MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENT The MG and MGX prefixes were first used in 1926.
At this time, municipal, county, and state government became unique types.
1926-1959   PASSENGER

1928
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1930
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1931
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1933
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1937Ron Hepkin
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1938Ron Hepkin
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1946John Willard
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1946
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1950
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1952/56Ross Day
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1957/58
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1957/58Mike Wiener
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1959Lee Madigan
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1926-1959   COMMERCIAL

Until 1958, municipal commercial plates used a different series than municipal passenger car plates, incorporating the X code for commercial.
This practice was discontinued with the tan base in 1959.

1926
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1928Ron Hepkin
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1930Leib Brothers
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1931J. Mattes
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1933Lee Madigan
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1934
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1936Leib Brothers
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1937
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1938
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1942Lee Madigan
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1945
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1947
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1948Lee Madigan
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1949
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1949
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1950
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1951
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1952/56Jack Hollingsworth
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1952/56
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1957/58Ross Day
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1959Lee Madigan
New Jersey Municipal Government Commercial License Plate

1959-1977MG-100A - MG-999Z
MG-A100 - MG-Z999
MG-1000 - MG-9999
100MG-A - 999MG-Z

The 1959/1977 Municipal plates have several different patterns, starting with MG-100A, then MG-A100, MG-1000, and 100MG-A.
Thanks to John Walters for the information on the proper sequence of these.

David Doernberg
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Lee Madigan
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New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate

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Lee Madigan
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c.1970REFLECTIVE
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STICKERED 1973Lee Madigan
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New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate

Mike Wiener
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Jeff Fazekas
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New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate

Mike Wiener
New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


These are remakes - made in the mid 70s - of the early 60's issues.


Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


The only known pattern on the 1977 base is MG-000A.   These would be remakes (or re-plates ?) of the early 60's issue.


Jeff Fazekas
New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate


1979 BASEMG-1000 - MG-9999
MG-10AA - MG-99ZZ

The 1979 base went back and re-issued the MG-0000 plates, and then continued where the 1977 base left off in the MG-000A series (somewhere bewteen MG-999G and MG-100M).
By the early 80s, MG-999Z was reached, and a new series started at MG-10AA.

1979Jeff Fazekas
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1979Jeff Fazekas
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1979Lee Madigan
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EARLY 1980sJeff Fazekas
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EARLY 1980s
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EARLY 1980sJoe Wasielewski
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EARLY 1980s
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MID 1980sJeff Fazekas
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MID 1980s
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c.1991
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c.1991Mike Wiener
New Jersey Municipal Government License Plate

1992 BASEMG10000 - MG50999 (?)

The 1992 graphic issue brought a new numbering pattern - 7 digits starting at MG10000.
There are also re-issues (or remakes ?) of the earlier series.

Some municipal plates have stickers - but it seems to be arbitrary.
When stickers are used, plates are usually "valid" for 4 years.

PROTOTYPEMike Wiener
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REMAKE
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REMAKE
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REMAKE
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1992

1992Lee Madigan
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x2003
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x2006
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c.1998
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x2001
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x2006
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x2005Jeff Fazekas
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x2002
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x2004
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Vanity municipal plates have a stacked MG prefix.

VANITY
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VANITYpolicecarwebsite.net
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AVERY BASEMG51000 - MG6????

x2003
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x2004
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x2004
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x2004
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ISSUED 2003
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x2005
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x2007
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ISSUED LATE 2004
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c.2005
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VANITY with car number suffix -8
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3M2 BASEMG6???? - MG90999(?)

VANITY - or remake of MG-56MM ?
Mike Wiener
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VANITYflickr
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ISSUED 2006
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x2010
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ISSUED 2008
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ISSUED 2008 x2009flickr
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2009
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2010
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2011policecarwebsite.net
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2011
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HELIX BASE   MG91000(?) - MG99999
10000MG - 14499MG(?)

REMAKEflickr
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2012
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2013
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2013
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In Jan 2014, the numbering flipped to 10000MG.

2014
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2014J. Mattes
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2014
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2014policecarwebsite.net
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2014 FLAT BASE14500MG(?) -

Flat municipal plates first appeared in January or February 2015.

2015
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2015
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2016
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2016
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2017
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2017
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