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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 2016.

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 68982 68915 9.1.17  
Sarpsborg AE 50705 50073 22.1.17 AD
Mysen AJ 85676 85674 15.12.16  
Fredrikstad AS 51573 51006 21.1.17 AR
Moss AY 32857 32737 31.12.16 AX
Drøbak (Follo) BE 11098 10484 16.1.17 BC,BD
Billingstad (Asker og Bærum) BT 57321 57177 22.1.17 BL,BN,BP,BR,BS
Lillestrøm (Romerike) CF 87626 87353 30.12.16 CC,CE
Jessheim CV 83772 83562 5.1.17  
Oslo DR 22050 21826 22.1.17 DA,DB,DC,DD,DE,DF,DH,DJ,DK,DL,DN,DP
ELECTRIC EK 30359 29771 20.1.17 EL
EX-MILITARY FE 10243 10060 1.8.16  
Hamar FT 56041 55982 3.1.17 FS
GAS GA 11286 11279 16.1.17  
Elverum HB 81377 81211 1.12.16 FZ up to at least 10079 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Tynset HF 27477 27472 1.10.16 HF 90245 registered in 2006. (Photo: Kim Andersen).
Kongsvinger HJ 99757 99656 13.1.17  
Lillehammer HT 18928 18897 28.12.16 HS
FB up to at least 10098 (green plate) registered by mistake since June 2015.
HYDROGEN HY 10202 10194 12.12.16 First of the HY-series.
Otta HZ 32003 31927 12.1.17  
Gjøvik JD 78911 78838 21.12.16 JC
Fagernes JR 32380 32199 22.12.16  
Hønefoss (Ringerike) JV 25270 24998 16.12.16 JU
Gol (Hallingdal) KB 46311 46199 13.12.16  
Drammen KJ 27777 27106 12.1.17 KE,KF,KH
Kongsberg KT 93606 93439 15.1.17  
Horten KZ 64380 64288 16.11.16  
Tønsberg LJ 66219 66216 15.1.17 LH
Larvik LS 87327 87225 20.12.16  
Sandefjord LY 80749 80692 6.1.17  
Skien NF 81890 81857 15.1.17 ND,NE
Porsgrunn NN 18060 18054 Late 1980s Obsolete since 1974.
Highest issued at least NN 18126.
Notodden NV 71825 71745 16.1.17  
Rjukan PA 21057 20913 16.11.16  
Arendal PD 58777 58164 21.1.17 PC
Setesdal PL 28359 28358 2.10.16  
Kristiansand PR 39509 38903 18.1.17 PN,PP
Mandal PX 62264 62113 1.10.16  
Flekkefjord RA 46790 46603 30.11.16  
Stavanger RL 16881 16821 14.1.17 RE,RF,RH,RJ,RK
Egersund RZ 40005 39980 21.1.17 RZ 71711 registered in 2006 to a 1971 Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
Haugesund SD 83061 83058 30.12.16 SC
Bergen SV 78681 78542 21.1.17 SN,SP,SR,ST,SU
Voss TF 30822 30754 18.1.17  
Stord TL 30982 30896 22.1.17  
Odda TS 28731 28672 12.12.16  
Førde TV 91505 91425 6.1.17  
Nordfjordeid UA 36041 35872 7.12.16  
Sogndal UC 30239 30230 12.1.17  
Ålesund UF 74333 74061 2.1.17 UE
Ørsta UN 37141 36841 2.1.17 BB up to at least 10090 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Molde UR 97060 97040 16.1.17  
Kristiansund UX 67941 67882 1.1.17  
Sunndalsøra VB 15277 15268 10.1.17  
Trondheim VH 85451 85020 17.1.17 VD,VE,VF
Trondheim issued from VP 10000 to 10089 because of a mistake by the plate manufacturer in November 2001.
Støren VT 19434 19402 24.12.16 Støren issued some VS plates from August 2006 before returning to VT.
Orkdal VX 42736 42595 18.11.16  
Brekstad XA 19313 19186 22.11.16  
Steinkjer XD 87041 86988 28.10.16  
Levanger XK 26164 26098 5.11.16 XL
Levanger commenced issues from XL 10000, but from 1.1.2002 XK has been used. XL reached just above 36000.
Stjørdal XN 41775 41588 16.10.16  
Namsos XR 63600 63480 16.10.16  
Mosjøen XV 69701 69572 5.11.16 XV 72340 registered in 2011 to a 1972 Dodge Challenger.
FA up to at least 10050 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Mo i Rana YA 69018 68771 5.12.16  
Bodø YF 10690 10677 16.11.16 YE
EZ 10010 registered 11.6.2015 by mistake. Plates up to at least 10173 (green) have been issued.
Fauske YK 23413 23348 5.11.16  
Narvik YN 61867 61318 1.9.16  
Svolvær YT 72587 72380 4.1.17 YT 80000 registered in 2014 to a 1980 Chevrolet.
Sortland YU 46209 46112 5.9.16  
Harstad ZA 17722 17532 22.12.16 YZ
News article about YZ 99999 and ZA 10000.
Tromsø ZH 49137 48944 13.1.17 ZE
ZH 50883 registered 12.3.2014.
FC up to at least 10210 registered by mistake since June 2015.
See news article about FC 10170.
Finnsnes ZD 22687 22644 21.12.16 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 12840 12746 20.12.15  
Storslett FK 14152 14111 29.10.16  
Vadsø ZP 46526 46385 18.8.16 FR up to at least 10016 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Kirkenes ZS 23130 23086 18.6.16 EY up to at least 10009 registered by mistake since June 2015.
Alta ZT 51839 51802 16.12.16  
Hammerfest ZX 23282 23281 16.12.16  
Lakselv ZZ 23820 23717 13.1.17  
Thanks to the following for contributing in 2017: Jon Arild Skedsmo, Cato Stenmark, Harald Johansen, Geir Arild Hustad, Frode Samuelsen, Anders Lien, Lars Ihle, Vegar Norheim, Alf-Tore Kirkeli, Helge Fjelltun, Johan Xt. Olsen, Stein Arild Berg, Stig Carlsson, Lars Aage Svendsen, Thomas Hvesser, Jens Hanem, Tore Fagerli and Morten Westergren.
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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