Prince Edward Island License Plates

Andrew Osborne reports PEI is now using ensure images and barcodes on its plates: the latter include the plate number. In response to compaints from motorcycle owners, cycle plates are now being made about one inch shorter in height and width. Also, a new 12A3 format has been introduced to avoid running out of letter combinations (the former format was 123A, issued concurrently with A123). Officials were also concerned about running out of passenger plate combinations because the current AB 123 layout has been used since the Anne of Green Gables base appeared in the early 1990s, so passenger plates are being switched to a 123 AB configuration. Some of AA series was issued this spring when the new order was received at the warehouse, but for the most part these new plates have only been issued since early autumn. Numbering now starts at 000 and plates 000 AA and 001 AA were highly sought-after. In typical Island fashion, a deliberate attempt has been made to randomize issuance and the plates from the EF series are now coming out.


13 - red on white

14 - white on blue

15 - black on gold

Standard Passenger Plates

2022 Series

747 AEP
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Introduced December 2022.

Eric Bryden - 11 May ’24

2013 Series

C3 79P
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This is the new general issue "Birthplace of Confederation" base that was first issued on September 20, 2013. The passenger plates are in 12 3AA format with the first two numeric characters separated from the third numeric and the two alpha characters by the provincial coat of arms.

French: 90 3JA

As was the case for the previous - Wind Turbine - base, the Jx series seems to be reserved for French-language plates. These have the name of the province in French - Île-du-Prince-Édouard - as well as the French slogan "Berceau de la Confédération" at the bottom.

Conrad Hughson recently visited PEI and reports seeing the new standard bases in the KA-KZ, LA-LZ, MA-MZ, NA-NZ, PA-PZ, QA-QZ and RA-RZ series. This appears to have been the initial block of combinations issued during the general re-issue that is now very close to complete.

Armand Doreau - 11 Jan ’24

Non-passenger Plates


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Commercial (2013)

C9 754
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Previous formats:

Bridge: CM 934 2008-07-31 Stéphane Loysel

Turbine: CR 454 2008-08-02 Stéphane Loysel

Armand Doreau - 17 Apr ’24


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Owen Wilding - 12 Apr ’24

Motorcycle (2013)

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Eric Bryden - 30 Oct ’23

Motorcycle Dealer

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Eric Bryden - 5 Feb ’24

Off Highway Vehicle

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Plate Finder Number One - 4 Aug ’09

PRP (2013)

P9 693PRP
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New type created in 1982 when PEI implemented their part of the Canadian Agreement on Vehicle Registration (CAVR) for sharing of heavy truck and bus registration fees with other provinces based on actual distances travelled. PEI joined the Canada/US International Registration Plan (IRP) in 2001 but the PRP caption continued and there was no visible effect on plates. PEI PRP plates have always been issued as singles.

1982-93 green/white PRP1001 through 3273 high

1993-97 Anne of Green Gables, embossed red "PRP" caption center top, numbers

PR-001-999, PR-A01-E99

1997-2007 Confederation Bridge P1-001 through high P3-156

2007-13 Turbine low P3207 through high P3561 (P3850-4173+ mint leftovers)

2013-18 Birthplace of Confederation P9-001 through 999 (all previous bases to be retired by 2014)

2018-present Birthplace of Confederation low P3-984 through current high

Stéphane Loysel - 29 Jul ’15

Service Vehicle (2013)

11 175
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Bridge: SV U71 2013-08-31 Sam Farley

Turbine: SVZ 99

Chris Martin - 23 Oct ’20

Trailer (2013)

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Format changed to 1TA 23 after running out.

On the 2013 series, versions with the French slogan are prefixed with REM (remorque) instead of TLR.

The new plates with the flag and sticker box reversed have a new trailer format of 123 T 4.

Earlier types:

Bridge: nn nTI  Letters I and O in use.  KE4MAN reports 23 8TI on 2010-05-09.

Turbine: 947 TL  Turbine low: 334 TJ

Spacing is as shown for both types.

Chris Martin - 23 Jan ’24

Specialty Plates

Canada's Food Island

999 ACK
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Introduced December 2022.

The French version of this plate (Île de Délices) seems to begin at 900 ACK and 999 was issued out of order. The English version will likely resume at 000 ACL or thereabouts.

Eric Bryden - 30 Oct ’23


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Introduced December 2022.


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Firefighter (2013)

FF 963
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Uses the same configuration, 12-3AB, as the passenger plates and is differentiated by the Maltese cross at the left.

Armand Doreau - 17 Apr ’24

Search and Rescue

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Vintage Cruisers

V S64
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John Northup - 22 Aug ’07

Military Veteran Plates

Coast Guard

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Veteran (2013)

VT9 999
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These plates became available 10 NOV 03 and started at VT1001.

Veteran Motorcycle: 109 VT 2012-08-31 Andrew Osborne

Motorcycle introduced March 2009.

Eric Bryden - 10 May ’23

Inactive Series (retired)

1997 Series (Birthplace)

K# ###
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Order of issue: WA to WW; NA to NG; VH ? VJ ? VK ? VM ? VP - VW only.

Adriaan Bergink - 22 Aug ’06

1997 Series (Bridge)

RG 195
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Order of issue: Z; XA and XB only; Y; R and U concurrently; VA to VG; VR to VZ and XD to XJ concurrently.

R series high - RV 555

DAA - 21 Jan ’08

2007 Series (English)

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Began in 2007.

N series from NH to NZ (excluding NO) in use.

The letter I is now being used.

N series low - NH 347

N series high - NZ 687

RW to RZ also in use.

R series high - RZ 499

Some T series plates are in use, but there were overlap problems with "Anne" plates still in use. TA was used, but TB through TE were not used, probably due to overlaps, and TF through TS have been issued. Letters I and O were used in the T series.

T series low - TF 940

T series high - TS nnn

Trying to determine a high for these plates is impossible because the N, T, and X series are being issued concurrently.

Stéphane reported seeing only one X series plate on the Turbine base, which was XT 050. Andrew spotted the following X series: XL, XM, XO, XR, XS, XU, XY.

Andrew reports XN 927 as a new issue on a rental car in May 2010.

Fall 2010: new format, 123 AB, with barcode and holographic image. Some of the AA series was issued earlier this year and now, a deliberate attempt has been made to randomize issuance. As of October 8, the reversed EF series was being issued. Flag and sticker box have switched positions.

Stéphane Loysel reports 091 BK on 2013-07-30. Is that a high? Who can tell???

Ernie MacAulay - 24 Jul ’11

2007 Series (French)

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"La Province Verte" Began in 2008. Only the JA series has been ordered so far. Stéphane Loysel reports JA 027 as a low. Andrew saw JA 999, but it appears some numbers have been issued out of sequence by request.

DAA - 26 Feb ’08

Farm (1997)

F5 099
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Bridge base

Andrew Osborne - 2 Apr ’13

Government (2007)

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Turbine base

No space between numbers and letter G.

Ernie MacAulay - 1 Aug ’11

Motorcycle (1997)

E7 99
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Bridge: Issued originally in the 12 3M and then 12 3N format with spacing as shown, then 12 MA to 12 MZ with spacing as shown. Then the letter B was used in both prefix and suffix positions, then the letter C in only the suffix position. E was used in the prefix position. Some 2 letter S suffix plates are in use on mopeds, but these were originally intended to be snowmobile plates.

Turbine: 3 numbers/1 letter format with no spacing using the letters P, Q, R, and S to date.285S is the Turbine high.

As of fall 2010, cycle plates are one each shorter in height and width, have barcodes and holographic images, and are coming out in a new 12A3 format for the Turbine base. 97A3 was about to be issued at the main DMV office on October 8. 54E3 reported by Andrew Osborne on 2012-10-10. 52E7 reported by Andrew on 2013-04-02.

Eric Bryden - 16 Apr ’22

Motorcycle (2007)

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Eric Bryden - 19 Apr ’22