Passenger Plates
1985 - 1992
1985ZAA-100 - ZZZ-999
"word plates"
AAA-10A - AJZ-99Z
The "Z" series (omitted in 1973) was used from January to June 1985.


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


After ZZZ-999, several letter groups ("words") omitted from 1973-84 were issued.

Here are a few of the ones we know (or suspect) were in this group:
ALE BAG BAT BOX BRP BUB CAN CON COW END FEM FEY FIB FLU FOD FOE FOG FRT GAB GUI HEC
HEN HIP HMO IDO IHS IJU ILL INK INU IVD JAZ JUG KAT KIC KOW RAG RAW RED RUT RYE
HEY (prefix)

Without actual registration documents, it's impossible to tell with 100% certainty which are "word plates" and which are not.
This data is a best guess.


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985

Ted Martin
New Jersey License Plate 1985

Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey License Plate 1985

Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985


There may have been other plates issued over the years with unused prefixes.
I have a report of the LOW and VEK suffixes being issued to vehicles in 1987 (from Steve Bier).

The new series started at AAA-10A in August 1985 after the initial "word" plates were issued.



New Jersey License Plate 1985


New Jersey License Plate 1985

1986AKA-10A - BMZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1986


New Jersey License Plate 1986


New Jersey License Plate 1986

1987BNA-10A - CNZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1987


New Jersey License Plate 1987


New Jersey License Plate 1987


New Jersey License Plate 1987

1988COA-10A - EOZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1988


New Jersey License Plate 1988



The "D" series was reserved
for DEALER plates.


New Jersey License Plate 1988


New Jersey License Plate 1988


New Jersey License Plate 1988

1989EPA-10A - FOZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1989


New Jersey License Plate 1989


New Jersey License Plate 1989


New Jersey License Plate 1989


New Jersey License Plate 1989


New Jersey License Plate 1989

1990FPA-10A - GKZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1990


New Jersey License Plate 1990


New Jersey License Plate 1990


New Jersey License Plate 1990

1991GLA-10A - HHZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1991


New Jersey License Plate 1991


New Jersey License Plate 1991


New Jersey License Plate 1991


New Jersey License Plate 1991

1992HIA-10A - HZZ-99Z


New Jersey License Plate 1992


New Jersey License Plate 1992


New Jersey License Plate 1992


This series stopped in November 1992 at HZZ-99Z.