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Registration Numbers in the UK are a usefull way of identifying the age of a vehicle (approximately) and were it was first registered.

Regional identifier codes post 2001Edit

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 no meaning assigned 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

Year identifiers 1963-82 & 83-2001Edit

Suffix series 1963-82 (letters)Prefix series 1983-2001 (letters)
Letter Dates of issue
A January 1963 – December 1963
B January 1964 – December 1964
C January 1965 – December 1965
D January 1966 – December 1966
E January 1967 – July 1967
F August 1967 – July 1968
G August 1968 – July 1969
H August 1969 – July 1970
J August 1970 – July 1971
K August 1971 – July 1972
L August 1972 – July 1973
M August 1973 – July 1974
N August 1974 – July 1975
P August 1975 – July 1976
R August 1976 – July 1977
S August 1977 – July 1978
T August 1978 – July 1979
V August 1979 – July 1980
W August 1980 – July 1981
X August 1981 – July 1982
Y August 1982 – July 1983
Letter Dates of issue
A August 1983 – July 1984
B August 1984 – July 1985
C August 1985 – July 1986
D August 1986 – July 1987
E August 1987 – July 1988
F August 1988 – July 1989
G August 1989 – July 1990
H August 1990 – July 1991
J August 1991 – July 1992
K August 1992 – July 1993
L August 1993 – July 1994
M August 1994 – July 1995
N August 1995 – July 1996
P August 1996 – July 1997
R August 1997 – July 1998
S August 1998 – February 1999
T March 1999 – August 1999
V September 1999 – February 2000
W March 2000 – August 2000
X September 2000 – February 2001
Y March 2001 – August 2001


Age identifiers post 2001Edit

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 00

See alsoEdit

References / sourcesEdit

  • Tables extracted from Wikipedia article.

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