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Pennsylvania Plate Coding

Codes are organized by alpha-numeric format.  The time period covers from the 1999 plate replacement to the present.

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PennDOT Issued Plates

PREFIX SUFFIX POSITION FORMAT

PLATE STATUS

PLATE TYPE

IMAGE

3NC   Prefix

3

N
C

0100

Discontinued NASCAR 3 Dale Earnhardt Legacy

43N   Prefix

4

3
N

0100

Discontinued NASCAR 43 Richard Petty Historic

4H   Prefix

4
H

00000

Active 4-H Youth Program

A P Combination

A00-00P, A0000P

Active Penn State University (official)

AAA etc.

 

0000A

 

A0000

 

0AA00

 

00AA0

Prefix

 

Suffix

 

Prefix

AAA00,  this is a progressive series of 3 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as DXJ96, next is 0000A with 4 numbers followed by 1 letter, such as 0001A, next  is A0000 with 1 letter followed by 4 numbers such as A0001, next is 0AA00, with 1 number followed by 2 letters followed by 2 numbers, such as 1AF32, then 00AA0.  Not all letter combinations are used.  Letters advance last. Current series active Motorcycle

A

A

Combination

A00A, this is a progressive series of 1 letter followed by 2 numbers, followed by 1 letter,  such as A00A, then A01A to A99A, then A00B to A99B, etc.,

then 0AA0 The first alpha-character is the last to advance, the second alpha-character, is next to the last. The progression appears to be 0AA0, 0AA1, then after 9AA9 would come 0AB0, etc., then 0A00, 00A0, A0AA.

Active

Antique Vehicle

  AB Suffix

00000

A
B

Active 82nd Airborne Division Assn

AC   Prefix

A
C

00000

Active Allegheny College

  AC Suffix

00000

A
C

Active Air Force Cross

0 - - - - AD Suffix

00000

A
D

Active U.S. Army (Active Duty)

2 - - - - AD Suffix

20000

A
D

Active U.S. Navy (Active Duty)

4 - - - - AD Suffix

40000

A
D

Active U.S. Air Force (Active Duty)

6 - - - - AD Suffix

60000

A
D

Active U.S. Marine Corps (Active Duty)

8 - - - - AD Suffix

80000

A
D

Active U.S. Coast Guard (Active Duty)

9 - - - - AD Suffix

90000

A
D

Active PA National Guard

AE, AF, AG, etc.   Prefix

AE-00000, AF-00000, AG-00000, AH-00000, etc.

Active Apportioned Truck

AF   Prefix

A
F

0001 -

A
F

0010;

A

F

1000

Believed active but seldom issued U.S. Air Force Reserve

0 - - - - AF Suffix

00000

A
F

Active Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

1 - - - - AF Suffix

10000

A
F

Active Animal Friends

2 - - - - AF Suffix

20000

A
F

Active U.S. Air Force Veteran

AL0   Prefix

A
L

00000

Active American Legion

AL2   Prefix

A
L

20000

Active Albright College

  AL Suffix

00000

A
L

Active Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

AM   Prefix

A
M

00000

Active American Motorcyclist Association

 

AM

Suffix

00000

A
M

Active

Air Medal

 

 

AP

Suffix

00000

A
P

Active

Fraternal Association of Professional Paramedics

AR   Prefix

A
R

0001 -

A
R

0010;

A

R

1000

Believed active but seldom issued U.S. Army Reserve

0 - - - - AR Suffix

00000

A
R

Never issued AIDS Resource Alliance

1 - - - - AR Suffix

10000

A
R

Active U.S. Army Veteran

AT   Prefix

A
T

00000

Active Appalachian Trail Conservancy

  AT Suffix

00000

A
T

Active Abington Fire Company

AU0   Prefix

A
U

00000

Active Arcadia University

AU2   Prefix

A
U

20000

Active Autism Society of America

0 - - - -

AU Suffix

00000

A
U

Active AFSCME Council 13

2 - - - -

AU Suffix

20000

A
U

Active Pennsylvania Auctioneers Association

AV   Prefix

A
V

00000

Active AMVETS 

  AV Suffix

00000

A
V

Active Avondale Fire Company

 

 

AW

Suffix

00000

A
W

Active

Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society

  AX Suffix

00000

A
X

Active U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

BA etc.   Prefix BA000, this is a progressive series of 2 letters followed by 3 numbers, such as BD351.  Not all letter combinations are used. Active Moped 

BA   Prefix BA10000 - BA47999; BA-48000 Active Bus

BC   Prefix

B
C

00000

Active PA Breast Cancer Coalition

0 - - - -

BC Suffix

00000

B
C

Active Blue Moon Cruisers Rod & Custom Association

1 - - - -

BC Suffix

10000

B
C

Active Bucks County Community College

0 - - - -

BF Combination

00000

B
F

Active Berwyn Fire Company

1 - - - -

BF Combination

10000

B
F

Active Brookhaven Fire Co. No.1

2 - - - -

BF Combination

20000

B
F

Active Brookline Fire Company

3 - - - -

BF Combination

30000

B
F

Active Bethlehem Township Volunteer Fire Company

BG   Prefix

B
G

00000

Active

Big Brothers & Big Sisters

BH   Prefix

B
H

00000

Active United Bowhunters of PA 

  BH Suffix

10000

B
H

Active Barren Hill Volunteer Fire Company
BK   Prefix

B
K

00000

Active Share the Road

  BK Suffix

00000

B
K

Active Blue Knights Int'l Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club

  BK Suffix

0000

B
K

Active Blue Knights - LEMC (MC plate)

BL

 

Prefix

B
L

00000

Active

 

Blue Star Family

  BM Suffix

00000

B
M

Active Intl Brotherhood of Boilermakers

BN   Prefix BN-00000 Active Apportioned Bus

BQ   Prefix

B
Q

00000

Active Barbershopper

BR

 

Prefix

B
R

00000

Active

Blackthorn Rugby Football Club

  BR Suffix

00000

B
R

Pending Big Run Area Volunteer Fire Company

  BS Suffix

00000

B
S

Active Boy Scouts of America

BU0   Prefix

B
U

00000

Active Bloomsburg University

BU2   Prefix

B
U

20000

Active Bucknell University

  BU Suffix

00000

B
U

Active Birdsboro Union Fire Department

  BV Suffix

00000

B
V

Active Bronze Star for Valor

  BW Suffix

00000

B
W

Active Delaware Valley Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America

BZ   Prefix

B
Z

00000

Active Circus-Carnival Truck

  BZ Suffix

00000

B
Z

Active Bronze Star

C  (also see Format)

 

Prefix

10000 or C00000, C prefix is new format since  5-digit number series was exhausted.

Active

Classic Car

0 - - - -

CA Combination

00000

C
A

Never issued Community Academy of Philadelphia

1 - - - -

CA Combination

10000

C
A

Active Cetronia Ambulance Corps

 

CB Combination

00000

C
B

Active St. Charles Borromeo Seminary

CC   Prefix

C
C

 0

Active Commonwealth Court

0 - - - - CC Combination

00000

C
C

Active Pittsburgh Central Catholic High School

1 - - - - CC Combination

10000

C
C

Active Cedar Crest College

2 - - - - CC Combination

20000

C
C

Active Corvette Club of Delaware Valley

3 - - - -

CC Combination

30000

C
C

Active Keystone State Corvette Club

4 - - - - CC Combination

40000

C
C

Active Commonwealth Constables Association

0 - - - - CF Suffix

00000

C
F

Active Concordville Fire and Protective Association

1 - - - - CF Suffix

10000

C
F

Active Conshohocken Fire Company No. 2

2 - - - - CF Suffix

20000

C
F

Active ChildFirst Pennsylvania

CG   Prefix

C
G

0001 -

C
G

0010;

C

G

1000

Believed active but seldom issued U.S. Coast Guard Reserve

  CG Suffix

00000

C
G

Active U.S. Coast Guard Veteran

CH   Prefix

C
H

00000

Active Chatham College

0 - - - - CH Suffix

00000

C
H

Active The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1 - - - - CH Suffix

10000

C
H

Active Citizens Hose Company No. 1

CI - - - -

H

Combination

CI1500H

Active

Commercial Implement of Husbandry

CL   Prefix

C
L

0000

Active Classic Motorcycle

  CL Suffix

00000

C
L

Active PA Choose Life

  CL Suffix

10000

C
L

Active Associated Alumni of the Central High School

CM

  Prefix

C
M

000

Previously issued, current status uncertain Collectible Motorcycle

CM   Prefix

C
M

00000

Discontinued Carnegie Mellon University

CO   Prefix

C
O

00000

Active PA State Corrections Officers Association

  CO Suffix

00000

C
O

Active Combat Action Badge

  CO Suffix

20000

C
O

Active Combat Infantryman Badge

  CO Suffix

40000

C
O

Active Combat Action Ribbon

  CO Suffix

60000

C
O

Active Combat Action Medal

  CO Suffix

80000

C
O

Active Combat Medical Badge

0 - - - - CP Suffix

00000

C
P

Active Civil Air Patrol

1 - - - - CP Suffix

10000

C
P

Active Cathedral Preparatory School

2 - - - - CP Suffix

20000

C
P

Active Colonial Park Fire Company #1

3 - - - - CP Suffix

30000

C
P

Active

Camp Papillon Animal Shelter

  CS Suffix

00000

C
S

Active American Cancer Society

  CS Suffix

10000

C
S

Active National Ovarian Cancer Coalition

  CS Suffix

20000

C
S

Never issued Communities in Schools Pennsylvania

  CU Suffix

00000

C
U

Active California University

CU0   Prefix

C
U

00000

Active Carpenters Union

CU4   Prefix

C
U

40000

Active Clarion University

CV   Prefix

C
V

 0000

Active Collectible Vehicle

 

CV

Suffix

00000

C
V

 

Active

Cumberland Valley Corvette Club

DA   Prefix

D
A

000 

Active

Distracted Driving Awareness (Motorcycle)

DA   Prefix

D
A

0000; 

D
A

000A;

D
A

00A0;

D
A

0A00

Discontinued DARE

DA   Prefix

D
A

00000 

Active

Distracted Driving Awareness

DAA etc.     DAA-0000, this is a progressive series of 3 letters followed by 4 numbers, such as DDR-5303.  Not all letter combinations are used. Active Passenger

DC   Prefix

D
C

00000

Active Dickinson College

0 - - - - DC Suffix

00000

D
C

Active PA Chiropractic Association

1 - - - - DC Suffix

10000

D
C

Active Delaware Co Fallen Firefighter & EMS Memorial Com

DD   Prefix

D
D

00000

Discontinued U.S. Armed Forces Retired

DN   Prefix

D
N

00000

Active Organ Donors Save Lives

  DR Suffix

00000

D
R

Active PA State Society Daughters of the American Revolution

  DS Suffix

00000

D
S

Active Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

DT   Prefix DT-05000 Active Transporter

DU0   Prefix

D
U

00000

Active Ducks Unlimited

DU2   Prefix

D
U

20000

Active Duquesne University

DU4   Prefix

D
U

40000

Discontinued Drexel University

  DU Suffix

00000

D
U

Active Pennsylvania DUI Association

  DU Suffix

10000

D
U

Active DeSales University

DV   Prefix

DV-0000; DV-00000;

D
V

28000

Active Disabled Veteran

DV8   Prefix

D
V

80000

Active Severely Disabled Veteran

DW   Prefix

D
W

00000

Active Delta Waterfowl

  DW Suffix

00000

D
W

Active Friends of Drake Well, Inc.

EA   Prefix

E
A

00000

Active Eagle Scout
  EA Suffix

20000

E
A

Active East Allen Twp. Vol. Fire Dept.

0 - - - - EB Suffix

00000

E
B

Active Eastern Berks Fire Department

1 - - - - EB Suffix

00000

E
B

Active East Brandywine Fire Company

EC   Prefix

E
C

00000

Active Elizabethtown College

  EC Suffix

00000

E
C

Active Elizabeth City State Univ Alumni

ED

 

Prefix

00000

E
D

Active

Eddington Fire Company

EF   Prefix

E
F

0000

Active Expeditionary Forces Veteran

EF   Prefix

E
F

00000

Active Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

  EF Suffix

00100

E
F

Active Operation Enduring Freedom

EM   Prefix

E
M

00000

Active Emergency Medical Services

  EP Suffix

00000

E
P

Discontinued Eagles Youth Partnership

ES0   Prefix

E
S

00000

Active East Stroudsburg University

ES2   Prefix

E
S

20000

Active Deborah Grand OES-PHA

  ET Suffix

00000

E
T

Active Exeter Twp Fire Department

EU   Prefix

E
U

00000

Active Edinboro University

  EU Suffix

00000

E
U

Active Eastern University

1 EU Suffix

10000

E
U

 

Active Eureka Volunteer Fire and Ambulance

EV   Prefix EV-30000; EV-50000 Active Emergency Vehicle

  EY Suffix

00000

E
Y

Active Erie Yacht Club

  FA Suffix

00000

F
A

Active FFA Association

  FB Suffix

00000

F
B

Active Friendship Fire Company of Bressler

0 - - - - FC Suffix

00000

F
C

Active Distinguished Flying Cross

1 - - - -

FC

Suffix

10000

F
C

Active

Pennsylvania Fire Chiefs Association

 

0 - - - - FD Suffix

00000

F
D

Active Monroeville Vol Fire Dept

1 - - - -

FD Suffix

10000

F
D

Pending Crystal Fire Department

FE - - - - D Combination FE1000D  Active Dealer - Farm Equipment

FF   Prefix

F F

25000

Active Firefighter

FF   Prefix

F F

+ a combination of up to 5(?) letters or numbers

Unknown if new plates are available as vanities Firefighter Vanity

0 - - - - FF Suffix

00000

F
F

Active Flourtown Fire Company

1 - - - - FF Suffix

10000

F
F

Active Friendship Hook, Ladder, Hose & Ambulance

2 - - - - FF Suffix

20000

F
F

Active Lower Frederick Fire Company

FL   Prefix

F
L

00000

Active Flyers Wives Charities

FL - - - - T Combination FL1000T Active Fleet Transporter

FM   Prefix FM-0000A Active Farm Truck

0 - - - - FM Suffix

00000

F
M

Active Franklin & Marshall College

1 - - - - FM Suffix

10000

F
M

Active Fort Mifflin on the Delaware

FN   Prefix

E
N

0000;

F
N

000A

Discontinued Flagship Niagara

  FN Suffix

00000

F
N

Active Fearnots Volunteer Fire Company

FP   Prefix

F
P

00000

Active Fraternal Order Of Police

  FP Suffix

00000

F
P

Active Fraternal Order of Police-Survivor

FR

  Prefix

F
R

0000

Active

Let Freedom Ring - Motorcycle

 

FR Suffix

00000

F
R

Active

Let Freedom Ring

  FS Suffix

00000

F
S

Active Philadelphia Folksong Society

FT

  Prefix

F
T

00000

Pending as of 3/23 First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry  
  FT Suffix

00000

F
T

Active Fairview Township Fire Department
FW   Prefix

F
W

00000

Active Veterans Of Foreign Wars

GB   Prefix

G
B

00000

Active St. Thomas More Alumni Association

  GB Suffix

00000

G
B

Active Pennsylvania Monuments - Gettysburg 1863

GC0   Prefix

G
C

00000

Active Geneva College

GC2   Prefix

G
C

2000

Active Gettysburg College

GC4   Prefix

G
C

40000

Active Grove City College

  GC Suffix

00000

G
C

Active Gettysburg College Orange & Blue Club

0 - - - - GF Suffix

00000

G
F

Active Gladwyne Fire Company

1 - - - - GF Suffix

10000

G
F

Active Gettysburg Fire Department

2 - - - - GF Suffix

20000

G
F

Active Goshen Fire Company

3 - - - - GF Suffix

30000

G
F

Active Gilbertsville Fire & Rescue Company

GH0   Prefix

G
H

00000

Active National Greyhound Adoption Program

GH2   Prefix

G
H

20000

Active Going Home Greyhounds

  GI Suffix

00000

G
I

Active Good Intent Fire Company #1

GM   Prefix

G
M

00000

Active Gwynedd-Mercy College

GP   Prefix

G
P

00000

Active Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

  GR Suffix

00000

G
R

Active Delaware Valley Golden Retriever Rescue

  GS Suffix

00000

G
S

Active Girl Scouts of the USA

GSF   Prefix

G

S
F

0000

Active Gold Star Family

GT   Prefix

G
T

00000

Active In God We Trust

  GT Suffix

00000

G
T

Active Greenfield Twp VFC of Lackawanna County

GU   Prefix

G
U

00000

Active Gannon University

H - - - -, J - - - - H, J, etc. Combination H00-000H; J00-000J; etc. Active Dealer

0 - - - - HC Suffix

00000

H
C

Active Harcum College

1 - - - -

HC

Suffix

10000

H
C

Active

Hummelstown Chemical Fire Company No. 1

 

HD   Prefix

H
D

00000

Active Harley Owners Group

HE   Prefix HE-30000 Active Hearing Impaired

0 - - - - HF Suffix

00000

H
F

Active Hampden Township Volunteer Fire Co.

1 - - - - HF Suffix

10000

H
F

Active Hartsville Fire Company

2 - - - - HF Suffix

20000

H
F

Active Holy Family University

3 - - - - HF Suffix

30000

H
F

Active Harleysville Community Fire Co.

4 - - - - HF Suffix

40000

H
F

Active Horsham Fire Company No. 1

HG, HH, etc.   Prefix HG-00000; HH-0000; etc. Active Motor Home

  HH Suffix

00000

H
H

Active Pinnacle Health System

  HL Suffix

00000

H
L

Active Reliance Hook and Ladder Co. 1

HR HR Either

HR

1 -

HR

 203;

 1

HR

 - 203

HR

Active State Representative

0 - - - - HR Suffix

00000

H
R

Active Heritage Region Jeep Alliance

1 - - - - HR Suffix

10000

H
R

Active Pittsburgh Harlequins Rugby Football Assoc.

0 - - - - HS Suffix

00000

H
S

Active Christian Homeschool Association of PA

1 - - - - HS Suffix

10000

H
S

Active Action for Animals Humane Society

2 - - - - HS Suffix

20000

H
S

Active Indiana County Humane Society

  HT Suffix

00000

H
T

Active Pennsylvania Hunting Heritage

  HU Suffix

00000

H
U

Active Harrisburg University of Science and Technology

  HV Suffix

00000

H
V

Active Honoring Our Veterans

HV

 

Prefix

H
V

0000

Active

Honoring Our Veterans (Motorcycle)

 

IA

Suffix

00000

I
A

Active

Afghanistan and Iraq Veteran

 

  IF Suffix

00100

I
F

Active Operation Iraqi Freedom

  IL Suffix

00000

I
L

Active PA Council On Independent Living

IMP   Prefix IMP-5000 Active Implement of Husbandry

IN   Prefix

I
N

00000

Active Indiana University of Pennsylvania

  IR Suffix

00000

I
R

Active Ancient Order of Hibernians

IV   Prefix

I
V

00000

Active Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

JC   Prefix

J
C

00000

Active Juniata College

  JF Suffix

00000

J
F

Active Jefferson Fire Company

JP   Prefix

J
P

00000

Discontinued Blue Mountain Jeep Alliance

KC0   Prefix

K
C

00000

Active Knights of Columbus

KC2   Prefix

K
C

20000

Active Kings College Alumni

  KD Suffix

00000

K
D

Active Korean Defense Service Medal

KE   Prefix

K
E

20000

Active Keystone Elk Country Alliance

 

KH

Suffix

00000

K
H

Active

Kuhl Hose Co. Inc

  KI Suffix

00000

K
I

(none issued)

Active PA District Kiwanis International

  KT Suffix

00000

K
T

Active Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of PA

KU   Prefix

K
U

00000

 

Active Kutztown University

KV   Prefix

K
V

00000

Active Korean War Veteran

LB   Prefix

L
B

00000

Never issued Lancaster Bible College

  LB Suffix

00000

L
B

Active Pennsylvania Resources Council

LC0 - - - -   Prefix

L
C

00000

Active Lafayette College

LC1 - - - -

 

Prefix

L
C

10000

Active

Lung Cancer Alliance

 

0 - - - - LC Suffix

00000

L
C

Active 32 Masonic Learning Centers for Children

1 - - - - LC Suffix

10000

L
C

Active