (until 2009), Trailer (Large) and Municipal plates. Letters I, J, O, Q, U, V and Z not used.

Non-passenger plates[edit]

Image Type Design Serial format Serials issued Notes
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Bus As current passenger base, but with "APPORTIONED" in place of slogan; "BUS" debossed vertically to left of serial 12B34 10B00 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Apportioned Truck As current passenger base, but with "APPORTIONED" in place of slogan; "TRK" debossed vertically to left of serial 12A34 10A00 to present Letters A, C and D have been used as of March 3, 2015. B reserved for Apportioned Bus.
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Disabled As current passenger base Handicapped/disabled access A1234 Handicapped/disabled access A1000 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Motorcycle Debossed white serial on green plate with border line; "VERMONT" at top left and "MOTORCYCLE" at bottom; debossed box for revalidation sticker at top right AB123 AA100 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Municipal As current passenger base, but red rather than green; "MUN" debossed vertically to left of serial ABC 123
Vermont Street Rod sample plate.png Street Rod As current passenger base; "STREET RODS" debossed diagonally to left of serial SR123 SR001 to present
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Trailer (Large) As current passenger base; "TRA" debossed vertically to left of serial ABC 123
Blank License Plate Shape.svg Trailer (Small) As Motorcycle plate, but with "TRAILER" at bottom A12345 A10000 to present
Vermont truck 185A253.jpg Truck As current passenger base; "TRK" debossed vertically to left of serial 123A456 100A000 to present Current serial format introduced mid-2009 after the truck allocations in the ABC 123 format were exhausted.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Garrish, Christopher (October 2016). "Reconsidering the Standard Plate Size". Plates. Vol. 62 no. 5. Automobile License Plate Collectors Association.
  2. ^ a b c Tanner, Eric N. "Vermont License Plates". allaboutlicenseplates.com. Retrieved December 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "Highs from Vermont". licenseplates.cc.

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