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From Jeff Boland: As of August 1, 2010, Connecticut no longer requires validation stickers of any kind. Windshield stickers are no longer issued, nor are plate stickers (including trailers and motorcycles). All stickers, expired or not, may be removed. There is no longer any visual proof of registration; only the registration certificate carried in the vehicle. Police check all plates for validity solely by means of computer in this cost cutting change.

From Jim Hough: Per revised DMV rules, pickups under 8500 GVW can be registered with passenger plates, instead of previously mandatory Combination plates.

Standard Passenger Plates

2015 series

AN·60051
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New in August, 2015 as the standard issue plate after the discontinuation of the 2013 1ABCD2 and 1AB·CD2 format. This series began at AA·00001. Low for this series is AA·00001 spotted by Michael Fl on 2015-10-22 in Fairfield, CT.

- 8 Apr ’18

2000 Series

996·ZZX
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The V series was skipped, because Veteran plates are using it.

On January 9, 2013, DMV confirmed that the new format for passenger plates would be 0AAAA0. That format followed 999·ZZW. (ZZX, ZZY, and ZZZ were used for Keep Kids Safe plates.)

Note: The highs of 863·ZZX and 930·ZZX on standard Pass. plates were verified by photos, so it appears that the series was used for both Pass. and Keep Kids Safe.

Colin McGregor - 13 Aug ’15

2000 Series Low

136·NZN
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Graphics started at 100·NZN, but older plates are being replaced upon renewal and the same numbers are being issued on the new graphic plates, so older and lower numbers are now being seen. All white on blue plates were phased out by October 2002.

Stephen C. spotted 100·AAA in New Hampshire in Dec. 2012. That would appear to be the lowest possible in the series.

Starting with the EVY series on the blue base, the plate was changed to add a map of Connecticut on them. This was due to the state reinstating a two-plate system in 1987 due to concerns from law enforcement.

Tyler Rotondo - 1 Jun ’05

2013 Series

5AX·PU7
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The letters C, I, O, Q, Y, and Z are not being used in any position on the 2013 passenger plate series.

0AAAA0 reported as a low by Jeff Boland on 2013-08-21.

The traditional dot separator has returned to standard Pass. plates.

High without dot: 9AGGX8

Low with dot: 1AG·HA1

The dot began at the 9AGGX9/0AG·HA0 break. There were no AGGY or AGGZ plates since Y and Z are not used.

Gunther Frostyburger reports prior to the middle dot appearing at the 0AG·HA0, the letter O, as of 5ABOE2 seen on 08-04-2013, was used as the third letter in this series until then.

Michael Fl - 6 Oct ’15

Non-passenger Plates

Ambulance

2999
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Bradley Gallagher - 17 Jan ’07

Ambulance (2015 series)

AB·30100
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"Ambulance" on the bottom.

Rich Deecken - 22 Nov ’15

Apportioned

58579·A
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Adam Garstka - 22 Dec ’15

Bus

6388
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Rich Deecken - 31 Oct ’15

Bus (2015 series)

AB·32###
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Tom Dzamko - 30 Oct ’15

Camp Trailer

990-702
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Connecticut issues Camp Trailer plates to all non-commercial trailers,

so they are seen on motorcycle trailers, snowmobile trailers, enclosed

car trailers, open utility trailers, boat trailers, etc., as well as camping

trailers.

Adam Garstka - 18 Jun ’15

Camp Trailer (2015 series)

AE·12012
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CAMP TR on plate

Rich Deecken - 11 Feb ’16

Camper

137·443
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Tyler Rotondo - 23 Jul ’09

Camper (2015 series)

AB·28119
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CAMPER on plate,

Tom Dzamko - 9 Oct ’15

Classic Vehicle

2V·710
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Formerly "Early American" (see listing below)

Low: 2C·410

Justin Gregory - 27 Oct ’15

Classic Vehicle (2015 Series)

00·BSSX
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Adam Garstka - 4 Feb ’16

Combination

3663·DF
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New series Combination plates are in use.

C, then 'COMB' spelled vertically followed by the number.

Combination plates always had the letter C in the second position in the last series. (It has been used in the first position in earlier series.)

Progression (last series):

1CA - 1CZ, 2CA - 2CZ, 3CA - 3CZ, etc. through 9CZ, then 01C·A01 and up through 99C·Z99, now 1001·CA and up.

Tom Dzamko reports that the current series for Combination plates appears to have started at 01C·A01, which would have followed 9CZ·999.

Tyler Rotondo reports C58·X54 on 2007-11-24, but it is unknown if this is a new series. Kit Foster reports a possible error Combination with 55K C60, which deviates from the current series by having the C in the fourth position instead of the third.

Now it appears that Connecticut is breaking from tradition by advancing from 9999·CZ to the DA series, as of August 2014.

Matthew Ford - 31 Dec ’15

Combination (2015 series)

C·062209
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COMB is stacked above and below the dot - not part of the serial.

Low: C·000013

Matthew Ford - 22 Feb ’16

Combination - Handicapped

220·T$
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Previously used nnn·R and nnn·S formats.

Bradley Gallagher - 6 Feb ’08

Commercial

L·28680
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Adam Garstka - 17 Oct ’15

Commercial (2015 series)

AE·15104
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Seen in Danbury

COMM is stacked above and below the dot - not part of the serial. It shows as COM here because of space limitations.

Low: AB·00300 2015-12-30 Michael Fl

Adam Garstka - 9 Feb ’16

Construction

4727
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Used on backhoes, payloaders, etc. and other construction equipment.

Bobby Pressimone - 8 Oct ’08

Dealer - New

X·764F
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2013 expiration

Dealer plates for New car franchise dealers begin with X. The plate number is assigned to the dealer, and the suffix letter is the serial.

Dealer plates beginning with D (see below) are issued to Used car dealers and wholesalers.

Standard design is a fully embossed, non-reflective plate with with the state map in the lower left, and the state name bottom center. DEALER is in the top center. Expiration month is upper left, and expiration year is top right. Colors vary, from a green font to a dark brown (almost black) font, both on an

off-white seemingly non reflective base.

For 2014 and 2015 expirations, plates are now reflective in purple on white.

Tyler Rotondo - 4 Jan ’12

Dealer - Used

D
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Dealer plates for Used car dealers and wholesalers begin with D. The plate number is assigned to the dealer, and the suffix letter is the serial.

2014 and 2015 expirations are purple on reflective white.

JD Merritt - 9 Nov ’12

Early American

2A-540
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New series after 99999.

1O series not used.

Now known as "Classic Vehicle" (see listing above)

Adam Garstka - 1 Apr ’14

Early American Motorcycle

0·ALF
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High in original format was 527·E.

2015 format is 0·AAA.

Adam Garstka - 29 Nov ’15

Factory

2505
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Red serial and embossed border. Some Factory plates have blue serials and embossed borders, while others have red. The high with a blue serial is 1821.

Factory plates were originally used on vehicles and such that operated within industrial facilities. They are also in use on college-owned small electric vehicles. While these vehicles occasionally use public streets, they spend the majority of

their time on private property.

Bradley Gallagher - 16 Oct ’07

Farm

51278
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Rich Deecken - 2 Sep ’15

Fire Apparatus

2997
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Jim Hough - 23 Jun ’07

Handicap

2337·Y$
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After reaching 9999·Z, now using 1234·Y format.

Tyler Rotondo - 9 Jan ’12

Hearse

U·8259
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These plates were in 3 digit form, but 4 digit plates in the 8000 range are now appearing.

Rich Deecken - 18 Jun ’13

Hearse (2015 series)

AB·35###
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Matthew Ford - 24 Oct ’15

In Transit

6048021
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New format for temporary plates - red font on white background. "Connecticut" is not written out, it is abbreviated as CT on both top corners. May have started at 6000000.

Michael Fl - 18 Sep ’15

Interstate

Z9999Z
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Although you might expect a plate in this category to be on a truck, it is Connecticut's version of a livery plate for use on sedans, limos, and vans. There is also an "Intrastate" plate in the LnnnnL format that are for similar vehicles used only within Connecticut.

Ken Reager spotted Z9999Z still in service on Nov. 1, 2015.

Adam Garstka - 8 Jun ’13

Interstate (2015 series)

Z00075Z
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Low: Z00001Z spotted by Adam Garstka.

Adam Garstka - 3 Feb ’16

Livery

L8844L
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Adam Garstka - 26 Oct ’15

Livery (2015 series)

L00016L
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Tom Dzamko - 9 Oct ’15

Marine Trailer

XF·6011
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Blue on yellow with embossed dates, SEP in upper left, 14 in upper right. MARINE TRAILER at top center. State outline lower left, state name bottom center.

Michael Fl - 23 Sep ’13

Motorcycle

946·916
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Jeff Boland - 17 Mar ’10

Motorcycle (2015 series)

00-BCHU
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This appears to be the new format for Motorcycle.

Adam Garstka - 15 Oct ’15

Motorcycle - Handicapped

841·N$
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Michael Fl - 5 Jul ’14

Repair

RE·2174
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From Bradley Gallagher: Highs for Repair would be hard to track. R is constant, but the number is specific to each repairer. The 2nd letter is variable to signify multiple plates for that repairer.

Dave Smith - 14 Feb ’07

School Bus

54B89
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Previous format was 10S00 through 99S99

Adam Garstka - 22 Dec ’15

School Bus (2015 series)

AB·32042
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Using the thin 7 digit vanity dies.

Tom Dzamko - 30 Oct ’15

Service Bus

43068
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Issued to privately owned buses.

Rich Deecken - 18 Nov ’15

State Service Bus

935
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Bradley Gallagher - 7 May ’07

State Service Bus (2015 series)

AE·13870
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Tyler Rotondo - 19 Nov ’15

Student Transportation

S5889S
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Type introduced 2007 with red serial and "Student Transport" screened in dark blue at bottom. There are both new issues in the S0000S format as well as remakes of serials from other plate types that may have been previously issued to the vehicle. In both cases, the original vehicle type designation is denoted vertically at right. So far Combination - with embossed "COMB" - and Service Bus - with screened "SERV BUS" - have been spotted.

Adam Garstka - 30 Jan ’16

Student Transportation (2015 series)

AE·14886
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COMB stacked/embossed above and below dot. Thin dies.

Matthew Ford - 11 Dec ’15

Taxi

T5546T
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Adam Garstka - 9 Jun ’14

Taxi (2015 series)

T00019T
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No dot divider.

Low: T00000T spotted by Matthew Ford on 2015-09-09.

Adam Garstka - 19 Nov ’15

Temporary (black)

49060
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This is the black 5 digit type that begins with 1, but it has rolled over to 2. This type appears to be a simple printout.

Adam Garstka - 15 Feb ’16

Temporary (red)

6066000
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This is the red 7 digit type that begins with 6. These look more official than the black type, which appears to be a simple printout.

Rich Deecken - 22 Nov ’15

Trailer

W·25282
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Rich Deecken - 2 Sep ’15

Trailer - Commercial

AE-17021
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"Trailer" on bottom of plate.

Tom Dzamko - 26 Feb ’16

Transporter

8584
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Adam Garstka - 31 Aug ’14

Vanpool

9886
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Rich Deecken reports 9834 on 2014-06-15, but he says it is unlikely that nearly three thousand Vanpool vehicles were registered since the last high. No reason is known for the big jump.

Adam Garstka - 5 Sep ’14

Wrecker

11904
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Rich Deecken - 19 Jan ’15

Wrecker (2015 series)

AB·30075
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WRECKER on plate.

Adam Garstka - 30 Nov ’15

Specialty Plates

Caring for Pets

799·WUF
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PET, DOG, CAT, TLC, WAG, WOF series already issued, now issuing WUF.

Tyler Rotondo reports 194·SIT.

JD Merritt - 9 Sep ’12

Gold Star Family

037·GSF
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New plate for immediate members of families of service people killed in action. The plate has a large gold star on the left and a gold band at the bottom with Gold Star Family in blue letters.

Michael Fl - 7 May ’13

Keep Kids Safe

630·ZZX
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Started in 1997 with the KID suffix, then TOT and ZZZ, now ZZY.

From Tyler Rotondo: Backwards issue will most likely stop at ZZX (and merge with the other "specials" plates) and general issue will stop at ZZW -- then a new general format!

Note: Although the standard Pass. plates were supposed to end at ZZW, and ZZX has been used for Keep Kids Safe plates, ZZX has been confirmed on a standard Pass. plate.

Brendan Ludlow reports 2WWWW9 on 2014-06-25.

Michael Fl reports 986·ZZX on 2015-10-22.

Michael Fl - 18 Nov ’13

Olympic

222·WIN
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Tyler Rotondo speculates that Olympics will run from 100·WIN to 999·WIN and then pick up with the other specials, much like the United We Stand plate did. Bradley Gallagher reports several newer issues in the 1AAA1 format, so this seems to be the case. Also, Bradley reports that the town of Windsor uses the WIN suffix on their Municipal plates through 99·WIN.

Bradley Gallagher - 15 Oct ’05

Police Memorial

104·OFC
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Plates of this type have gone to the generic 0AAA0 format.

Kit Foster - 18 May ’09

Sound

528·LEW
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Michael Fl - 5 Jun ’15

Sound Camper

200·LX
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Camper plates issued on the Preserve the Sound base are issued in a 000·Lx format with "CAMP" embossed vertically.

Bradley Gallagher - 19 Apr ’06

Sound Combination

796·LR
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Sound Combination plates are issued in a backwards sequence starting from 999·LZ. "COMB" is printed vertically.

Sound Combination Handicapped plates are also available. High is 308L. COMB is screened vertically at left, followed by embossed wheelchair.

Michael Fl - 5 Nov ’14

Sound Commercial

715·CE
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Dave Smith - 22 Jul ’06

Sound Handicapped

886L$
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Jim Hough - 15 Oct ’06

Specials

1FEA1
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Greg Lindberg informs us that many special issues, including Caring For Pets, and Greenways, are using the same format of 1AAA1. Therefore, consecutively numbered plates could be on different issues. The letters I and Q are used on these plates. The original United We Stand plates had 3 numbers followed by the USA suffix. United We Stand plates are specials, but are issued in the 1BAA1 format. End of the 1A series was probably reached (with 1AZZ9), and the 1C series is used for COMB specials, indicating that if the 1D series is now being issued, the 1B series is perhaps for the exclusive use of United We Stand.

Adam Garstka - 23 Sep ’15

Specials - Handicapped

1H73$
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A new series for handicapped motorists who desire special issues. These plates previously could not include an embossed wheelchair. 0H00 format followed by wheelchair at right.

Bradley Gallagher - 27 May ’08

Specials Combination

1CUD2
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Specials on Combination plates begin with C.

Tyler Rotondo - 9 Sep ’05

United We Stand - Combination

1BCA1
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"CO" and "MB" embossed vertically above and below separator dot on previous format, but now "COMB" is stacked at right.

Previously all COMB specials had C as the first letter. Perhaps these are following the lead set by passenger UWS plates, where B is the first letter, and C as the second for COMB. That would make this plate the first in this series.

Bradley Gallagher - 15 Feb ’08

United We Stand - Passenger

1DEM5
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These went through 999·USA and then to the generic 1AAA1 format in the B series.

It appears United We Stand has merged with other specials in 0AAA0 format.

Michael Fl - 1 Jun ’14

Veteran

847·VBG
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Series began with VET, then VAA and up.

Veteran Combination plates are also issued in the same sequence, but VSA series are also in use. 611·VSG is the highest Veteran Combination reported.

Kit Foster reports seeing Commercial Veteran plate 110·VZW, also 314·VZM, but we don't know which is higher since some types are backwards. Tyler Rotondo reports 251·VZY.

Adam Garstka reports Veteran VMA·211, which may be a vanity, but nothing has been confirmed.

Michael Fl - 26 Feb ’16

Veteran - POW

979·
POW
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Adam Garstka spotted 2211P/O/W on 2014-08-20, but he speculates that it was a special request since it is so far out of sequence.

Adam Garstka - 17 Aug ’14

Veteran Combination Handicapped

3V·56$
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Plates of this type previously used a format of 0V00 followed by "COMB" embossed vertically. Since moved to a format of 0V·00 with "CO" and "MB" embossed vertically above and below separator dot.

Bradley Gallagher - 6 Apr ’07

Veteran Handicapped

1405V$
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No dot separator, spacing as indicated - embossed handicap to the right of the V.

Rich Deecken - 26 Dec ’12

Inactive Series

Blue

436·NWG
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Starting with the EVY series on this base, the plate was changed to add a map of Connecticut on them. This was due to the state reinstating a two-plate system in 1987 due to concerns from law enforcement.

Tom Dzamko - 19 Dec ’01