njplates.moini.net
Welcome to njplates.moini.net - my web site devoted to New Jersey license plates.


This page will be used to log site updates and also report anything interesting that's happening with New Jersey license plates in general,
like baseplate changes or a new number series.
Check back often to see what new information is available.

Please contact me at plates@moini.net if you have any information, pictures, or questions for me.
Thanks for visiting !
- Jim
 
02.11.2018
First big update of 2018.
Some new (1979) sequential PUC LIM plates have surfaced recently.
Many other new pictures also.

11.25.2017
Hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving !
Various updates - most notably on the NJ Beach Buggy Association page. I have been corresponding with their membership secratary, who is very helpful and friendly, and he gave me lots of information about their plates and their club. Thanks Ken !
I also joined the NJBBA - I'm now member #5313 - with a new plate to go with it !

11.05.2017
Some more pictures updated, but ... some improvements to the menu.
- I added a "Jump to Plate Type" function which presents a dropdown list of all plates in alphabetical order by caption. This is great if you know the type of plate you're looking for, but don't know which section of the menu to look in.
For plates with multiple pages (commercial, for example) this will bring you to the page with the most recent plates, and also open the part of the main menu where the plate type is located. From there you can navigate to other years or similar types.
- I also finally posted the article I wrote for the Feb 2017 PLATES Magazine (an in-depth review of NJ passenger plates) - also with a sidebar by Richard Dragon.
Read the article here.

11.01.2017
ANOTHER new type identified today ! (This is two in the span of a week, definitely the most activity we've seen in a while.)
NJ now has plates for the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.   These plates were first spotted by NJRoadFan on October 16th, but we didn't know what they were at that point. A picture from Steve Bier - received today - sorted it out, as there was enough on the picture for me to google and find out what the plate was.
The plates have an IV prefix ... since the symbol of the AKA sorority is an IVY Leaf (get it ?).

10.29.2017
Finished update from yesterday - maybe another 50 pictures added.

10.28.2017
Two big things today:
First, I saw my first AUTOCYCLE plate today - new plates are out for 3-wheeled motorcycles. See it here.
Second, Phil Leib verified that 1951 was the first year for MD plates for medical doctors. This info was from the DMV's 1950 annual report. I updated the Physician page to reflect this info.
Meanwhile, there have been several other updates to the site - more than 100 pictures added in the past month or so.
Check out the flat IN TRANSIT EMPTY plate!!

08.20.2017
Another big update ... passenger plates reached the J- series, non-resident temp plates moved from the N to the P suffix.
Lots of new pictures ... as usual !

06.15.2017
A fairly big update ... couple of hundred new pictures - all over the place.
Flat plates sighted for graphics: CC, IM, WC, also VEHICLE MFR, School Vehicles, and Civil Air Patrol.

11.04.2016
I am starting to (little by little) re-style and modernize the look of the New Jersey pages.   Case in point - you are looking at one of the new pages.   Hope you like it !
The MVC has started "colorizing" some of the logos organizational and military plates - I've added a new page with these plates listed.
Also changed the DATA/BOOKS/ARTICLES page to "NJ PLATE INFORMATION".   Anything and everything scanned and/or photographed goes there. And finally, Limousine plates have finally gone flat - the change was probably at OL1000K, and also the TD State Govt plates - at TD17000.

10.10.2016
Over the past week I've added several new pictures.
Probably most significant is a group of fake windshield stickers seen on eBay. I've actually seen these on show cars ... they SUCK !!! Fonts, text sizes, even colors and borders - all wrong.

09.07.2016
Some minor style changes to the menu. I think it's easier to read now that it's left-justified.   Let me know if anything is broken :-)

08.23.2016
Lots of new plates, and a bunch of new documents on the Data/Books/Articles page !

06.16.2016
More courtesy plates (Ron) and new motorcycle plates (me).   And a bunch of other new stuff too.

05.30.2016
New information about Clam Digger permit plates - we got Oysters now, too. Check it out here !

05.27.2016
More new courtesy plates from Ron Hepkin - 1926-1938 !
Also lots of new motorcycle plates in this update - I'm filling in letters and years.

04.12.2016
Updates to the 1920-1925 courtesy plate page - thanks to Ron Hepkin !

04.10.2016
Believe it or not, there's a type from almost 100 years ago that I missed !   Fellow collector Ron Hepkin sent a picture of a 1925 UNDERTAKER plate (U- prefix).
I created a new page for this type under "Omnibus Types". (Seemed like the right place...)

04.03.2016
Updated various sections. Apportioned plates reached AT. Limo over OL9000J but still not flat.
Re-did the flat plate typeset page.

12.30.2015
Another update - various new plates.

07.11.2015
I'm going to try to do more frequent updates instead of saving pictures for months and doing them all at the same time.
Highlights this week - motorcycle-sized temp plates (on the TEMP 2012-) page and new flat NEW CAR DEALER sighted !

06.11.2015
Added page with skipped NJ prefix/suffix combinaitons (under Passenger Plates section).
Also updated NJ hologram codes page.

06.07.2015
Major update (it's about time !) - lots of pictures of new FLAT plates.

12.28.2014
Happy Holidays to everyone! Random updates with new pictures - more than 50 plate types have now been spotted on the flat base.
Also a new look and updates for NJHIGHS.

11.15.2014
HOTEL BUS plates sighted for the first time today ... thanks Paul !

10.05.2014
New page added for flat plate typeset - this is a pictorial listing of all the flat plates types spotted so far.
Also several new pictures and some re-arranging of categories.

08.15.2014
A bunch of new pictures added - also a new page on FAKE plates (all the way on the bottom of the menu).

08.11.2014
Apportioned plates have gone flat !
The highest embossed plate issued was AR-999H, AR-100J through AR-999Z were skipped, and flat plates started at AS-100A.

08.08.2014
Several more flat types sighted - Courtesy (with car number in way upper right!), and some other vanity types.
I re-arranged some of the categories on the site - mostly around the Passenger Types.  Low Numbers is now under the Courtest category (was under Govt).  "Classic" (QQ and Streed Rod) now has its own category, as do Handicapped and Vanity.
Let me know if you have trouble finding anything !

07.29.2014
First sighting of the DO Physician type ... thanks again to Jason Philis !

07.07.2014
Two additional NEW TYPES reported - AMBULANCE and MOBILITY ASSISTANCE VEHICLE - thanks to Jason Philis for the pictures !

07.01.2014
Three NEW TYPES reported - TAXICAB, JITNEY, and PARATRANSIT - thanks to Paul Rosenberg for the pictures !

06.06.2014
Two interesting sightings today ... I saw A40-EFF which is the 31st flat plate issued, as they started with A10-EFF.
Also, check out the passenger vanity page - another collector spotted a flat vanity plate with a car number (-2) ... in a really weird place! Gotta see it!

05.25.2014
Lots of flat plates floating around now ... I see a handful every day, mostly all passenger. I did see a flat O/M (omnibus) vanity today, though !
Some additions to the site as I have posted all the new pictures since last month. My NJHIGHS page now has links back to the main site for the standard types - I will add them for the specialty types soon.

04.29.2014
First FLAT passenger plate seen - T96-EFP

04.19.2014
FLAT plates are here !   First one spotted on the road - see it here !

03.15.2014
More new 2014 plates - but nothing FLAT yet.
Check out the historic motorcycle page for some great "new" information - thanks Sarge !!
Also a new article on the NJ PLATE INFORMATION page on motorcycle plate #C1 from 1917 !

03.07.2014
New updates for 2014 !

11.29.2013
FLAT plates coming again ... next March. Looks like a "go" this time.
Reached the DUx series with passenger plates - patiently waiting for the municipal series to pass MG99999.
I recently saw the first NEW CAR DLR plate with a reversed format: 2743 DFG.

08.20.2013
Good pictures of the new bus stickers, finally !   And in this update I added a page for "data sheets" - DMV lists of plate types.

07.30.2013
No big news this time. New windshield stickers for NJ buses. Updates to several sections.

06.01.2013
Now I hear that the DMV has changed their mind. No FLAT plates for New Jersey. Drat.   Not sure what will happen to the Sports/NASCAR plates and Gold Star Family (as they are flat now).

05.29.2013
My sources tell me that all plates in NJ will be going FLAT starting in October 2013 !!
In passenger plates, we are now in the early D series.   Give or take, A10-DEA. This is the first time a 3-letter block starting with D has been used on passenger plates as the D-block plates are usually only used for dealers. Also, various updates to the site - Historic plates have reversed to 10000QQ - and I got a really blurry picture of the new BUS windshield stickers...

03.03.2013
Lots of news this time !
Some of the NASCAR plates have been discontinued; also the NJ Nets plate is no longer available, because they moved to Brooklyn, NY !!.
There are several new OMNIBUS types coming out in 2014 - see a preview in the omnibus section !

11.25.2012
Fixed a style sheet bug which made the yellow info boxes bounce around - but only in Chrome. A "real" update is in the works.

07.08.2012
Well, it's been a while ! Just finished another large update to the site, including several hundred plate pictures. Still no sign of the missing B series plates, I guess they're gone for good. We have progressed into the C series (current high as of today is -CEZ) and plates are still embossed. More and more types are appearing with the helix hologram now, and I've tried to note cutoffs where possible.
Special thanks to Jeff Ellis for helping me sort out the Avery hologram codes ... those circles around the year number actually mean something after all !

05.06.2012
Motorcycle plates have reached the "2" series; 2AAG8 seen.

04.01.2012
New temporary plates start today - regular (resident) temps start at F000001, and nonresident temps strat at 000001N. These are printed on-demand, which means every time a car is sold, anywhere in New Jersey, the number goes up. Should prove interesting to watch the progression on these !

02.14.2012
County Government plates started a new series from CG-1AAA. This should last a while...

12.28.2011
Merry Christmas !!   Passenger plates in the BT- series now, still missing BD thru BG.   I've been searching around flickr.com lately, and I've found a good number of New Jersey plate pictures which I've included on the site.   Some are far-away shots, so please pardon the "blurry".

11.06.2011
Big update with 200 pictures - check out the In Transit Empty page.   Commercial has reached XY, temp plates reached D.

10.09.2011
Added alphabetic index ! Now you can find plates by letter prefixes (if you don't know what section they belong to).   Also, split up the Military, Organizational, College, and Graphic plates pages into separate pages for each type.

10.02.2011
Still no sightings of the BD, BE, BF, or BG suffixes. Don't know what happened to them. There are BC suffix plates out there, along with BH through BM.

08.20.2011
After seeing BBX suffixes on passenger plates, there has been a jump and now we are seeing the BHx and BJx series. BCx plates have also been seen, but no BDx, BEx, BFx, or BGx yet.

08.20.2011
The School Bus S1 series has flipped from S1-Z999 to A100-S1.

08.06.2011
The Conserve Wildlife (Eagle) W/C series has flipped from W/C 999Z to A100 W/C.

07.15.2011
The B series for passenger plates (A10-BAA) has been reached.

06.07.2011
Motorcycle plates no longer have sticker boxes. The change occurred somewhere between 1RKLx and 1RUUx.

04.06.2011
MG90000 reached for Municipal plates.

04.01.2011
Now that the March '11 stickers are invalid, it is definite that *no* plate stickers will be issued any more in New Jersey, for any plate types.   No March '12 stickers have appeared, and some people are removing some or all of the stickers from their plates.