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Both types of Commercial, C and C/L, have appeared with either "THE FIRST STATE" or "APPORTIONED" at the top, but the general consensus is that C are generally NOT labeled "APPORTIONED". Moreover, C/L numbers under 100000 are not labeled "APPORTIONED" and C/L numbers 100000 and above ARE labeled "APPORTIONED". When there are exceptions, it usually is dictated by the nature of the vehicle - whether the vehicle does business in other states or not.

A number of Special types in Delaware do not have a true high because the number on them may be chosen by the registrant. Among those plate types are:

AL - American Legion

CA - Caravel Academy

DSU - Delaware State Univ

DU - Ducks Unlimited

CU - Credit Union

LC - Lion's Club

ND - Notre Dame

SA - Salesianum Alumni

UD - Univ of Delaware

Stickers

black on white, except for black on gold for Centennial plates

Standard Passenger Plates

Passenger

999999
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Delaware has numeric Pass numbered from 1 through 999999.

Reid Williamson reports that a DMV official confirmed that plate number 1000000 was issued by a former DMV Commissioner to a friend, but no other 7 digits have been made.

Jordan Irazabal - 15 Dec ’12

Non-passenger Plates

Commercial

C503306
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The original "C" Commercial series ran through C99999. Since the Delaware font at that time did not allow for seven characters, the C/L series (see below) was established as a continuation of Commercial. At some point after the smaller font that allowed for seven characters came into use, the "C" series was expanded into the C100000 and up range.

Commercial plates have returned to the more traditional Delaware font.

Jordan Irazabal reports C999999 on 2009-03-19, but this must be a special request made for someone with connections since the sequential numbers are far lower. Eric Butler reported C552104, but this was most likely another special request since the highest otherwise is only in the C505nnn range.

Here is what has been observed:

C100000 block: C101054 - C103036 reported

C200000 block: C270000 - C271082 reported

C300000 block: C342120 - C394949 reported

C400000 block: C486304 - C499953 reported

C500000 block: C500nnn - C503277 reported

Jordan Irazabal - 11 Oct ’10

Commercial - C/L

CL
114065
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The C/L series is the extension of the C series. When the original Commercial "C" series reached C99999, the C/L series was introduced as a continuation since the Delaware font at the time did not allow for seven digits. Although some people thought C/L was for "Commercial Light", it was simply for "C"ommercia"L".

C/L plates started at C/L 9000. The lowest seen is C/L 9005. Oddly, C/L 302382 was sighted, but it must have been specially issued out of sequence.

Some C/L plates have caption "APPORTIONED" across the top.

Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Commercial Trailer

CT6412
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Dealer

D16632
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Jordan Irazabal - 23 Apr ’10

Farm Tractor

F3049
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Jordan Irazabal - 25 Aug ’10

Farm Truck

FT9000
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Jordan Irazabal - 1 Oct ’11

Handicapped

%HP40091
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Handicapped plates were sequentially numbered up to at least HP15748, and then from HP30000 through the current high, but no numbers between those two have been reported.

JD Merritt - 4 Oct ’18

Limo

LX1534
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Started at LX1001, and that number has been spotted.

Jordan Irazabal - 16 Sep ’11

Moped

6079
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Motorcycle

52131
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M/C appears bottom left in small font below the registration number.

Handicapped Motorcycle - HPMC259 Jordan Irazabal 2009-07-04

Jordan Irazabal - 19 Jun ’10

Pleasure Commercial

PC
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P/C plates are issued in blocks, but there is a mystery as to the significance of them. Here is what has been observed:

P/C 1 - P/C 199999 has been issued

P/C 200000 block: 208756 - 232327 reported

P/C 300000 block: 300000 - 305376 reported

P/C 400000 block: 400000 - 499998 reported

P/C 500000 block: Only P/C 502538 reported

P/C 600000 block: 600nnn - 614918 reported

P/C 700000 block: Only one reported

P/C 800000 block: 800001 - 803778 reported

P/C 900000 block: Only two reported

It appears that the few reported numbers in the 500000, 700000, and 900000 blocks were oddballs/special requests.

Charlie Li - 12 Dec ’15

Recreational Trailer

RT7398
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Jordan Irazabal - 12 Jun ’10

Recreational Vehicle

RV31341
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Jordan Irazabal - 19 Jun ’10

Taxi

TX2214
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Low - TX206

Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Temporary

XC874269
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Also reported: XP273031 2015-07-17 Chris Scott

James Boerner - 19 Jul ’15

Trailer

T187273
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Jordan Irazabal - 13 Aug ’11

Specialty Plates

DAV

DAV2653
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Farm Bureau

FB271
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Fraternal Order of Police

FOP975
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Jordan Irazabal - 5 Jul ’10

Korean War Veteran

KWV267
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Jordan Irazabal - 5 Jul ’10

Ladies Auxiliary

LA2814
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Loyal Order of Moose

LM534
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Jordan Irazabal - 1 Oct ’11

Master Mason

MM911
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Jordan Irazabal - 11 Aug ’10

Nanticoke Indian Association

NIA173
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Jordan Irazabal - 15 Jul ’10

National Guard

NG1264
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Jordan Irazabal - 1 Oct ’11

National Rifle Association

NRA757
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Jordan Irazabal - 30 Mar ’10

Order of the Eastern Star

ES211
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 May ’12

Pearl Harbor Survivor

PHS35
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Jordan Irazabal - 12 Mar ’10

Prince Hall Affiliated

PHA292
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Purple Heart

PH902
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Jordan Irazabal - 13 Feb ’10

Retired New Castle County Police

LE364
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Jordan Irazabal - 12 Jun ’10

Retired State Police

SP582
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SP3410 also spotted, but it was out of sequence and undoubtedly a "hand-picked" number.

Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Telephone Pioneers

TP716
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Jordan Irazabal - 20 Jun ’10

United Auto Workers

UAW923
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Jordan Irazabal - 11 Aug ’10

Veterans of Foreign Wars

VFW726
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Vietnam Vet

VV301
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Volunteer Firefighter

VF6627
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Jordan Irazabal - 27 Dec ’11

Wilmington Fire Department

WFD606
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Jordan Irazabal - 5 Jul ’10

Wilmington Police Deparment

WPD124
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Jordan Irazabal - 7 May ’10