NEW CAR DEALER STICKERS
 
From the 1970's to 1993, new cars purchased from dealers got special stickers which allowed 2 years until inspection was due.
Every sticker had 5 available years, and the month and year of expiration were punched out on the sticker.

1974/78 (1976)
Bruce Bufalini

1981/85
ALPCA 10/1998

1985/89
Bruce Bufalini

1986/90 (1986)
Bruce Bufalini

1987/91 (1988)
Bruce Bufalini

1989/93
Lee Madigan


This sticker is a hybrid - 11/92 big month/year numbers over an 1988/1993 punchout sticker.

1992triboro


The punchout stickers were discontinued in favor of the current type with the month and year finally large enough to read.
The first of these stickers may have appeared with 1994 expirations, although '92 and '93 are possible - see above !

1994Bruce Bufalini

1997

1998

1999

2000 EXTENSION

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004Issued 2002


Starting Jan 1, 2003, the initial inspection period for new cars was changed from 2 years to 4 years.
This was also applied retroactively to cars due inspection in 2003 and 2004, so stickers were issued to extend their inspection dates to 2005 and 2006.

2005 EXTENSIONS

2005Type 1

2005Type 2

2006 EXTENSION

2006


4-year inspection stickers started being issued in 2003 to expire in 2007.

2007Issued 2003

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013



As of January 1, 2010, the year numbers got bigger.

2011

2012



There are no big "13" year numbers.

2014

2014Issued 4/2010

2014Issued 7/2010

2014Issued 9/2010
R series from 2002


7/2014 was the last "natural" 2014 sticker issued.
As of Augugst 1, 2010, the new car inspection period was incresed to 5 years.

As with any year-of-validity change, extension stickers were issued again.
This time, they were not dated, and they were meant to be used with new car dealer stickers from 2010 to 2014.

EXTENSION

2010 +1

2011 +1

2012 +1

2013 +1

2014 +1



The 2016 and 2017 stickers should not have the extensions.

2016 +1

2017 +1

8/2015 was the first "natural" 2015 sticker issued.

2015Issued 8/2010

2016Issued 2/2011

2017Issued 5/2012

2018Issued 1/2013

2018Issued 6/2013

2018Z series

2018AA series

2019AA series

2020X series

2020Z series

2020AA series

2020Seen May '15
Valid 5y 6mo ??

VARIATIONS (GOOFY STUFF)
These are some examples of improper stickers which were apparently put together with anything that happened to be lying around.

1999
Over old 89/93 sticker

2000
Zeros made from "9"s,
white-out, and black
marker

2000
Numbers scrunched
to the right

2001
2 month numbers

2001
Reversed mm/yy

2001
2 month numbers

2002
Hybrid year number

2002
2 year numbers

2002/05
2005 extensions were
only for 2003 stickers

2003/06
2006 extensions were
only for 2004 stickers

2003/05/06
This started out OK but
the 2006 doesn't belong

2004
Hand-written month

2004 ?
This one was actually
on a vehicle

2004/05
2005 extensions were
only for 2003 stickers

2004/05/06
2 extensions

2004/06
Correct year combination,
interesting placement

2007/06
The extension
downgrades the
original sticker

2008
Full invert
It was on the car
like this - with
numbers upside-down

2008
Each numeral is a
different insert

2008
Reversed mm/yy

2009
Home-made
year number?

2009
2 month numbers

2010
2 month numbers

2010
2 year numbers

2010
Month number from
a diesel truck sticker

2011
Missing month

2012
Strange placement of
extension sticker

2013
Strange placement of
extension sticker

2013
2 extension stickers
placed randomly

2013
2 extensions

2014
2 extensions

2015
Old year number
for month "12"

2016
Old year number
for month "12"