Car registration dates

UK car registration dates and year identifiers


We've listed the dates that the different UK car registration letters or digits (known as year identifiers) were released. This information will help you plan which private car registrations are sutiable for your car. Remember: you can't make your car appear to be newer than it is.

To help you, we've explained in more detail about the different styles of number plates in the UK.

 

The car registration dates are listed below, by number plate style:

Current style number plates - 2001 onwards

Prefix number plates 1983 - 2001

Suffix number plates 1963 - 1983

2001 onwards


Current Style number plates - car registration dates and year identifiers


 

51

1st Sep 2001

 to 

28th Feb 2002


02

1st Mar 2002

 to 

31st Aug 2002


52

1st Sep 2002

 to 

28th Feb 2003


03

1st Mar 2003

 to 

31st Aug 2003


53

1st Sep 2003

 to 

28th Feb 2004


04

1st Mar 2004

 to 

31st Aug 2004


54

1st Sep 2004

 to 

28th Feb 2005


05

1st Mar 2005

 to 

31st Aug 2005


55

1st Sep 2005

 to 

28th Feb 2006


06

1st Mar 2006

 to 

31st Aug 2006


56

1st Sept 2006

 to 

28th Feb 2007


07

1st Mar 2007

 to 

31st Aug 2007


57

1st Sept 2007

 to 

28th Feb 2008


08

1st Mar 2008

 to 

31st Aug 2008


58

1st Sep 2008

 to 

28th Feb 2009


09

1st Mar 2009

 to 

31st Aug 2009


59

1st Sep 2009

 to 

28th Feb 2010


10

1st Mar 2010

 to 

31st Aug 2010


60

1st Sep 2010

 to 

28th Feb 2011


11

1st Mar 2011

 to 

31st Aug 2011


61

1st Sep 2011

 to 

28th Feb 2012


12

1st Mar 2012

 to 

31st Aug 2012


62

1st Sep 2012

 to 

28th Feb 2013


13

1st Mar 2013

 to 

31st Aug 2013


63

1st Sep 2013

 to 

28th Feb 2014


14

1st Mar 2014

 to 

31st Aug 2014


64

1st Sep 2014

 to 

28th Feb 2015


15

1st Mar 2015

 to 

31st Aug 2015


65

1st Sep 2015

 to 

28th Feb 2016


16

1st Mar 2016

 to 

31st Aug 2016


66

1st Sep 2016

 to 

28th Feb 2017


17

1st Mar 2017

 to 

31st Aug 2017


67

1st Sep 2017

 to 

28th Feb 2018


18

1st Mar 2018

 to 

31st Aug 2018


68

1st Sep 2018

 to 

28th Feb 2019


19

1st Mar 2019

 to 

31st Aug 2019



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Prefix number plates - car registration dates and year identifiers

1983 to 2001


 

A

1st Aug 1983

 to 

31st Jul 1984


B

1st Aug 1984

 to 

31st Jul 1985


C

1st Aug 1985

 to 

31st Jul 1986


D

1st Aug 1986

 to 

31st Jul 1987


E

1st Aug 1987

 to 

31st Jul 1988


F

1st Aug 1988

 to 

31st Jul 1989


G

1st Aug 1989

 to 

31st Jul 1990


H

1st Aug 1990

 to 

31st Jul 1991


J

1st Aug 1991

 to 

31st Jul 1992


K

1st Aug 1992

 to 

31st Jul 1993


L

1st Aug 1993

 to 

31st Jul 1994


M

1st Aug 1994

 to 

31st Jul 1995


N

1st Aug 1995

 to 

31st Jul 1996


P

1st Aug 1996

 to 

31st Jul 1997


R

1st Aug 1997

 to 

31st Jul 1998


S

1st Aug 1998

 to 

28th Feb 1999


T

1st Mar 1999

 to 

31st Aug 1999


V

1st Sep 1999

 to 

29th Feb 2000


W

1st Mar 2000

 to 

31st Aug 2000


X

1st Sep 2000

 to 

28th Feb 2001


Y

1st Mar 2001

 to 

31st Aug 2001



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Suffix number plates - car registration dates and year identifiers

1963 to 1983


 

A

1st Feb 1963

 to 

31st Dec 1963


B

1st Jan 1964

 to 

31st Dec 1964


C

1st Jan 1965

 to 

31st Dec 1965


D

1st Jan 1966

 to 

31st Dec 1966


E

1st Jan 1967

 to 

31st Jul 1967


F

1st Aug 1967

 to 

31st Jul 1968


G

1st Aug 1968

 to 

31st Jul 1969


H

1st Aug 1969

 to 

31st Jul 1970


J

1st Aug 1970

 to 

31st Jul 1971


K

1st Aug 1971

 to 

31st Jul 1972


L

1st Aug 1972

 to 

31st Jul 1973


M

1st Aug 1973

 to 

31st Jul 1974


N

1st Aug 1974

 to 

31st Jul 1975


P

1st Aug 1975

 to 

31st Jul 1976


R

1st Aug 1976

 to 

31st Jul 1977


S

1st Aug 1977

 to 

28th Feb 1978


T

1st Aug 1978

 to 

31st July 1979


V

1st Aug 1979

 to 

31st July 1980


W

1st Aug 1980

 to 

31st July 1981


X

1st Aug 1981

 to 

31st July 1982


Y

1st Aug 1982

 to 

31st July 1983



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