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West Virginia License Plates

The current base was issued during 1995, and it is the only current base.

Monthly system in use. New slogan (www.callwva.com) began Jan. 2001 with the 1X series, but it has since been dropped from most types.

Stickers

11 - blue on white

12 - white on green

13 - black on orange

14 - black on yellow

15 - white on black

16 - blue on white

Standard Passenger Plates

Dec

DWE 165
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Web site dropped between DGK and DGL series.

Tiger Joe advises that the DLX thru DMA series have a 2011 sticker, not screened. This is consistent with the observations of the Nov. case. The last time this anomaly occurred to his knowledge was in late 2005 (2006 plates for Oct, Nov and Dec that were stickered because they covered the 2007 screened in sticker that first appeared with the drop of the www.) Note that DLX-DMA series has been observed with 2011 sticker.

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Jan

1RP 965
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2017 sticker, no www.callwva.com

1DF 821 was reported by Andrew Turnbull without the www.callwva.com. Apparently it has been dropped. 1CV 8nn is the low without the web site.

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Feb

2UE 784
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Screened 2017 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 4 Mar ’18

Mar

3YX 232
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Apr

42U 230
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Mark O'Neil - 2 Jun ’18

May

51P 343
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Mark O'Neil - 2 Jun ’18

Jun

63E 951
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Screened 2016, no www.callwva.com

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Jul

73S 536
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Aug

82A 389
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Sep

91W 509
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Oct

O3F 209
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

It appears that the entire OM- and ON- series were skipped, but no reason is known. OSA-OSZ not used for regular Pass. because it was used for Scenic.

After reaching OZZ 999, the series changed to O1A 100. Oct. is the first month to use this new format.

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Nov

NWU 660
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Screened 2016 sticker, no www.callwva.com

Web site dropped on November plates between NGK and NGL series.

This series has been seen up to NMR 986 with the screened 2011 sticker. The NMX series has a 2011 sticker, which probably covers a screened 2012 sticker.

NPR skipped

From Tiger: All Nov 2015 plates as naturals use a sticker. This was confirmed for NTL, so should be assumed until a higher number yields the screened in sticker by observation. It is unclear why this is so. Sometimes the DMV will use leftover stock having a previously screened in sticker at haphazard times.

Corb Moister, Jr - 1 Jun ’18

Non-passenger Plates

City

CT 3359
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Debossed, white on blue.

Johnnaston Kimble - 22 Oct ’14

County

CY 4197
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CY = County owned. Red on debossed white. (In other words, the characters are in white since they are debossed, and the background color is a non-reflective red.) Most commonly appears on school buses.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 23 Oct ’15

Farm Truck

X 14430
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Sticker uncertain, no www.callwva.com

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 2 Apr ’14

Handicapped

$41713
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2016 sticker

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 12 Dec ’15

Motorcycle

G3E 884
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Current high has screened Feb. 1, 2016 sticker.

Screened JUL 08 sticker up to about G52000

JUL09 sticker up to about G65000

Screened JUL09 sticker up to about G68000

JUL10 sticker up to about G77000

Screened JUL10 sticker to about G81000

FEB 1, 2011 sticker up to about G85000

Currently FEB 1, 2014 sticker covering screened 2013

After reaching G99999, the series continued in the G1A123 format.

It appears G1A999 is followed by the G1B series, which is not a good choice because the B is easily confused by the number '8' which can appear in this position.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 4 Oct ’15

Motorcycle - Antique

GA1812
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New blue on white design

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 28 Jul ’12

State Owned

ST 4550
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White in green (debossed)

This series was previously 5 digit all numeric. Numbers ended around the 78-000 block. No two digit number have been seen on the current style, so numbering probably started at ST 100.

Separate series exist for City (CT) and County (CY.)

T/A = Transit Authority : Transit buses that fall under that State authority, typically city or county bus line. Plates were introduced around 2006.

T/A 728 2014-05-19

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 29 Jun ’15

Temporary - Computer Printed Paper Type

360-862
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This is the computerized temporary tag, and the number is shared between any service that is qualified to print out and issue such tags, such as higher volume dealers and license services. It negates the need to stock cardboard temp tags as they can be printed out on a computer printer.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 8 Oct ’15

Temporary - Pre-printed Cardboard Type

079-341
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Blue on white

As in the past, the series started over after reaching 999-999. A number in the 000-nnn range has been seen, so it likely started at 000-001.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 6 Dec ’15

Temporary - Pre-printed Cardboard Type - Cycle

052-184
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Tiger Joe Sallmen - 24 Jul ’15

Trailer C

C3
14-570
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The "C" series trailer plate is typically seen on semi trailers and carries the legend "Permanent Trailer"

Johnnaston Kimble - 22 Nov ’15

Trailer R

R1
39-330
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Recreational Trailer

No www.callwva.com

APRIL 2017 sticker

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 24 Oct ’15

Trailer T

T4
24-686
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Screened April 2017 white on blue sticker. No www.callwva.com

These are now on a 3 year registration cycle. The "T" series trailer plate is typically seen on smaller non-commercial trailers, such as boat and utility trailers.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 9 Aug ’15

Transit Authority

TA
862
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Transit Authority with Map/Bus graphic.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 27 Aug ’15

Truck

B2
44-604
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2016 screened sticker, no www.callwva

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 2 Oct ’15

Truck - Apportioned

BA531323
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2016 sticker, no www

B = Truck, A = Apportioned

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 12 Sep ’15

Specialty Plates

9/11

911
15148
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2016 screened sticker

Still being issued, now into 5-digit plates.

Johnnaston Kimble - 24 Aug ’15

Scenic-Jan

1SK 613
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no www.callwva.com

2016 sticker

David Wilson - 31 Jan ’15

Scenic-Feb

2SK 137
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www.callwva.com

2013 sticker

Johnnaston Kimble - 4 May ’14

Scenic-Mar

3SM 323
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www.callwva.com

2013 sticker

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 15 Aug ’12

Scenic-Apr

4SR 186
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www.callwva.com

2013 sticker

Johnnaston Kimble - 27 Apr ’14

Scenic-May

5SP 420
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www.callwva.com

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 28 Aug ’15

Scenic-Jun

6SR 719
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no www.callwva.com

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 5 Sep ’14

Scenic-Jul

7SM 791
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www.callwva.com

Johnnaston Kimble - 5 Sep ’14

Scenic-Aug

8SL 545
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www.callwva.com

Johnnaston Kimble - 27 Apr ’14

Scenic-Sep

9SK 771
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no www.callwva.com

2015 sticker

Johnnaston Kimble - 4 Nov ’14

Scenic-Oct

OSH 953
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www.callwva.com

Johnnaston Kimble - 11 Oct ’14

Scenic-Nov

NSJ 288
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www.callwva.com

Johnnaston Kimble - 13 Sep ’13

Scenic-Dec

DSG 4##
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www.callwva.com

Johnnaston Kimble - 4 Jan ’15

Air Force Retired

RF
0547
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Johnnaston Kimble - 11 Feb ’15

Disabled Veteran

DV
C336
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When D/V 9999 was reached, next plate was either D/V A001 or D/V A100.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 4 Feb ’16

Sesquicentennial

SQ
056065
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2015 sticker

Tiger Joe reports that this is a no-cost optional available in person at any DMV branch. It is unclear how long they will be available, and there is no information at all on them on the DMV website. The plate was unveiled on Oct 4th by the Governor Earl Ray Tomblin. The initial order of plates ran through 070000.

Low: S/Q000005

Johnnaston Kimble - 18 Nov ’15

United We Stand

US
A8688
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U/S Annn followed U/S 9999. Expansion to U/S A1nnn instead of U/S Bnnn.

Johnnaston Kimble - 13 Nov ’14

Wildlife (Bear)

WB
01843
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New issue in November 2014.

W/B00951 reported as a low by Johnnaston Kimble.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 30 Jun ’15

Wildlife (Deer)

WL
37913
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Unlike the "bird" Wildlife issue, this type is not coded for individual month expiry. Skinny dies used for 5 digit plates.

From Johnnaston Kimble: W/L 1160 is the lowest one I have ever saw so far. It looks to be issued in 2003 or 2004. They started at 1001 or 1000.

Tiger Joe Sallmen - 16 Aug ’15

WVU

3261
WV
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WVU Mountaineers

Johnnaston Kimble - 10 Sep ’13