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The new Montana base is now being issued. Trucks now use the same plates as passenger.

County allocation system - On the current base, the letter A is used in the last position. Upon reaching 9999A, the series advances to B in the last position.

In an unusual move, Montana is now allowing registrants to get new plates on several previous base designs. Those designs include the 1991, 2000, and 2006 standard issues, as well as the 1989 Centennial. Numbering on the standard bases will conform to the current 2010 issue as noted above, but numbering on the 1989 Centennial will conform the the ABC123 format currently in use for Specials.

Motorcycle plates are no longer county coded. They are now appearing in the generic ABC123 format.

Stickers

black on white

Standard Passenger Plates

Yellowstone (Billings)

3-87217C
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Motorcycle: 3-A3419 2012-10-04 Andrii Volchkov

Johnathan Baker - 1 Aug ’18

Beaverhead (Dillon)

18-1735C
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Motorcycle: 18-B359 2016-01-25 Willie C. Brock, Jr.

Johnathan Baker - 25 Jul ’18

Big Horn (Hardin)

22-3308C
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- 18 Apr ’18

Blaine (Chinook)

24-2824B
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Johnathan Baker - 20 May ’18

Broadwater (Townsend)

43-5793B
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Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Carbon (Red Lodge)

10-1384D
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Johnathan Baker - 24 May ’18

Carter (Ekalaka)

42-3944A
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Johnathan Baker - 29 Apr ’18

Cascade (Great Falls)

2-38939B
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Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Choteau (Ft. Benton)

19-3437B
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Johnathan Baker - 27 Jul ’18

Custer (Miles City)

14-3723C
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Johnathan Baker - 19 Apr ’18

Daniels (Scobey)

37-5654A
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Johnathan Baker - 23 Jun ’18

Dawson (Glendive)

16-1537C
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Johnathan Baker - 1 Aug ’18

Deer Lodge (Anaconda)

30-0244C
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Johnathan Baker - 20 May ’18

Fallon (Baker)

39-9437A
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Johnathan Baker - 19 Apr ’18

Fergus (Lewistown)

8-26823A
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Johnathan Baker - 23 Jun ’18

Flathead (Kalispell)

7-32238C
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Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Gallatin (Bozeman)

6-98893B
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Motorcycle: 6-E128 2012-07-11 Johnathan Baker

Johnathan Baker - 23 Jul ’18

Garfield (Jordan)

50-4147A
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Apr ’18

Glacier (Cut Bank)

38-9703B
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Apr ’18

Golden Valley (Ryegate)

53-2197A
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Apr ’18

Granite (Philipsburg)

46-2001B
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Apr ’18

Hill (Havre)

12-2616D
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Johnathan Baker - 2 Jul ’18

Jefferson (Boulder)

51-5527C
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Motorcycle: 51-J41 2012-03-23 Johnathan Baker

Johnathan Baker - 3 Jun ’18

Judith Basin (Stanford)

36-6254A
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Johnathan Baker - 29 Apr ’18

Lake (Polson)

15-7752F
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Motorcycle: 15-DG6 2014-08-31 Kyle Wasson

Johnathan Baker - 15 Jun ’18

Lewis & Clark (Helena)

5-30818B
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Motorcycle: 5-J1962 2013-09-18 Willie C. Brock, Jr.

Johnathan Baker - 1 Aug ’18

Liberty (Chester)

48-4987A
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Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Lincoln (Libby)

56-1151E
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Johnathan Baker - 3 May ’18

Madison (Virginia City)

25-3228C
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Motorcycle: 25-K45 2012-07-11 Johnathan Baker

Johnathan Baker - 6 Jul ’18

McCone (Circle)

41-6025A
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Johnathan Baker - 25 Jul ’18

Meagher (White Sulphur Springs)

47-4784A
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Johnathan Baker - 29 Apr ’18

Mineral (Superior)

54-9113A
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Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Missoula (Missoula)

4-05196C
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Motorcycle: 4-F801 2013-12-25 Andrii Volchkov

Johnathan Baker - 16 Jul ’18

Musselshell (Roundup)

23-2508B
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Johnathan Baker - 13 Jun ’18

Park (Livingston)

49-7010D
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Johnathan Baker - 27 Jul ’18

Petroleum (Winnett)

55-1660A
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Johnathan Baker - 24 May ’18

Phillips (Malta)

11-0235B
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Johnathan Baker - 24 May ’18

Pondera (Conrad)

26-2427B
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Johnathan Baker - 25 Jul ’18

Powder River (Broadus)

9-06087A
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Johnathan Baker - 24 May ’18

Powell (Deer Lodge)

28-1957B
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Jul ’18

Prairie (Terry)

45-2984A
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Johnathan Baker - 24 May ’18

Ravalli (Hamilton)

13-4499J
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Motorcycle: 13-J348 2012-06-12 Kyle Wasson

Johnathan Baker - 1 Aug ’18

Richland (Sidney)

27-9622D
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Johnathan Baker - 3 Jun ’18

Roosevelt (Wolf Point)

17--9982B
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Johnathan Baker - 17 Jul ’18

Rosebud (Forsyth)

29-7170B
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Johnathan Baker - 19 May ’18

Sanders (Thompson Falls)

35-6037C
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Johnathan Baker - 13 Jun ’18

Sheridan (Plentywood)

34-0541B
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Johnathan Baker - 21 Jul ’18

Silver Bow (Butte)

1-53108A
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Motorcycle: 1-C460 2012-04-12 Johnathan Baker

Johnathan Baker - 11 Jul ’18

Stillwater (Columbus)

32-1292C
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Johnathan Baker - 16 Jul ’18

Sweetgrass (Big Timber)

40-9273A
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Johnathan Baker - 6 Jul ’18

Teton (Choteau)

31-6046B
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Johnathan Baker - 28 Jun ’18

Toole (Shelby)

21-0002B
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Johnathan Baker - 26 Apr ’18

Treasure (Hysham)

33·1416A
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Spotted on a 1991 remake.

Johnathan Baker - 20 Oct ’15

Valley (Glasgow)

20-8217B
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Johnathan Baker - 1 Aug ’18

Wheatland (Harlowton)

44-4737A
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Johnathan Baker - 16 Jun ’18

Wibaux (Wibaux)

52-3837A
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Johnathan Baker - 6 Jun ’18

Non-passenger Plates

Apportioned

PA15902
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Johnathan Baker - 5 May ’18

Apportioned Trailer

TA07399
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Another type of Trailer plate that is in use is a county coded plate on the same design as regular Passenger, with the same type of numbering, but it has PERMANENT on the bottom.

Johnathan Baker - 29 May ’18

Manufacturer

1000004
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New format using thin font.

Johnathan Baker - 8 Jul ’18

Temporary

AAIT6622
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Kyle Wasson - 3 Aug ’18

Transit

AC393
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Johnathan Baker - 28 Aug ’12

Specialty Plates

Optional Issues

CFJ670
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Peter Cohen has confirmed that all Montana special issues are sequentially numbered at the time of manufacture, so there is no pattern for a certain block of letters/numbers conforming to any given type. Lewis & Clark plates were the first of the optional issues and numbering began at AAA-001. Lewis & Clark plates are being used on some state-owned vehicles, such as Highway Patrol with the MHP prefix, and Commercial Motor Vehicle Inspector with the MVI prefix. John Northup reports MHP plates are now being made on the Montana Meth Project specialty design.

Starting with the ALZ series, there is no longer a hyphen between the letters and numbers, but there is still a space.

The series jumped from the ANx series to ARx in March 2011, so the APx series appears to have been skipped.

Now the series also jumped from the ARx series to the AXx series. AXx series low is AXE697.

Johnathan Baker - 21 Jul ’18

Veteran

F4034
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Johnathan Baker - 13 Jun ’18