Number Plate Dates

One of the only regulations surrounding what you are able to have on a personalised number plate is that it isn’t allowed to have plates that make it look newer than it is.

In order to make it easier to find out whether you are able to put your preferred combination on your car, here’s an easy to follow breakdown of number plate dates:

Suffix Style

Cars which are newer than 1982 will have no problem using the suffix style plates. Cars that were first registered between 1963 and 1982 will need to make sure that the corresponding letter depicting the date does not affect the legality of using this registration.

 

 

Start Date

 

End Date

Example Plate

A

01/02/1963

-

31/12/1963

AAA 999A

B

01/01/1964

-

31/12/1964

AAA 999B

C

01/01/1965

-

31/12/1965

AAA 999C

D

01/01/1966

-

31/12/1966

AAA 999D

E

01/01/1967

-

31/07/1967

AAA 999E

F

01/08/1967

-

31/07/1968

AAA 999F

G

01/08/1968

-

31/07/1969

AAA 999G

H

01/08/1969

-

31/07/1970

AAA 999H

J

01/08/1970

-

31/07/1971

AAA 999J

K

01/08/1971

-

31/07/1972

AAA 999K

L

01/08/1972

-

31/07/1973

AAA 999L

M

01/08/1973

-

31/07/1974

AAA 999M

N

01/08/1974

-

31/07/1975

AAA 999N

P

01/08/1975

-

31/07/1976

AAA 999P

R

01/08/1976

-

31/07/1977

AAA 999R

S

01/08/1977

-

31/07/1978

AAA 999S

T

01/08/1978

-

31/07/1979

AAA 999T

V

01/08/1979

-

31/07/1980

AAA 999V

W

01/08/1980

-

31/07/1981

AAA 999W

X

01/08/1981

-

31/07/1982

AAA 999X

Y

01/08/1982

-

31/07/1983

AAA 999Y

 

Prefix Style

Any car registered after September 2001 will be able to utilise both prefix and suffix style plates. If the vehicle was registered between 1983 and 2001, here are the dates you will need to correspond with:

 

 

Start Date

 

End Date

Example Plate

A

01/08/1983

-

31/07/1984

A999 AAA

B

01/08/1984

-

31/07/1985

B999 AAA

C

01/08/1985

-

31/07/1986

C999 AAA

D

01/08/1986

-

31/07/1987

D999 AAA

E

01/08/1987

-

31/07/1988

E999 AAA

F

01/08/1988

-

31/07/1989

F999 AAA

G

01/08/1989

-

31/07/1990

G999 AAA

H

01/08/1990

-

31/07/1991

H999 AAA

J

01/08/1991

-

31/07/1992

J999 AAA

K

01/08/1992

-

31/07/1993

K999 AAA

L

01/08/1993

-

31/07/1994

L999 AAA

M

01/08/1994

-

31/07/1995

M999 AAA

N

01/08/1995

-

31/07/1996

N999 AAA

P

01/08/1996

-

31/07/1997

P999 AAA

R

01/08/1997

-

31/07/1998

R999 AAA

S

01/08/1998

-

28/02/1999

S999 AAA

T

01/03/1999

-

31/08/1999

T999 AAA

V

01/09/1999

-

29/02/2000

V999 AAA

W

01/03/2000

-

31/08/2000

W999 AAA

X

01/09/2000

-

28/02/2001

X999 AAA

Y

01/03/2001

-

31/08/2001

Y999 AAA

 

Current Style

This is the existing system and is ongoing; most modern cars will fall within this bracket. Here are the dates and numbers that you need to check to ensure that your vehicle isn’t being made to look newer with personalised plates:

 

Start Date

 

End Date

Example Plate

51

Sep-01

-

Feb-02

AA51 AAA

02

Mar-02

-

Aug-02

AA02 AAA

52

Sep-02

-

Feb-03

AA52 AAA

03

Mar-03

-

Aug-03

AA03 AAA

53

Sep-03

-

Feb-04

AA53 AAA

04

Mar-04

-

Aug-04

AA04 AAA

54

Sep-04

-

Feb-05

AA54 AAA

05

Mar-05

-

Aug-05

AA05 AAA

55

Sep-05

-

Feb-06

AA55 AAA

06

Mar-06

-

Aug-06

AA06 AAA

56

Sep-06

-

Feb-07

AA56 AAA

07

Mar-07

-

Aug-07

AA07 AAA

57

Sep-07

-

Feb-08

AA57 AAA

09

Mar-08

-

Aug-08

AA08 AAA

58

Sep-08

-

Feb-09

AA58 AAA

09

Mar-09

-

Aug-09

AA09 AAA

59

Sep-09

-

Feb-10

AA59 AAA

10

Mar-10

-

Aug-10

AA10 AAA

60

Sep-10

-

Feb-11

AA60 AAA

11

Mar-11

-

Aug-11

AA11 AAA

61

Sep-11

-

Feb-12

AA61 AAA

12

Mar-12

-

Aug-12

AA12 AAA

62

Sep-12

-

Feb-13

AA62 AAA

13

Mar-13

-

Aug-13

AA13 AAA

 

Order Your Plates Today

Following the dates above and using your vehicle’s date of registration, we can find the perfect number plate for you while staying within the legal parameters. If you need any more help in ensuring that you have chosen plates that you can use, simply give us a call today on 01252 49 1111 and our friendly staff will be happy to talk you through it.