TEMPORARY PLATES 1993-2012 Starting in 1992 or 1993, and for the next 20 years, NJ used
long paper temps that hung in the back window.
1993-2008
This series started at number 1000000, and over the years, several different fonts were used for the numbers.

1993
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1994
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1995Ed B.
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1996
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1997
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


In 1997, before the 5000000 series was issued, they went back to the 2500000/2700000 series for a while.

1997
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1997
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


In 1998 they introduced a silver hologram strip into the lower section where the date is written.

1998
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1999
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1999NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

1999
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2000
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


In 2000, the some of the early 5000000 series were issued - from the 5100000 series to the 5500000 series.

2000
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate



By 2001 we were back in the mid-7000000 series.

2001
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2002
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2003
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


After 9999999 was reached, the series started at 1000000 again.

2003
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2003NON-RESIDENTJeff Fazekas
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate



Here is a 7000000 series plate, presumably a leftover from the previous series.

2004
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2004NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2004
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2005NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2005
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2006NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2006
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2007
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2008
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


In early 2008, the 7-digit series of temp plates stopped at (possibly) 5999999.
2008-2012
A new series was issued in 2008 starting at A000001 with some new characteristics:
(1) a barcode, (2) the serial number in a black box (top center), (3) the silver hologram stip removed, and (4) the left-hand panel now has color (bluish/pinkish/bluish).

2008
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2008
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2008
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


Between A405083 and B055014, the validity for temp tags changed from 20 days to 30 days.   Non-resident temps remained valid for 20 days.

2009
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2009UNDATED - no date written in
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2010
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2010
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2010COOL DATE 10-10-10
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2010
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

20107 numbers higher than previous one
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2010NON-RESIDENTflickr
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2011
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2011
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2012Different Font (here we go again...)
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2011
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2012
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2012
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate

2012NON-RESIDENT
New Jersey Temporary Tag License Plate


This series stopped being issued as of June 30, 2012 - the highest number seen was D424709.