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Newfoundland and Labrador License Plates

Effective June 15, 2023, the Motor Registration Division no longer issues validation stickers with vehicle registrations and renewals.

Effective December 6, 2001, the name of the province was changed from "Newfoundland" to "Newfoundland and Labrador."

Mike Franks reports that the letters I, Q, U, and Y have not been used since 1985, and are skipped with each configuration. The exception is the 2024 "75th Anniversary" series, which began with the JUA series. The letter O, however, is still used.

Current Series

Passenger

JVF 631
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This design commemorates the province's 75th anniversary of confederation with Canada. Mike Franks reports that passenger plates likely started at JUA 001, marking the first usage of the letter U in over 35 years. These went on sale on January 12, 2024 and will be issued until the end of December 2024.

From Jason Oxford: JUY - first time Y has been used in 30 years now as well I think.

Jonathan Seaward - 18 Jun ’24

Commercial

CM3 192
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75th anniversary graphic

Jason Oxford - 16 Jun ’24

Trailer

TMY 676
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75th anniversary graphic. The TMY series is the first usage of Y on a trailer plate since likely TAY.

Mike Franks - 27 Jun ’24

2022 Series

Passenger

JTC 999
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Issued only during 2022 as part of the Come Home Year 2022 celebrations.

Andre Tetu - 3 Jun ’23

2007 Series

Passenger

JTW 339
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Spotted in St. John's

Started April 2007 at HMV 001.

Since the letter I is not used, the series advanced from HZZ to JAA.

Jonathan Seaward - 18 Jun ’24

Antique

4444
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Now on Pitcher Plant base.

Jason Oxford - 15 Jan ’24

Apportioned

PRC 500APPORTIONED
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Per Manny Jacob, this base has been issued to Apportioned vehicles since 2009 in the following series: PRZ (2009-12), PRA (2012-15), PRB (2015-20) and PRC series (2021-present).

Jason Oxford - 15 Jan ’24

ATV

VJO 091
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New black on white series

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Bus

BAL 016
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Jason Oxford - 15 Jan ’24

Commercial

CH6 114
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Issued in pairs.

Commercial plates on the Pitcher Plant base started at COT 001. After the CZZ series was exhausted, numbering rolled over to the CA0 (zero) series.

Justin Somerton notes that the CRx series is reserved for cranes (tracked elsewhere on this page).

Mike Franks reports CPP 010 was issued out of sequence while COx plates were still being issued.

Jim Sadler - 17 Sep ’23

Construction Equipment

XAZ 013
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Seen on everything from road graders, front end loaders to small tractors, etc.

Pitcher Plant in use by at least XAL 240

Mike Franks - 24 Jan ’24

Crane

CRB 107
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Jason Oxford - 15 Jan ’24

Dealer

DAW 768
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This base started in the DAV series.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Emergency

EAD 692
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Emergency Vechicles - seen mostly on Ambulances, as Fire and Police use various bases of the G or Government Plate depending on if they are Provincial, Federal of Municipal funded.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Farm Equipment

FEC 740
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FE Designates Farm Equipment. Series started at FEA and it has taken 25 years to reach FEB. Flag plate with red characters.

Andre Tetu - 8 Sep ’22

Farm Truck

FTC 401
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From Mike Franks: FTB series is being re-issued on the pitcher Plant base. Original run of farm truck plates was FTA-001 to FTB-999 on 1982 base, issued from 1982 to approx. 1995. FTB-494 was observed on a 1995 pickup in summer 2005. 2012 plate order from the province re-ordered the FTB series on the Pitcher Plant base.

Jason Oxford - 20 Jan ’24

Firefighter

6163
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New type; some with 08 stickers so they go back at least that far. Blue on white with typical Firefighter crest

Andre Tetu - 29 Apr ’23

Government, Federal

GFM 154
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Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Government, Municipal

GMO 320
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Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Government, Provincial

GPR 292
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Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Motorcycle

MEO 602
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New Pitcher Plant base. PP base started in the MDF series.

High for the previous red on white base - MDE 945

Mike Franks says the new size starts at MDT.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Public Bus

BPD 615
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BPB has newer flag dies from Waldale/ Type 1

Jonathan Seaward - 12 Jan ’24

Snow Vehicle

SMN 942
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4" x 7" Reflective decal affixed to cowling. Formerly red/white; now black/white as of the SMH series.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Taxi

TXR 111
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Pitcher plant base

Spotted in St. John's

Jonathan Seaward - 4 Apr ’24

Trailer

TMJ 999
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Many trailer combinations were skipped, so they are now being issued after the original run reached TZZ 999.

They started over at TEV since the 1993 (World of Difference) base had used TDF 001 to TDR 999 and TDZ 001 to TET 999.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Veteran

V3223
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On August 7th 2015, the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador announced a new series dedicated to veterans. Featuring a poppy on the left side and the Canadian flag and the word "VETERAN" at the top, the new series will start at V0001. All applicants must me approved by a local NL branch of the Royal Canadian Legion to obtain the Veteran licence plate. First plate presented by premier Paul Davis to Royal Canadian Legion Provincial Command First Vice President Frank Sullivan on August 7, 2015.

Andre Tetu - 23 Oct ’23

Veteran Motorcycle

VA654
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Jason Oxford - 14 May ’22

Wrecker

WAE 600
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Jason Oxford - 15 Jan ’24

2003 Series

Passenger

HMT 999
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Andrew Osborne reports that Irwin-Hodson manufactured Newfoundland plates in a completely redesigned base that is the third variety of the flag design. "Canada" has been removed from the plates and the new style began at HHA 001. The first batch of Veteran plates was made by Waldale, numbered HHB 001 through HHB 999. The HHB alpha was skipped in the Irwin-Hodson contract, as the contract started at HHA 001, and on up to HJG 999, skipping HHB plus a couple of other alphas because of certain letters they do not want to use. The bulk of Veteran plates are on the Irwin-Hodson contract, and are numbered HJL 001 to HJP 999, which is an extension of where the Irwin-Hodson made car plates will end. The bottom line is that there will be two varieties of passenger plates made by Irwin-Hodson, Commercial plates made by Waldale, Commercial plates appearing on cars, and two varieties of Veteran plates on the road. The HLx series is a continuation of the HHx and HJx type from Irwin-Hodson.

The current high has Waldale dies.

The Flag plate ended at HMT-999.

The letter U is omitted.

Jason Oxford - 13 Jan ’24

Apportioned

PRX 620APPORTIONED
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Per Manny Jacob, this base was issued in the PRX series to Apportioned vehicles from 2006 through 2009.

Manny Jacob - 31 Dec ’09

Commercial

COS 999
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Mike Franks - 8 Apr ’24

Construction Equipment

XAK 076
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Sean Tucker - 17 May ’06

Dealer

DAT 781
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Manufactured by Irwin-Hodson (same dies as Oregon Pacific Wonderland plates). Prior to this base, DAS-series Dealers were on the World of Difference base.

Mike Franks - 14 Mar ’10

Emergency

EAC 098
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We are assuming that the EAC series was produced on this base. The ALPCA archives confirm EAA and EAB on the 1993 base and EAD on the 2007 base, but say nothing about EAC.

Lance Tock - 24 May ’12

Farm Equipment

FEB 411
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We are unsure of the precise cutoff between the 1993 base and this base, for this type. FEB 407 was definitely reported on this base.

Mike Franks - 26 Apr ’13

Government, Federal

GFG 135
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Sean Tucker - 1 Apr ’06

Motorcycle

MDE945
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This base first issued 2004.

Mike Franks - 31 Dec ’06

Public Bus

BPB 010
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Sean Tucker - 25 Sep ’06

Taxi

TXH 232
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Sean Tucker - 20 Jan ’06

Trailer

TWS 019
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TWF 001 to TWZ 999, and TZA 001 to TZC 999, per Manny Jacob. Irwin Hodson dies similar to Oregon Pacific Wonderland plates.

nfpl8 - 20 Aug ’05

Veteran

HJP 873
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HHB and HJM, and HJP were taken from the regular Passenger series to be used for Veteran plates.

Andre Tetu - 11 May ’15

2002 Series

Passenger

HGC 826
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Astrographics

Manny Jacob - 10 Aug ’03

Trailer

TWC 450
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TVW 001 to TWE 999, per Manny Jacob. Astrographics dies.

Manny Jacob - 3 Aug ’08

2001 Series

Passenger

HFO 999
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Waldale

John Northup - 31 Dec ’01

Government, Municipal

GMH 319
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Sean Tucker - 15 Feb ’06

Government, Provincial

GPL 497
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Mike Franks - 31 Dec ’07

Trailer

TVV 447
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TVT 001 to TVV 999 per Manny Jacob

Mike Franks - 6 Mar ’24

1996 Series

Passenger

HBC 999
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Issued approximately September 1996 to September 1997, after which the 1993 series ("A World of Difference") resumed. The Cabot base ended at HBC 999.

Eric Tanner - 30 Mar ’01

Apportioned

PRS 769
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Per Manny Jacob, this base was issued to Apportioned vehicles from 1996 through 2001, using Astrographics dies.

Manny Jacob - 31 Dec ’01

Trailer

TDX 999
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TDS 001 to TDX 999 per Manny Jacob

Manny Jacob - 31 Dec ’96

1993 Series

Passenger

HEL 444
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Series ended at HEP-999.

Adriaan Bergink - 17 May ’03

Apportioned

PRW 374APPORTIONED
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Per Manny Jacob, this base was issued to Apportioned vehicles beginning in 2001 with the PRT series. In 2002 the series advanced to PRV and the word "APPORTIONED" was added following Newfoundland and Labrador's 2001 entry into the Canada/US International Registration Plan (IRP). Both plans involve sharing of heavy truck and bus registration fees with other provinces and US states based on actual distances travelled. This base continued through 2006 and the PRW series. Manufactured by Waldale.

Manny Jacob - 19 Aug ’07

Commercial

CMS 999
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Mike Franks - 8 Apr ’24

Emergency

EAB 379
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Mike Franks - 10 Jun ’08

Farm Equipment

FEB 300
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We are unsure of the precise cutoff between this base and the 2003 base, for this type.

Lance Tock - 30 Sep ’09

Public Bus

BPA 955
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Mike Franks - 15 Aug ’05

Trailer

TEM 638
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Manny Jacob - 13 Jul ’13

Wrecker

WAB 598
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Mike Franks - 12 Jun ’08

1982 Series

Passenger

ASZ-092
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Mike Franks - 8 Apr ’24

Apportioned

PRR-379
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Per Manny Jacob, this type was created in 1982 when Newfoundland implemented their part of the Canadian Agreement on Vehicle Registration (CAVR). This base was issued to Apportioned vehicles from 1982 through 1996 with PRP and PRR prefixes. Later plates were manufactured by Waldale.

Manny Jacob - 31 Dec ’96

Farm Truck

FTB-494
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From Mike Franks: FTB series was re-issued on the Pitcher Plant base.

Original run of farm truck plates was FTA-001 to FTB-999 on 1982 base, issued from 1982 to approx. 1995. FTB-494 was observed on a 1995 pickup in summer 2005.

2012 plate order from the province re-ordered the FTB series on the Pitcher Plant base.

Mike Franks - 15 Aug ’05