Passenger Plates
1926 - 1938

COUNTY CODES
County codes were added to New Jersey passenger plates in 1926.
They now used an A0000 or A00000 format where the first letter is the county code - all counties started at number 1001.
The letter represented the county for passenger plates:
A = Atlantic H = Hudson L = Mercer P = Passaic U = Union
B = Bergen I = Somerset M = Monmouth Q = Ocean (1926) V = Morris
C = Camden J = Hunterdon N = Burlington R = Sussex W = Warren
E = Essex K = Middlesex O/N = Ocean (1927-) S = Salem Y = Cumberland
F = Cape May Z = Gloucester

Essex County reached E99999 very early on, so they used E in the second position.
1E was used in 1926. Numbers reached 2E in 1927, 3E in 1928, 5E in 1929, and 6E in 1930.

In 1927, the prefix for Ocean county changed from Q to a stacked O/N.

In 1931, the Essex county prefix became stacked, like this:   Only 1/E was needed after 1931.
In 1938, Bergen County reched B99999 and used a stacked 1/B like this:

Some counties (F=Cape May, I=Somerset, J=Hunterdon, S=Salem, W=Warren) used a dash separator between the county code and the serial number from 1927 forward.
It appears that Somerset County (I prefix) was the only county to use the dash in 1926.
1926 - 1938A0000, A00000, A-0000, and O/N 00000
1A0000 and 1/A 00000

1926Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1927Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926SalemJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1926

1926WarrenJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1926


Starting in 1927, serifs were used on the letters - this slight die modification made the plates more readable.
(You could finally tell a "number one" from a "letter I")

1927Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Union
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1927

1927Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1927


1928Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Warren (long)
New Jersey License Plate 1928

1928Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1928


1929Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Somerset5-digit
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1929

1929Warren (long)
New Jersey License Plate 1929


1930Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1930

1930Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1930

1930Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1930

1930Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1930

1930Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1930

1930Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1930


1931Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931MercerRepaint
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1931

1931Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1931


1932Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Burlington
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1932

1932Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1932


1933Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1933

1933Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1933


1934Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1934

1934WarrenJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1934


1935Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Union
New Jersey License Plate 1935

1935Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1935


1936Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Warren4-digit
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Warren5-digit
New Jersey License Plate 1936

1936Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1936


1937Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1937

1937Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1937


1938Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938BergenHighest 1/B known
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1938

1938Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1938