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Passenger Plates
1926 - 1938

COUNTY CODES
County codes were added to New Jersey passenger plates in 1926.
They now used an A0000 or A00000 format where the first letter is the county code - all counties started at number 1001.
The letter represented the county for passenger plates:
A = Atlantic H = Hudson L = Mercer P = Passaic U = Union
B = Bergen I = Somerset M = Monmouth Q = Ocean (1926) V = Morris
C = Camden J = Hunterdon N = Burlington R = Sussex W = Warren
E = Essex K = Middlesex O/N = Ocean (1927-) S = Salem Y = Cumberland
F = Cape May Z = Gloucester

Essex County reached E99999 very early on, so they used E in the second position.
1E was used in 1926. Numbers reached 2E in 1927, 3E in 1928, 5E in 1929, and 6E in 1930.
In 1927, the prefix for Ocean county changed from Q to a stacked O/N.
In 1931, the Essex county prefix became stacked, like this:   Only 1/E was needed after 1931.
In 1938, Bergen County reched B99999 and used a stacked 1/B like this:
Some counties (F=Cape May, I=Somerset, J=Hunterdon, S=Salem, W=Warren) used a dash separator between the county code and the serial number from 1927 forward.
It appears that Somerset County (I prefix) was the only county to use the dash in 1926.

1926 | 1927 | 1928 | 1929 | 1930 | 1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934 | 1935 | 1936 | 1937 | 1938 | A to Z Prefixes

1926Somerset county (I prefix) was the only one to use the dash this year.

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1926

SalemJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1926

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1926

WarrenJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1926


Starting in 1927, serifs were used on the letters - this slight die modification made the plates more readable.
(You could finally tell a "number one" from a "letter I")

1927Other counties started with the dash, and Q for Ocean became O/N.

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Union
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1927

Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1927


1928Warren County plates over W-9999 were made longer

BergenDave Zullo
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Warren (long)
New Jersey License Plate 1928

Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1928


1929Somerset County was able to fit the I prefix, a dash, and 5 numbers on a regular sized plate.

Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Somerset5-digit
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Warren (long)
New Jersey License Plate 1929

Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1929


1930Essex County made it up to the 6E series this year.

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1930


19311/E plates started for Essex County.

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1931

MercerRepaint
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Union
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1931


1932

Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Burlington
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Sussex
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1932

Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1932


1933Warren County figured out how to use a regular-length plate for numbers over W-9999.

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1933

SalemTom Jansen
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1933

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1933


1934

Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1934

BergenDave Zullo
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Cape May
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1934

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1934

WarrenJack Hollingsworth
New Jersey License Plate 1934


1935

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Union
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1935

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1935

CumberlandTom Jansen
New Jersey License Plate 1935


1936

Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Salem
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Cumbreland
New Jersey License Plate 1936

Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1936


1937First year Ocean County plates seen over 9999.

Atlantic
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Camden
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Hudson
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Ocean
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Ocean5-digit
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Passaic
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Cumbreland
New Jersey License Plate 1937

Gloucester
New Jersey License Plate 1937


1938First 1/B plates appeared for Bergen County. Hunterdon County (J) goes over 9999.

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Bergen
New Jersey License Plate 1938

BergenHighest 1/B known
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Essex
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Mercer
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Somerset
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Hunterdon
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Middlesex
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Monmouth
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Union
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Morris
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Warren
New Jersey License Plate 1938

Cumberland
New Jersey License Plate 1938



ALL 26 LETTER PREFIXES - A to Z   (and "4")(21 Counties + Non Passenger Plates)

A = Atlantic County
New Jersey License Plate 1929

B = Bergen County
New Jersey License Plate 1932

C = Camden County
New Jersey License Plate 1928

D = Dealer
New Jersey Dealer License Plate

E = Essex County
New Jersey License Plate 1935

F = Cape May County
New Jersey License Plate 1930

G = Government
New Jersey Government License Plate

H = Hudson County
New Jersey License Plate 1937

I = Somerset County
New Jersey License Plate 1933

J = Hunterdon County
New Jersey License Plate 1927

K = Middlesex County
New Jersey License Plate 1926

L = Mercer County
New Jersey License Plate 1937

M = Monmouth County
New Jersey License Plate 1929

N = Burlington County
New Jersey License Plate 1932

On = Ocean County
New Jersey License Plate 1927

P = Passaic County
New Jersey License Plate 1930

Q = Ocean County
New Jersey License Plate 1926

R = Sussex County
New Jersey License Plate 1926

S = Salem County
New Jersey License Plate 1934

T = Trailer
New Jersey Trailer License Plate 1931

U = Union County
New Jersey License Plate 1927

V = Morris County
New Jersey License Plate 1934

W = Warren County
New Jersey License Plate 1929

X = Commercial
New Jersey Commercial Truck License Plate 1928

Y = Cumberland County
New Jersey License Plate 1931

Z = Gloucester County
New Jersey License Plate 1936

4 = Out of State
New Jersey Non-Resident Visitor License Plate


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