Vehicle Registration Plates

What do the letters and numbers stand for?

Euro Number Plate

The number plate above would have been registered in East Anglia at the Peterborough office (AA). It would have a registration date between September 2001 and February 2002 (51). The ASK letters are random.

LOCAL AREA CODE

First letter

Region

DVLA Office

Office Identifier (second letter)

A

(East) Anglia

Peterborough

A B C D E F G H J K L M N

Norwich

O P R S T U

Ipswich

V W X Y

B

Birmingham

Birmingham

A - Y

C

Cymru (Wales)

Cardiff

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O

Swansea

P R S T U V

Bangor

W X Y

D

Deeside to Shrewsbury

Chester

A B C D E F G H J K

Shrewsbury

L M N O P R S T U V W X Y

E

Essex

Chelmsford

A - Y

F

Forest & Fens (East Midlands)

Nottingham

A B C D E F G H J K L M N P

Lincoln

R S T V W X Y

G

Garden of England (Kent & Sussex)

Maidstone

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O

Brighton

P R S T U V W X Y

H

Hampshire & Dorset

Bournemouth

A B C D E F G H J

Portsmouth

K L M N O P R S T U V X Y

W (for Isle of Wight residents only)

K

MiltonKeynes

Luton

A B C D E F G H J K L

Northampton

M N O P R S T U V W X Y

L

London

Wimbledon

A B C D E F G H J

Stanmore

K L M N O P R S T

Sidcup

U V W X Y

M

Manchester & Merseyside

Manchester

A B C D E F G H J K L M O P R S T U V W X Y

Isle of Man

N (reserved for future use)

N

North (of England)

Newcastle

A B C D E G H J K L M N O

Stockton

P R S T U V W X Y

O

Oxford

Oxford

A - Y

P

Preston

Preston

A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T

Carlisle

U V W X Y

R

Reading

Reading

A - Y

S

Scotland

Glasgow

A B C D E F G H J

Edinburgh

K L M N O

Dundee

P R S T

Aberdeen

U V W

Inverness

X Y

T

Scotland (additional allocation)

Glasgow

A B C D E F G H J

Edinburgh

K L M N O

Dundee

P R S T

Aberdeen

U V W

Inverness

X Y

V

Severn Valley

Worcester

A - Y

W

West of England

Exeter

A B C D E F G H J

Truro

K L

Bristol

M N O P R S T U V W X Y

Y

Yorkshire

Leeds

A B C D E F G H J K

Sheffield

L M N O P R S T U

Beverley

V W X Y

AGE IDENTIFIERS

Year

March

September

2001

51

2002

02

52

2003

03

53

2004

04

54

2005

05

55

2006

06

56

2007

07

57

2008

08

58

2009

09

59

2010

10

60

2011

11

61

2012

12

62

2013

13

63

2014

14

64

2015

15

65

2016

16

66

2017

17

67

2018

18

68

2019

19

69

2020

20

70

2021

21

71

2022

22

72

2023

23

73

2024

24

74

2025

25

75

Year

March

September

2026

26

76

2027

27

77

2028

28

78

2029

29

79

2030

30

80

2031

31

81

2032

32

82

2033

33

83

2034

34

84

2035

35

85

2036

36

86

2037

37

87

2038

38

88

2039

39

89

2040

40

90

2041

41

91

2042

42

92

2043

43

93

2044

44

94

2045

45

95

2046

46

96

2047

47

97

2048

48

98

2049

49

99

2050

50

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