UK Registration Mark Suffixes & Prefixes

Suffix
Prefix

A

Feb. 1963 to Dec. 1963

A

August 1983 to JuIy 1984

B

Jan. 1964 to Dec. 1964

B

August 1984 to JuIy 1985

C

Jan. 1965 to Dec. 1965

C

August 1985 to July 1986

D

Jan. 1966 to Dec. 1966

D

August 1986 to July 1987

E

Jan. 1967 to July 1967

E

August 1987 to July 1988

F

August 1967 to July 1968

F

August 1988 to July 1989

G

August 1968 to July 1969

G

August 1989 to July 1990

H

August 1969 to July 1970

H

August 1990 to July 1991

J

August 1970 to July 1971

J

August 1991 to July 1992

K

August 1971 to July 1972

K

August 1992 to July 1993

L

August 1972 to July 1973

L

August 1993 to July 1994

M

August 1973 to July 1974

M

August 1994 to July 1995

N

August 1974 to July 1975

N

August 1995 to July 1996

P

August 1975 to July 1976

P

August 1996 to July 1997

R

August 1976 to July 1977

R

August 1997 to July 1998

S

August 1977 to July 1978

S

August 1998 to Feb. 1999

T

August 1978 to July 1979

T

March 1999 to Aug. 1999

V

August 1979 to July 1980

V

Sep. 1999 to Feb. 2000

W

August 1980 to July 1981

W

March 2000 to Aug. 2000

X

August 1981 to July 1982

X

Sep. 2000 to Feb. 2001

Y

August 1982 to July 1983

Y

March 2001 to Aug. 2001

 

New Style Plates and Area Codes (September 2001 onwards)


Year  March September 
2001 - 51

2002

02

52

2003

03

53

2004

04

54

2005

05

55

2006

06

56

2007

07

57

2008

08

58

2009

09

59

2010

10

60


List of DVLA Location identifiers
Local Memory Tag DVLA office Local Identifier
A Peterborough A B C D E F G H J K L M N
  Norwich O P R S T U
  Ipswich V W X Y
B Birmingham A - Y
C Cardiff A B C D E F G H J K L M N O
  Swansea P R S T U V
  Bangor W X Y
D Chester A B C D E F G H J K
  Shrewsbury L M N O P R S T U V W X Y
E Chelmsford A - Y
F Nottingham A B C D E F G H J K L M N P
  Lincoln R S T V W X Y
G Maidstone A B C D E F G H J K L M N O
  Brighton P R S T U V W X Y
H Bournemouth A B C D E F G H J
  Portsmouth K L M N O P R S T U V W X Y
                    HW Reserved for the Isle of Wight
K Luton A B C D E F G H J K L
  Northampton M N O P R S T U V W X Y
L Wimbledon A B C D E F G H J
  Stanmore K L M N O P R S T
  Sidcup U V W X Y
M Manchester A - Y
N Newcastle A B C D E G H J K L M N O
  Stockton P R S T U V W X Y
O Oxford A - Y
P Preston A B C D E F G H J K L M N O P R S T
  Carlisle U V W X Y
R Reading A - Y
S Glasgow A B C D E F G H J
  Edinburgh K L M N O
  Dundee P R S T
  Aberdeen U V W
  Inverness X Y
V Worcester A - Y
W   Exeter A B C D E F G H J
  Truro K L
  Bristol M N O P R S T U V W X Y
Y Leeds A B C D E F G H J K
  Sheffield L M N O P R S T U
  Beverley V W X Y