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From this page, you may see more lists or spreadsheets than pictures  : it is dedicated to those interested in Codes, Prefixes, Suffixes, and other Numbers.
Europlate members specialize in collecting information : When traveling abroad, they may visit transportation or police officials to get the latest information about recent changes, instead of visiting wreckers with a screwdriver. Now, the best worlwide information is found at
Europlate publications and elsewhere on the Web. For France, a few Francoplaque members help maintaining this section up to date.

General information : Département successive codifications since 1901 - History through the French official texts since 1899 (in French)  French Plates manufacturing (technology, contacts)
Historical data pre-1950 : Details on the 1901-1928 Passenger system, and the 1928-1950 Passenger system.

Historical data from 1950 to 2009 : Passenger registrations for each French "département" (Download the Excel files, files for Palm Pilot or PDA or see graphics)

Years : 1950 to 1959 - 1960 to 1969 - 1970 to 1979 - 1980 to 1989 - 1990 to 19992000 to 2005 - 2006  -  2007  - 2008  - 01/01/2009 14/04 and 13/10/2009                 

                                    For non passenger or specific series, visit this interface for pictures of each series, sorted from1901 to 2017, or read the articles below :

      Series already obsolete in 2009 :  

F_Algerie.jpg French Algeria Départements  (1951-1963)

 Alsace-Lorraine  (1906-1919 & 1941-1946)

French military vehicles (WWI - 1960 - ...)

Diplomats                    (1933 - 1954  -...)

President President (1950s-1980s) Details on Inaxyx

Jeux Olympiques Albertville 1992 Albertville Olympic Games           (1992)

Paris Bus registration        (1925s - 2003)

        Bicycles                              (1893 - 1945)

                              Series (FNI, ...)  replaced by SIV in 2009 :  

F_DomTom.jpg Overseas Départements & Collectivities -  Corsica  

F_Omis.jpg Specificities of each "departement" (01/04/1950 to 13/10/2009)

F_Admin.jpg Administration, police          (1948 - 1959 - 1992  - 31/12/2008) 

Temporary registrations       (1933 - 1955  - 1994 - 10/04/2009)   

Garage W registrations                  (1910 - 1959  - 10/04/2009)

F_Provis.jpg Provisional WW and Export registrations    (1920 - 12/06/2009)

Farm registrations                                    (1956 - 10/04/2009)

Car manufacturer special plates


     Series replaced from 2015 :


  Mopeds (07/2004 to 06/2015)  now SIV plates

French Forces in Germany (1954 - 2016)   now RF plates

  Firemen and Rescue Vehicles in Paris
                                (1950s - 2017)    now SIV plates








              Current Series (SIV,...)  (2018) :

 SIV general system (15/04/2009..)                               

Diplomats (... - 1965 - ...)                                             

F_Milit.jpg Military vehicles  (... - 1960 - ...) also use SIV plates      

 French Forces in Germany (2016 - ..)