Saskatchewan License PlatesFront plates no longer issued/required after 7-1-04. High pair 133 EAT from Derek Jaworski.
PV class eliminated on 2005-07-01 and no longer screened on pass. plates and white decals were issued to cover the PV on older plates. The cutoff point between screened "PV" and plain corner plates was between 748 ESX and 897 ESX.
Black on white "Perpetual Trailer" sticker issued to trailers electing to pay a one-time fee of $100 instead of an annual fee. This option became available in 2005. See SGI website for fee options.
Signal Industries produced aluminum plate starting in 2009 using former South Dakota dies (smaller numbers and characteristic open 4s). The changeover was between 704 GXZ (steel plate, '77 dies) and 264 GYA (aluminum plate, SD dies). These plates were the first to drop the sticker indentation in lower left corner and also started to use the letters I, Q, U and V. Leading zeros, not previously used are now being used in regular series.
Waldale took over production starting at HUZ/HVA cutoff. These plates feature much tighter radius corners and first appeared in late 2010/early 2011.
Black on white "Continuous Term" sticker started to appear (for most types) in 2010 under the new "Auto Pay" program detailed on the SGI website. These stickers are issued in place of annual dated stickers to motorists who pay for their insurance and registration in monthly installments by pre-authorized bank debit.
Updated information from the SGI site:
Saskatchewan vehicle owners will, as of Nov. 5, 2012, have the ability to choose from a wider variety of licence plate slogans for personalized licence plates, as recent system upgrades will allow SGI to expand the maximum number of digits from six to seven. Veteran plates, Rider plates, motorcycle and snowmobile plates will continue to be a maximum of five characters due to limits on the space available to display the licence plate number. In addition, SGI will be reissuing slogans that have been inactive for five years or longer. Customers who previously registered these particular slogans will have the choice to reactivate the licence plate slogan before it is made available to other vehicle owners. â€œPreviously, it was difficult and costly for SGI's system to separate vehicle history from the specific licence plate,â€ Harpauer said, â€œwhich made it impractical to reissue previously used slogans.â€
There are currently more than 30,000 personalized licence plates in Saskatchewan. For 2012, SGI expects to issue around 5,200 personalized licence plates, an estimated eight per cent increase over 2011.
11 - blue on white
12 - red on white
13 - green on white
Stickers for expiration date and vehicle class are being eliminated. November 2013 will be the last dated sticker issued. Blank stickers will be issued to cover older dated stickers. The only sticker that will be used now is "Apportioned" for IRP vehicles.
Thanks to Jason DeCesare for the font!