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USED CAR DEALER PREFIXES This page is a list of all of the prefixes seen on USED CAR DLR plates from 1960 to the present.
The letters reserved for standard issue USED CAR DLR plates up to 2020 were DLA to DZZ.
After 2020, all prefixes from DAA to DZZ are used for USED CAR DLR plates.
 
1960
Enbossed date 1960.
Highest number seen: DMS-41 5

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1961
Embossed date 1961.
All 1960 plates were replaced when these were issued.
Highest number seen: DNB-53 4

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1962 BASE
Tab slots on bottom; stickers used 1962-1964.
All 1961 plates were replaced when these were issued.
Highest number seen: DRM-23 4

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DR
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1965 BASE
Tab slots on top; stickers used 1965 and up.
Looks like all 1962 base plates were replaced when these were issued.
Stickers up to 1982 seen on this base.
Highest number seen: DMP-71 1

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1969 BASE
No more tab slots.   Some of these are reflectorized.
This base was used alongside the 1965 base until 1982.
Highest number seen: DPB-31 5

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DO
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DP
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1979 BASE
These plates started being issued in 1982.
At this time, all existing dealer plates were replaced with blue plates.
Highest number seen: DSD-28 3

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DP
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DR
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DS
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
1992 BASE
These are the "3M-1" graphic plates.   They started appearing in 1992, and all existing blue plates were replaced.
Some late issues had leading zeroes on the car numbers.
Highest number seen: DZW-75 05

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DO
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DP
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DR
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DS
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DZ
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
2002 BASE
These are the Avery/3M-2 plates - identified by a new, wider "New Jersey" wordmark.
These came out in 2002 ... and all of the 1992 graphic plates were still valid.
The helix hologram started appearing in 2009.
After DZZ, the prefix switched to a suffix, and restarted at DLA.
Highest number seen: 78 03 DMJ

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DO
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DP
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DQ
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DR
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DS
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DYN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DZ
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

 
2014 FLAT
The flat plates were first issued in mid-2014.
The embossed graphic dealer plates back to 1992 are still valid and remain on the roads.
Highest numbers seen: various.

DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DN
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DP
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DR
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DS
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DU
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DVA
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DW
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DZ
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DL
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DM
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

Reverse   -DUT
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate


In 2020, USED CAR DLR plates started using prefixes in the DAA-DKZ range which was previously reserved for new car dealers.

DA
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DB
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DC
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DD
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DF
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate

DG
New Jersey Used Car Dealer License Plate