Where was your car first registered?
On UK number plates, the last two letters preceding the numbers indicate the registering authority.
e.g. CKN808 would have been registered in Kent.


Mark         Authority

 

A                London

B                Lancashire C C

C               Yorkshire West Riding

D               Kent C C

E                Staffordshire C C)

F                Essex C C

 

G               Glasgow

H               Middlesex C C

 

J                Durham C C

J                Jersey

K                Liverpool C B C                          

L                Glamorganshire C C                  

M               Cheshire C C                              

N               Manchester C B C                      

 

O               Birmingham C B C                     

P                Surrey C C                                  

R               Derbyshire C C                          

S                Edinburgh B C                             

T                Devon C C                                  

U               Leeds C B C                                

V                Lanark C C

W              Sheffield C B C

X                Northumberland C C

Y                Somerset C C

 

Z                Dublin (County)

 


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CA             Denbighshire C C

CB             Blackburn C B C

CC            Caernarvonshire C C

CD            Brighton C B C

 

CE             Cambridgeshire C C

CF             [West] Suffolk

CG            Southampton County

CH            Derby C B C

CI              Laois

CJ             Herefordshire

CK             Preston

CL             Norwich

CM            Birkenhead C B C

CN            Gateshead

CO            Plymouth

CP             Halifax

CR            Southampton

CS             Ayrshire C C

CT             Lincolnshire (Kesteven)

CU            South Shields

CV             Cornwall C C

CW           Burnley C B C

CX             Huddersfield

CY             Scilly Isles (SCY only)

CY             Swansea

CZ             Belfast C B C

 


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FA             Burton-on-Trent C B C

FB             Bath

FC             Oxford C B C

FD             Dudley C B C

FE             Lincoln

FF             Merioneth

FG             Fife

FH             Gloucester

FI               Tipperary (N.Riding)

FJ              Exeter

FK             Worcester

FL              [Soke of] Peterborough

FM            Chester C B C

FN             Canterbury C B C

FO             Radnorshire

FP             Rutland

FR             Blackpool C B C

FS             Edinburgh

FT             Tynemouth

FU             Lincolnshire (Lindsey)

FV             Blackpool C B C

FW            Lincolnshire (Lindsey)

FX             Dorset

FY             Southport 

FZ             Belfast C B C

 


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IA               [County] Antrim

IB               Armagh C C

IC              [County] Carlow

ID              [County] Cavan

IE               [County] Clare

IF               [County] Cork

 

IH              [County] Donegal

 

IJ               [County] Down

IK               [County] Dublin

IL               Fermanagh

IM              [County] Galway

IN              [County] Kerry

IO              [County] Kildare

IP               [County] Kilkenny

IR              Offaly

IS               [County] Mayo

IT               Leitrim

IU              [County] Limerick

IV               [County] Limerick

IW             [County] Londonderry

IX               [County] Longford

IY               Louth (County)

IZ               [County] Mayo

 


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LA              London

LB              London

LC             London

LD             London

LE              London

LF              London

LG             Cheshire C C

LH             London

LI               Westmeath (County)

LJ              Bournemouth C B C

LK              London

LL              London

LM             London

LN             London

LO             London

LP              London

LR             London

LS              Selkirk

LT              London

LU             London

LV              Liverpool

LW            London

LX              London

LY              London

LZ              Armagh C C

 


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OA             Birmingham C B C

OB             Birmingham C B C

OC            Birmingham C B C

OD            Devon

OE             Birmingham C B C

OF             Birmingham C B C

OG            Birmingham C B C

OH            Birmingham C B C

OI              Belfast C B C

OJ             Birmingham C B C

OK             Birmingham C B C

OL             Birmingham C B C

OM            Birmingham C B C

ON            Birmingham C B C

OO            Essex

OP             Birmingham C B C

 

OR            Southampton (County)

OS             Wigtown

OT             Southampton (County)

OU            Southampton (County)

OV             Birmingham C B C

OW           Southampton

OX             Birmingham C B C

OY             Croydon C B C

OZ             Belfast C B C

 


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RA             Derbyshire

RB             Derbyshire

RC            Derby C B C

RD            Reading

RE             Staffordshire

RF             Staffordshire

RG            Aberdeen B C

RH            [Kingston upon] Hull

RI              Dublin

RJ             Salford

RK             Croydon C B C

RL             Cornwall C C

RM            Cumberland C C

RN            Preston

RO            Hertfordshire

RP             Northamptonshire

RR            Nottinghamshire

RS             Aberdeen B C

RT             [East] Suffolk

RU            Bournemouth C B C 

RV             Portsmouth

RW           Coventry C B C

RX             Berkshire

RY             Leicester

RZ             Antrim

 


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UA             Leeds

UB             Leeds

UC            London

UD            Oxfordshire

UE             Warwickshire

UF             Brighton C B C

UG            Leeds

UH            Cardiff C B C

UI              Londonderry

UJ             Shropshire

UK             Wolverhampton

UL             London

UM            Leeds

UN            Denbighshire C C

UO            Devon

UP             [County] Durham

UR            Hertfordshire

US             Govan B C

US             Glasgow  

UT             Leicestershire C C

UU            London

UV             London

UW           London

UX             Shropshire

UY             Worcestershire

UZ             Belfast C B C

 


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XA             London

XB             London

XC             London

XD             London

XE             London

XF             London

XG             Middlesbrough

XH             London

XI               Belfast C B C

XJ              Manchester

XK             London

XL              London

XM            London

XN             London

XO             London

XP             London

XR             London

 

XS             Paisley

XT             London

XU             London

XV             London

XW            London

XX             London

XY             London

XZ             Armagh C C

 


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AA             Southampton (County)

AB             Worcestershire

AC             Warwickshire

AD             Gloucestershire

AE             Bristol C B C

AF             Cornwall C C

 

AH             Norfolk

AI               Meath (County)


AJ              Yorkshire North Riding


AK             Bradford C B C

AL              Nottinghamshire

AM            Wiltshire

AN             Isle of Man (MAN only)

AN             West Ham (exc MAN)

AO             Cumberland C C

AP             Sussex (East)

AR             Hertfordshire

AS             Nairn C C                  

AT             [Kingston upon] Hull  

AU             Nottingham

AV             Aberdeenshire

AW            Shropshire

AX             Monmouthshire

AY             Alderney

AY             Leicestershire C C

AZ             Belfast C B C

 


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DA             Wolverhampton

DB             Stockport

DC            Middlesbrough

DD            Gloucestershire

DD            Northampton C B C

DE             Pembrokeshire

DF             Gloucestershire

DG            Gloucestershire

DH            Walsall

DI              Roscommon

DJ             St.Helens (Lancs.)

DK             Rochdale

DL             Isle-of-Wight

DM            Flintshire

DN            York

DO            Lincolnshire (Holland)

DP             Reading

DR            Plymouth

DS             Peebles

DT             Doncaster

DU            Coventry C B C

DV             Devon

DW           Newport (Mon)

DX             Ipswich

 

DY             Hastings

DZ             [County] Antrim

 


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GA             Glasgow

GB             Glasgow

GC            London

GD            Glasgow

GE             Glasgow

GF             London

GG            Glasgow

GH            London

GI              Tipperary (S.Riding)

GJ             London

GK             London

GL             Bath

GM            Motherwell and Wishaw

GN            London

GO            London

GP             London

GR            Sunderland

GS             Perth

GT             London

GU            London

GV             [West] Suffolk

GW           London

GX             London

GY             London

GZ             Belfast C B C

 


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JA              Stockport

JB              Berkshire

JC             Caernarvonshire C C

JD             West Ham

JE              [Isle of Ely] C C

JF              Leicester

JG             Canterbury C B C

JH             Hertfordshire

JI               Tyrone

JJ              London

JK              Eastbourne

JL              Lincolnshire (Holland)

JM             Westmorland

JN             Southend-on-Sea

JO             Oxford C B C

JP              Wigan

JR             Northumberland

JS              Ross & Cromarty

JT              Dorset

JU             Leicestershire C C

JV              Grimsby

JW            Wolverhampton

JX              Halifax

JY              Plymouth

JZ              Down

 


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MA            Cheshire C C

MB            Cheshire C C

MC            Middlesex

MD            Middlesex

ME            Middlesex                  

MF            Middlesex

MG            Middlesex

MH            Middlesex

MI              [County] Wexford

MJ             Bedfordshire

MK            Middlesex

ML             Middlesex

MM           Middlesex

MN            Isle of Man

MO            Berkshire

MP            Middlesex                  

MR            Wiltshire

MS            Stirling

MT            Middlesex                  

MU            Middlesex                  

MV            Middlesex

MW           Wiltshire

MX            Middlesex

MY            Middlesex                  

MZ            Belfast C B C

 


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PA             Surrey

PB             Surrey

PC             Surrey

PD             Surrey

PE             Surrey

PF             Surrey

PG             Surrey

PH             Surrey

PI               Cork

PJ              Surrey

PK             Surrey

PL              Surrey

PM            East Sussex

PN             East Sussex

PO             West Sussex

PP             Buckinghamshire C C

 

PR             Dorset

PS             Zetland (Shetland)

PT             [County] Durham

PU             Essex

PV             Ipswich

PW            Norfolk

PX             West Sussex

PY             Yorkshire North Riding

PZ             Belfast C B C

 


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SA             Aberdeen County

SB             Argyll

SC             Edinburgh

SD             Ayrshire C C

SE             Banff

SF             Edinburgh

SG             Edinburgh

SH             Berwick

SI               Dublin C C

SJ              Bute C C

SK             Caithness C C

SL              Clackmannan

SM            Dumfries

SN             Dunbarton

SO             Moray

SP             Fife

SR             Angus C C

SS             [East] Lothian

ST             Inverness 

SU             Kincardine

SV             Kinross

SW            Kirkcudbright

SX             [West] Lothian

SY             Midlothian

SZ             Down

 


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VA             Lanark

VB             Croydon C B C

VC             Coventry C B C

VD             Lanark

VE             Cambridgeshire C C

VF             Norfolk

VG             Norwich

VH             Huddersfield

                                                                       

VJ              Herefordshire

VK             Newcastle-upon-Tyne

VL              Lincoln

VM            Manchester

VN             Yorkshire North Riding

VO             Nottinghamshire

VP             Birmingham C B C

VR             Manchester

VS             Greenock

 

VT             Stoke-on-Trent

VU             Manchester

VV             Northampton

VW            Essex

VX             Essex

VY             York

VZ             Tyrone

 


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YA             Somerset

YB             Somerset

YC             Somerset

YD             Somerset

YE             London

YF             London

YG             Yorkshire West Riding

YH             London

YI               Dublin

YJ              Dundee

YK             London

YL              London

YM            London

YN             London

YO             London

YP             London

YR             London

YS             Glasgow

YS             Partick B C

YT             London

YU             London

YV             London

YW            London

YX             London

YY             London

YZ             Londonderry

 


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BA             Salford

BB             Newcastle-upon-Tyne

BC             Leicester

BD             Northamptonshire

BE             Lincolnshire(Parts of Lindsey)

BF             Dorsetshire C C

BF             Staffordshire C C

BG             Birkenhead C B C

BH             Buckinghamshire C C

BI               Monaghan

BJ              [East] Suffolk

 

BK             Portsmouth

BL              Berkshire

BM            Bedfordshire

BN             Bolton C B C

 

BO             Cardiff C B C

BP             West Sussex

BR             Sunderland

BS             Orkney

BT             Yorkshire East Riding

BU             Oldham

BV             Blackburn C B C

BW            Oxfordshire

BX             Carmarthenshire C C

BY             Croydon C B C

 

BZ             Down (County)

 


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EA             West Bromwich

EB             [Isle of] Ely C C

EC             Westmorland

ED             Warrington

 

EE             Grimsby

EF             West Hartlepool

EG             [Soke of] Peterborough

EH             Stoke-on-Trent

EI               County Sligo

EJ              Cardiganshire C C

EK             Wigan

EL              Bournemouth C B C

EM            Bootle C B C

EN             Bury C B C

EO             Barrow-in-Furness C B C

EP             Montgomeryshire

ER             Cambridgeshire C C

ES             Perth

ET             Rotherham

EU             Brecknockshire C C

EV             Essex

EW            Huntingdonshire

EX             [Great] Yarmouth

 

EY             Anglesey C C

EZ             Belfast C B C

 


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HA             Smethwick

HB             Merthyr Tydfil

HC            Eastbourne

HD            Dewsbury

HE             Barnsley C B C

HF             Wallasey

HG            Burnley C B C

HH            Carlisle C B C

HI              Tipperary (S.Riding)

HJ             Southend-on-Sea

HK             Essex

HL             Wakefield

HM            East Ham

HN            Darlington C B C

HO            Hampshire

HP             Coventry C B C

HR            Wiltshire

HS             Renfrewshire

HT             Bristol C B C

HU            Bristol C B C

HV             East Ham

HW           Bristol C B C

HX             Middlesex

HY             Bristol C B C

HZ             Tyrone

 


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KA             Liverpool

KB             Liverpool

KC             Liverpool

KD             Liverpool

KE             Kent

KF             Liverpool

KG             Cardiff C B C

KH             Kingston-upon-Hull

KI               [County] Waterford

KJ              Kent

KK             Kent

KL              Kent

KM            Kent

KN             Kent

KO             Kent

KP             Kent

KR             Kent

KS             Roxburgh

KT             Kent

KU             Bradford C B C

KV             Coventry C B C

KW            Bradford C B C

KX             Buckinghamshire C C

KY             Bradford C B C

KZ             Antrim

 


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NA             Manchester

NB             Manchester

NC            Manchester

ND            Manchester

NE             Manchester

NF             Manchester

NG            Norfolk

NH            Northampton

NI              [County] Wicklow

NJ             [East] Sussex

NK             Hertfordshire

NL             Northumberland

NM            Bedfordshire

NN            Nottinghamshire

NO            Essex

NP             Worcestershire

NR            Leicestershire C C

NS             Sutherland

NT             Shropshire

NU            Derbyshire

NV             Northamptonshire

NW           Leeds

NX             Warwickshire

NY             Glamorganshire

NZ             Londonderry

 


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QA             Foreign Visitors

QB             Foreign Visitors

QC            Foreign Visitors

QD            Foreign Visitors

QE             Foreign Visitors

QF             Foreign Visitors

QG            Foreign Visitors

QH            Foreign Visitors

 

QJ             Foreign Visitors

QK             Foreign Visitors

QL             Foreign Visitors

QM            Foreign Visitors

QN            Foreign Visitors

 

QP             Foreign Visitors

QQ            Foreign Visitors

 

QS             Foreign Visitors

QT             Foreign Visitors

 

 

 

QX             Foreign Visitors

QY             Foreign Visitors

 

 


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TA             Devon

TB             Lancashire

TC             Lancashire

TD             Lancashire

TE             Lancashire

TF             Lancashire

TG             Glamorganshire

TH             Carmarthenshire C C

TI               Limerick (Borough)

TJ              Lancashire

TK             Dorset

TL              Lincolnshire (Kesteven)

TM            Bedfordshire

TN             Newcastle-upon-Tyne

TO             Nottingham

TP             Portsmouth

TR             Southampton

TS             Dundee

TT             Devon

TU             Cheshire C C

TV             Nottingham

TW            Essex

TX             Glamorganshire

TY             Northumberland

TZ             Belfast C B C

 


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WA            Sheffield

WB            Sheffield

WC           Essex

WD           Warwickshire

WE            Sheffield

WF            Yorkshire East Riding

WG           Stirling

WH           Bolton C B C

WI             Waterford

WJ            Sheffield

WK            Coventry C B C

WL            Oxford C B C

WM           Southport

WN           Swansea

WO           Monmouthshire

WP            Worcestershire

WR           Yorkshire West Riding

WS            Leith

WS            Edinburgh

WT            Yorkshire West Riding

WU           Yorkshire West Riding

WV            Wiltshire

WW          Yorkshire West Riding

WX            Yorkshire West Riding

WY            Yorkshire West Riding

WZ            Belfast C B C

 


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ZA             Dublin

ZB             Cork

ZC             Dublin

ZD             Dublin

ZE             Dublin

ZF             Cork

ZG             Dublin CC

ZH             Dublin

ZI               Dublin

ZJ              Dublin

ZK             Cork

ZL              Dublin

ZM            Galway

ZN             Meath

ZO             Dublin

ZP             [County] Donegal

ZR             Wexford

ZS             Dublin CC

 

ZT             Cork

ZU             Dublin

ZV             Re-registrations

ZW            Kildare

ZX             [County] Kerry

ZY             Louth

ZZ             Royal Irish Automobile Club, AA