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Oregon License Plates

Stickers

11 - black on white

12 - black on yellow

13 - black on magenta

14 - white on green

15 - white on dark blue

16 - white on red

17 - black on white

18 - black on yellow

19 - black on magenta

Standard Passenger Plates

Passenger new

221 PWV
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Seen in Gresham

Dale Jacobsen reports that Waldale plates began at ZPN. Dale also reports that ZZZ 999 will not be issued, but will be displayed in the collection at the main DMV office in Salem. The highest Z series plate reported is ZZZ 996 by Andrew Fields. The reverse series began at BAA.

Low: 020 BAA 2014-06-22 E. Morgan

Irwin-Hodson will be making future Oregon plates, but existing Waldale plates will be used until exhausted.

Teegan W - 11 Jun ’24

Non-passenger Plates

Antique Vehicle

AQ
07332
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Seen in Portland

Ted Curran - 12 May ’24

Bus

B014602
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Brett Weisbrot - 26 Apr ’24

Camper

K832565
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Ted Curran - 3 Dec ’18

Charitable/Non-Profit

CN
04725
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Seen in Portland

Ted Curran - 4 May ’24

Dealer

DA
0530DG
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Victor ramirez - 29 Jan ’24

Farm Vehicle

F183548
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Seen in Gresham

Blue letters on yellow-orange background.  Now using Irwin-Hodson's Haiti/Newfoundland die set.

Ted Curran - 10 Mar ’24

Government Exempt

E299516
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Seen in Tualatin

Issued to any vehicle owned or leased by the State of Oregon, or the government of a county, city, political subdivision or federally-recognized tribe.

Seen in Kennewick, WA

Ted Curran - 2 Jun ’24

Heavy Trailer

HV
91517
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Spotted in Portland

Appears to have started at H/P

Ted Curran - 30 Mar ’24

Low Speed Vehicle

LS
00593
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Dale Jacobsen - 30 Jan ’24

Motor Home

HD
53400
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Mark J. Hash reports that after discontinuing the H series at H135000, the HC series began with HC99999 and are being issued in reverse order down to HC18000, which is where the Oregon Trail motorhome HC series ended some years ago.

Gabriel s. - 21 Oct ’23

Motorcycle

M8
62315
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Earlier issues used M, M/2, M/3, M/4, and M/5 as prefixes.

Spotted in Portland

Ted Curran - 6 Apr ’24

Permanent Fleet

PF
48500
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Spotted in Portland

According to Oregon License Plate Manual, "Issued to owner of a fleet of vehicles registered as a fleet rather than individually," such as UPS trucks.  Blue on Yellow, embossed, no validation stickers.

Ted Curran - 2 Jun ’24

Special Interest Vehicle

SP
39381
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Issued to a vehicle that is maintained as a collector's item and is at least 25 years old, or a vehicle of special interest by an established organization (such as parade floats), or is a street rod.

Ted Curran - 6 Nov ’23

Special Use Trailer

ST
05913
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Ted Curran - 5 May ’24

Tow Truck

TW
26027
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Seen in Aurora

Ted Curran - 1 May ’24

Travel Trailer

R00381Y
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Dale Jacobsen - 24 Jan ’22

Truck

T635055
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Seen in Gresham

Ted Curran - 6 Apr ’24

Truck - Apportioned (white)

YCTV325
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These plates were white on red, but they have changed to black on white.

From Paul Petrinovich: There are FOUR types of these plates.

Y AAA123 is for Apportioned single plate.

Red high: Y AGP 113

White low: Y AHN 117

High: Y ARR 548

Y APA123 is for apportioned pair of plates.

High:

Y CAA123 is for Commercial, these are issued the same as the Apportioned plates. These are commercial trucks that are not licensed to leave Oregon.

High: Y CSG 870

The Y Axx123 plates have APPORTIONED on the bottom, the Y Cxx123 have COMMERCIAL on the bottom.

High:

Heriberto Tapia - 30 Sep ’22

Truck - Apportioned (yellow)

Y131789APPORTIONED
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For trucks not subject to weight miles tax.

Ted Curran - 3 Mar ’24

Utility Trailer

U609066
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Ted Curran - 17 Feb ’24

Specialty Plates

Crater Lake

CB
63508
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Seen In Corvallis

Original issue had C/L prefix, then C/K, now C/A.

C/M series on Crater Lake plates issued to motor homes.  C/M 08880 is the high from Willie C. Brock, Jr. on 2010-03-23.

C/R series on Crater Lake plates issued to travel trailers.  C/R 01184 is the high from Jayson Elliot on 2006-05-28.

Low:  C/L00005  2014-09-20  Mark Hash

Daryl C - 2 May ’24

Cultural Trust

CU
75412
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Low: C/U 00004 2013-08-12 Paul Petrinovich

Hakukuro H. - 15 Jan ’24

Cultural Trust (2021) new

CU
87997
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Spotted in Beaverton

Jordan R - 8 Jun ’24

Gray Whale

GW
33654
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New 2019

Spotted in Corvallis

Daryl C - 11 May ’24

National Guard

NG
02 142
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Low: N/G00 885 2014-01-25 Cody Skoff

DBG - 23 Dec ’12

Oregon Trail

995 ASZ
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No longer issued, but still being revalidated.

Paul Petrinovich - 28 Aug ’02

Pacific Wonderland new

0F-1133
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Spotted in Eugene

This is the optional "retro" plate Oregon is issuing in celebration of the state's 150th birthday. The original plate of this type was the standard issue in Oregon from 1959 to 1964. This is a limited edition plate with only 40,000 to be offered when the plate was introduced, but now the Oregon DMV has increased the number to 80,000. These plates will be available for passenger vehicles only. They became available March 1, 2010. There is a one-time surcharge of $100 to get a set of these plates, but no extra charge to renew them. Proceeds from the sale of these plates will be divided between the Oregon State Capitol Foundation and the Oregon Historical Society.

The sample has the number 9P-0000, and numbering began at 9P-0001. The series will end at 9T-0004.

Low: 9P-0003 2019-08-13 Andrew Fields

Tom - 13 Jun ’24

Portland Trailblazers

TB
45757
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Spotted in Portland

Ted Curran - 6 Apr ’24

Salmon

SM
15913
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S/M series on Salmon plates issued to motor homes. S/S series on Salmon plates issued to travel trailer. Mark Hash reports that graphic plates for RVs are no longer being issued, but they are still being renewed. All RVs now receive standard blue on gold plates. S/R 02826 was reported by Jayson Elliot as a Salmon RV plate, which is one of the discontinued types.

Low: S/L00018 2013-08-19 DBG

Daryl C - 27 Feb ’24

Smokey Bear new

SB
74970
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Spotted in Corvallis

Debuted August 1, 2019.

Daryl C - 12 Jun ’24

Specials

PJVL
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Spotted in Corvallis

Oregon uses a generic format of A AAA on its various Specials, although some types use the same AAAA format with no spacing. Generally, the tree base uses a space, but the new Military and Bicycle plates do not have a space. As in some other states, plates are made on demand rather in blocks, so DAAA could be a Military plate, and DAAB could be a "Share the Road" plate.

Low: A BDF 2014-01-25 Cody Skoff

Daryl C - 3 Jun ’24

University of Oregon

UO
24679
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Daryl C - 28 Apr ’24

Watch for Wildlife

WW
25517
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Spotted in Hermiston

Fernando MG - 6 Jun ’24

Wine Country

WC
61591
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Spotted in Clacklamas

Low: W/C00039

Fernando MG - 23 May ’24

Military Veteran Plates

Ex-Prisoner of War

PW
00483
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Bradley Gallagher - 3 Mar ’07

Veteran

D8
89 04
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Seen in Maywood Park

Tree base with D/3 stacked to far left, "VETERAN" stacked to far right (yes, though small, each letter is there) first two numbers to left of tree, second two numbers to right of tree.

Ted Curran - 1 May ’24