|New Format Registrations|
From 1 September 2001, registrations took on a new format.
The new format was introduced because the old age identifier prefix letters ran out on the 31st August 2001 and the new format makes number plates easier to read and more memorable.
Two letter regional identifier.
The first two letters of the registration now show the region where the vehicle was first registered. This will help with the recall of registrations and the identification of vehicles.
Using the above example, "AB" shows that the vehicle was first registered in Anglia (A) at the DVLA's Peterborough office (B).
Two figure age identifier
Three random letters
Combinations that may be considered offensive as well as the Letters "I" and "Q" will be excluded from this element of the registration.
|Two Figure Age Identifier|
|01||March 1st 2001||51||September 1st 2001|
|02||March 1st 2002||52||September 1st 2002|
|03||March 1st 2003||53||September 1st 2003|
|04||March 1st 2004||54||September 1st 2004|
|05||March 1st 2004||55||September 1st 2005|
|06||March 1st 2006||56||September 1st 2006|
|07||March 1st 2007||57||September 1st 2007|
|08||March 1st 2008||58||September 1st 2008|
|09||March 1st 2009||59||September 1st 2009|
|10||March 1st 2010||60||September 1st 2010|
|11||March 1st 2011||61||September 1st 2011|
|12||March 1st 2012||62||September 1st 2012|
|13||March 1st 2013||63||September 1st 2013|
|14||March 1st 2014||64||September 1st 2014|
|15||March 1st 2015||65||September 1st 2015|
|16||March 1st 2016||66||September 1st 2016|
|17||March 1st 2017||67||September 1st 2017|
|18||March 1st 2018||68||September 1st 2018|
|19||March 1st 2019||69||September 1st 2019|
|20||March 1st 2020||70||September 1st 2020|