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Year-by-Year Guide to D.C. Passenger Car License Plates



 

1907 plate no. 971c.1916 plate no. 44563

1907-1917
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1918 plate no. 35-128

1918
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1919 plate no. 42-162

1919
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1920 plate no. 34-236
1920
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1921 Passenger plate no. 57-778
1921
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1922 Passenger plate no. 72-088
1922
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1923 plate no. 22-602
1923
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1924 plate no. 75-984

1924
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1925 plate no. 64-876
1925
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1926 plate no. 67-007
1926
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1927 plates numbered S 5-042 and G-5593

1927
As is evident in these 1927 plates there are two die varieties for this year, evidence that the total quantity of plates required was likely procured from (at least) two manufacturers.

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1928 plate no. U-2439
1928
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1929 plate no. Y-4303
1929
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1930 plate no. G-1501
1930
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1931 plate no. F-1991
1931
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1932 plate no. F-3761
1932
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1933 plate no. M-1978
1933
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1934 plate no. M-1978
1934
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1935 plate no. 1-882
1935
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1936 plate no. 7472
1936 plate no. 64-407
1936
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1937 plate no. 8370
1937 plate no. 68-095
1937
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1938 plate no. 175
1938 plate no. 145-028
1938
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1939 plate no. 491
1939 (exp. 2-29-40) plate no. 161-752
1939
Used Jan. 1, 1939, through Feb. 29, 1940.
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1940 plate no. 882
1940 plate no. 61-441
1940
Used Mar. 1, 1940, through Mar. 31, 1941.
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1941 plate no. 445
1941 plate no. 73-039
1941
Used April 1, 1941, through March 31, 1942.
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1942 plate no. 8370
1942 plate no. 60-457
1942
Used April 1, 1942, through March 31, 1945.
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1943 plate no. 18
1943 plate no. 111-206
1943
1942 plate validated with a tab to expire 3-31-44.
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1944 plate no. 882
1944 plate no. 193-651
1944
1942 plate validated with a tab to expire 3-31-45.
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1945 plate no. 2862
1945 plate no. 96-746
1945
Used April 1, 1945, through March 31, 1946.
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1946 plate no. 68
1946 plate no. 107-817
1946
Used April 1, 1946, through March 31, 1948.
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1987 plate no. 882
1947 plate no. 143-322
1947
1946 plate validated with a tab to expire 3-31-48.
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1948 plate no. 9-28894

1948
Used April 1, 1948, through March 31, 1949.
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1949 plate no. K-494
1949
Used April 1, 1949, through March 31, 1950.
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1950 plate no. 6-6635
1950
Used April 1, 1950, through March 31, 1951.
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1951 plate no. 7-8444
1951
Used April 1, 1951, through March 31, 1952.
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1952 plate no. 6-6024

1952
Used April 1, 1952, through March 31, 1953.
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1953 plate no. P-3446
1953
First D.C. plate to include a slogan.
Used April 1, 1953, through Mar. 31, 1954.
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1954 plate no. Y-5678

1954
1953 plate validated with a tab to expire 3-31-55.
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1955 plate no. AA-74-09
1955
Used April 1, 1955, through March 31, 1956.
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1956 plate no. AA-55-61
1956
Used April 1, 1956, through March 31, 1957.
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1957 plate no. SL-497
1957
Used April 1, 1957, through March 31, 1958.
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1958 photo no. AC-919
1958
Used April 1, 1958, through March 31, 1959.
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1959 plate no. WD-930
1959
Used April 1, 1959, through March 31, 1960.
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plate no. GB-674
1960
Used April 1, 1960, through March 31, 1961.
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1961 plate no. WH-153
1961
Used April 1, 1961, through March 31, 1962.
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1962 plate no. KG-926

1962
First reflectorized D.C. plate.
Used April 1, 1962, through March 31, 1963.
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1963 plate no. MH-937

1963
Used April 1, 1963, through March 31, 1964.
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1964 plate no. 6T464
1964 plate no. 1S53

1964
Used April 1, 1964, through March 31, 1965.

Two general-issue numbering configurations, as pictured, were used due to the supply of available numbers in the first (1A234) having been exhausted before the end of the registration year.

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1965 plate no. 5BM26
1965
First plate with WASHINGTON, D.C.
Used April 1, 1965, through March 31, 1966.
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1966 (exp. 3-31-67) Passenger plate no. 297-681
1966
Used April 1, 1966, through March 31, 1968.
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1966 (3-31-67) Passenger plate no. 367-082 validated for 1967 (3-31-68)
1967
1966 plate validated to expire 3-31-68.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 686-746
1968
Used April 1, 1968, through March 31, 1974.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 714-862 validated for 1969 (exp. 3-31-70)

1969
1968 plate validated to expire 3-31-70.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 816-809 validated for 1970 (exp. 3-31-71)
1970
1968 plate validated to expire 3-31-71.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 871-994 validated for 1971 (exp. 3-31-72)
1971
1968 plate validated to expire 3-31-72.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 904-674 validated for 1972 (exp. 3-31-73)
1972
1968 plate validated to expire 3-31-73.
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1968 (exp. 3-31-69) Passenger plate no. 970-126 validated for 1973 (exp. 3-31-74)
1973
1968 plate validated to expire 3-31-74.
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1974 (exp. 3-31-75) Passenger plate no. 310-523
1974
Issued April 1, 1974, through March 31, 1978.
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1974 Passenger plate no. 344-561 validated for 1975-76 (exp. 3-31-76)
1975
1974 plate validated to expire 3-31-76.
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1974 Passenger plate no. 402-529 validated for 1976-77 (exp. 3-31-77)
1976
1974 plate validated to expire 3-31-77.
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1974 Passenger plate no. 463-028 validated for 1977-78 (exp. 3-31-78)
1977
1974 plate validated to expire 3-31-78.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 514-991 validated for 1978-79 (exp. 3-31-79)
1978
Issued April 1, 1978, through Sept. 30, 1984.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 568-165 validated for 1979-80 (exp. 3-31-80)
1979
1978 plate validated to expire 3-31-80.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 673-591 validated for 1980-81 (exp. 3-31-81)
1980
1978 plate validated to expire 3-31-81.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 720-621 validated for 1981-82 (exp. 3-31-82)
1981
1978 plate validated to expire 3-31-82.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 766-167 validated for 1982-83 (exp. 3-31-1983)
1982
1978 plate validated to expire 3-31-83.
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1978 Passenger plate no. 814-973 validated for 1983-84 (exp. 3-31-1984)
1978 Passenger plate no. 850-199 validated for 1983-84 (exp. Aug. 1984)

1983
April 1-July 31, 1983:
1978 plate validated to expire 3-31-84.

August 1-Dec. 31, 1983:
1978 plate validated through 1984 months.

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1978 Passenger plate no. 882-046 validated for 1984-85 (exp. Oct. 1985)
1984 Passenger plate no. 931-332 validated for 1984-85 (exp. Nov. 1985)
1984

Jan. 1-Sept. 30, 1984:
1978 plate validated through 1985 months.

Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 1984:
1984 plate validated through 1985 months.

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1984 Passenger plate no. 045-654 validated for 1985-86 (exp. Sept. 1986)
1985
1984 plate validated through 1986 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 103-763 validated for 1986-87 (exp. Feb. 1987)
1986
1984 plate validated through 1987 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 241-050 validated for 1987-1988 (exp. May 1988)
1987
1984 plate validated through 1988 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 313-042 validated for 1988-1989 (exp. May 1989)
1988
1984 plate validated through 1989 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 380-766 validated for 1989-1990 (exp. June 1990)
1989
1984 plate validated through 1990 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 415-873 validated for 1990-1991 (exp. Jan. 1991)
1990
1984 plate validated through 1991 months.
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1984 Passenger plate no. 477-553 validated for 1991-1992 (exp. Jan. 1992)
1991 Passenger plate no. 504-484 validated for 1991-1992 (exp. July 1992)
1991

Jan. 1 through late July 1991:
1984 plate validated through 1992 months.

late July through Dec. 31, 1991 :
1991 plate validated through 1992 months.

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1991 Passenger plate no. 583-398 validated for 1992-1993 (exp. Nov. 1993)
1992
1991 plate validated through 1993 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. 600-114 validated for 1993-1994 (exp. March 1994)
1993
1991 plate validated through 1994 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. 678-370 validated for 1994-1995 (exp. June 1995)
1994
1991 plate validated through 1995 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. 752-375 validated for 1995-1996 (exp. Aug. 1996)
1995
1991 plate validated through 1996 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. 802-349 validated for 1996-1997 (exp. June 1997)
1996
1991 plate validated through 1997 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. 851-903 validated for 1997-1998 (exp. April 1998)
1991 Passenger plate no. AD-0687 validated for 1997-1998 (exp. Nov. 1998)
1997

Jan.-April 1997:
All-number plates validated through 1998 months.

April-Dec. 1997:
New format plates validated through 1998 months.

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1991 Passenger plate no. AG-6134 validated for 1998-1999 (exp. June 1999)
1998
1991 plate validated through 1999 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. AM-4159 validated for 1999-2000 (exp. June 2000)
1999
1991 plate validated through 2000 months.
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1991 Passenger plate no. AQ-9490 validated for 2000-01 (exp. Jan. 2001)
2000 Passenger plate no. AZ-0407 validated for 2000-01 (exp. Nov. 2001)
2000

Jan. 1-Nov. 3, 2000:
1991 plate validated through 2001 months.

Nov. 4-Dec. 31, 2000:
2000 plate validated through 2001 months.

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2000 Passenger plate no. BG-7529 validated for 2001-02 (exp. Nov. 2002)
2000 Passenger plate no. BG-7529 validated for 2001-02 (exp. Nov. 2002)
2001

Jan.-Oct. 2001:
Embossed plates validated through 2002 months.

Oct.-Dec. 2001:
Flat plates validated through 2002 months.

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2000 Passenger plate no. BL-0245 validated for 2002-03 (exp. April 2003)
2002
2000 plate validated through 2003 months.
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2000 Passenger plate no. BS-1122
2003
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. BZ-8716
2004
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. CC-8716
2005
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. CM-5785
2006
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. CV-0307
2007
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. DA-5067
2008
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. DF-5949
2009
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. DL-8767
2010
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. DU-7848
2011
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. EB-8349
2012
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 Passenger plate no. EG-2840
2013
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 base passenger plate issued in 2014
2014
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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2000 base passenger plate issued in 2015
2015
2000 plate validated with a windshield sticker.
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