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Highest sightings of
Norwegian license plates

These are highest sightings of normal series plates. Since 2009 white, green and other colour plates are no longer in separate blocks. The archive is now updated for end of 2018.

Since 2012 aluminium plates in 2006 style are again used. They are shown in normal lettering. Plastic plates in 2009 style are shown in bold lettering. Aluminium plates in 2002 style in italic lettering. Aluminium plates in 1971 style (reflective since 1982) in underlined lettering.

    Two highest Date Complete
Halden AA 72315 72310 19.5.19  
Sarpsborg AE 57887 57437 19.5.19 AD
Mysen AJ 90344 90310 15.5.19  
Fredrikstad AS 60000 59763 14.5.19 AR
Moss AY 39443 39185 2.4.19 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 20924 20923 11.5.19 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 96040 96038 4.5.19 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 98952 98893 22.5.19 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 93049 92921 21.5.19  
Oslo DR 66695 66694 18.5.19 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EV 73458 73094 11.5.19 EL,EK
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 63880 63852 2.5.19 FS
GAS GA 11864 11647 22.3.19  
Elverum HB 84432 84389 14.4.19 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 28566 28523 13.5.19 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HK 13663 13575 16.5.19 HJ
Lillehammer HT 22704 22639 11.4.19 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10412 10392 16.4.19 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 33213 33210 31.3.19  
Gjøvik JD 85633 85480 1.5.19 JC
Fagernes JR 33409 33374 12.5.19  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 30437 30333 30.4.19 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 49471 49412 4.5.19  
Drammen KJ 42471 42406 12.5.19 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 98447 98150 4.5.19  
Horten KZ 66134 66120 12.4.19  
Tønsberg LJ 75378 75345 22.5.19 LH
Larvik LS 92091 91960 8.5.19  
Sandefjord LY 84763 84672 21.5.19  
Skien NF 93828 93530 20.4.19 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974. Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 75540 75457 8.5.19  
Rjukan PA 21687 21646 19.4.19  
Arendal PD 66513 66404 13.5.19 PC
Setesdal PL 28508 28497 14.8.18  
Kristiansand PR 53105 52646 8.5.19 PN,PP
Mandal PX 65215 65100 18.4.19  
Flekkefjord RA 47983 47926 22.2.19  
Stavanger RL 39587 39585 4.5.19 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 42563 42250 15.4.19 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 91628 91440 22.4.19 SC
Bergen SV 97811 97728 21.5.19 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 32157 32148 14.5.19  
Stord TL 32666 32386 14.5.19  
Odda TS 29444 29437 10.5.19  
Førde TV 95275 95219 15.5.19  
Nordfjordeid UA 37809 37770 20.4.19  
Sogndal UC 31663 31653 5.3.19  
Ålesund UF 83928 83182 17.5.19 UE
Ørsta UN 38838 38832 12.5.19 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde US 11307 11281 4.3.19 UR
Kristiansund UX 70475 70376 14.3.19  
Sunndalsøra VB 15652 15646 11.5.19  
Trondheim VJ 14555 14554 21.5.19 VD,VE,VF,VH
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 20370 20312 16.4.19 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 45552 45551 6.5.19  
Brekstad XA 19749 19730 16.4.19  
Steinkjer XD 89097 89014 16.4.19  
Levanger XK 28510 28509 21.5.19 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 44226 44211 16.4.19  
Namsos XR 67320 67131 14.3.19  
Mosjøen XV 71012 71007 20.8.18 XV 72340 registered in 2011 to a 1972 Dodge Challenger.
FA up to at least 10085 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Mo i Rana YA 71067 71049 25.4.19  
Bodø YF 14607 14576 20.1.19 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23776 23730 19.8.18  
Narvik YN 63731 63728 20.4.19  
Svolvær YT 73660 73657 25.8.18 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
YT 74142 registered in 2017 to a 1974 Volvo 142.
Sortland YU 47609 47490 23.8.18  
Harstad ZA 19905 19880 14.3.19 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 55796 55089 9.4.19 ZE
FC up to at least 10213 registered by mistake since June 2015. See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 24423 24155 17.2.19 ZF
Square ZD 99069 in 2002-style registered 15.7.2004. Finnsnes issued from ZD 10000 to 10010 from 27.11.2001, probably by mistake. After reaching ZF 99999 in May 2004, ZD continued. EX up to at least 10006 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Svalbard ZN 13128 13032 14.12.18  
Storslett FK 14385 14314 13.2.19  
Vadsø ZP 47607 47291 3.5.19 FR up to at least 10029 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23840 23821 20.3.19 EY up to at least 10011 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 54361 54227 2.5.19  
Hammerfest ZX 23811 23789 2.5.19  
Lakselv ZZ 29111 28819 18.5.19  
Thanks to the following for contributing in 2019: Erik Einum, Lars Ihle, Helge Fjelltun, Vegar Norheim, Stig Carlsson, Stein Arild Berg, Geir Arild Hustad, Jens Ståle Hanem, Jon Arild Skedsmo, Cato Stenmark, Lars Vermundsberget, Geir Midtun, Arne Meyer, Johan Xt. Olsen, Lars Vollan, Kim Håvard Andersen, Frode Samuelsen, Harald Johansen, Alf-Tore Kirkeli, Arild Gill, Anders Lien, Tore Fagerli, Lars Aage Svendsen, Øyvind Taraldset Sørensen, Philipp Walser, John Harrison and Tor-Magnus Lundeby.
Harstad (YZ) jumped from 45925 to 89920 because of a new computer system. Similar situations occured in Setesdal (PL), Stavanger (RH/RJ), Mosjøen (XV), Mo i Rana (YA), Fauske (YK), Svolvær (YT), Tromsø (ZE), Finnsnes (ZF), Storslett (FK), Vadsø (ZP) and Kirkenes (ZS). Skien (NE) skipped around 30 000, Steinkjer (XD) around 3000, Stjørdal (XN) around 4000 and Narvik (YN) around 4000 numbers previously reserved for green plates.

Since October 2001 a new centralized computer system is in use. The use of large separate blocks of numbers for green plates has been abandoned and all issues have jumped ahead to the highest series. For example Harstad jumped ahead from YZ 45924 to the end of YZ 89900.


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