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D.C. Auto License Plates Since April 1997

The collection of plates pictured on this and associated pages is comprised of a single example of every two-letter series used on general-issue and optional passenger car plates since the AB-1234 format was adopted in April 1997. Issuance months noted are approximate. C-series plates are shown below and plates of other series may be found on separate pages using these links:

F series

D.C. auto plate no. CM-4665 on a Chevrolet parked at Wright's Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio.
What visit to Greene County, Ohio, would be complete without a stop at the Golden Jersey Inn at Young's Jersey Dairy just northeast of Yellow Springs? During his visit, J. Reid Williamson spotted a Chevrolet registered with C-series plates that likely were issued in spring 2006.

C-Series Plates: June 2004-March 2008

The C series appears to have been issued for about 45 months. In stark contrast to the B series, this is (so far) the only series during which no changes were made to the appearance of auto plates issued since April 1997. The CI, CO, and CQ series were skipped presumably due to the similarity of I, O, and Q with other registration number characters. The CL series was also skipped, probably either because it might be misinterpreted as a commercial series or because in the DMV's database it would be confused with Clergy registrations because CL is the type code for Clergy.

Plate no. CA-4057, issued c.July 2004
Plate no. CB-0664, issued c.Aug. 2004
Plate no. CC-8716, issued c.Dec. 2004
CA - issued June-Aug. 2004
CB - issued Aug., Sept. 2004
CC - issued Sept.-Dec. 2004
Plate no. CD-9129, issued c.Feb. 2005
Plate no. CE-9691, issued c.April 2005
Plate no. CF-3762, issued c.May 2005
CD - issued Dec. 2004-Feb. 2005
CE - issued Feb.-April 2005
CF - issued April-June 2005
Plate no. CG-8721, issued c.Aug. 2005
Plate no. CH-1114, issued c.Aug. 2005
Plate no. CJ-6403, issued c.Nov. 2005
CG - issued June-Aug. 2005
CH - issued Aug.-Oct. 2005
CJ - issued Oct.-Dec. 2005
Plate no. CK-8300, issued c.Mar. 2006
Plate no. CM-5785, issued c.April 2006
CK - issued Dec. 2005-Mar. 2006
CM - issued Mar.-May 2006
CN - issued May-July 2006
Plate no. CP-6345, issued c.Aug. 2006
Plate no. CR-8766, issued c.Nov. 2006
Plate no. CS-5816, issued c.Dec. 2006
CP - issued July-Sept. 2006
CR - issued Sept.-Nov. 2006
CS - issued Nov. 2006-Jan. 2007
Plate no. CT-5514, issued c.Feb. 2007
Plate no. CU-8445, issued c.May 2007
Plate no. CV-0307, issued c.May 2007
CT - issued Jan.-Mar. 2007
CU - issued Mar.-May 2007
CV - issued May-July 2007
Plate no. CW-4636, issued c.Aug. 2007
CW - issued July-Sept. 2007
CX - issued Sept., Oct. 2007
CY - issued Oct.-Dec. 2007
Plate no. CZ-5603, issued c.Feb. 2008
CZ - issued Dec. 2007-Mar. 2008

D.C. auto plate no. CN-8262 on a 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible parked on Connecticut Ave. NW at Leroy Pl. NW.
Look closely and you'll see two C-series auto plates in this Connecticut Ave. NW scene, not just one. In addition to the mid-2005 CN-series plate on the 1964 Pontiac Bonneville convertible, the Nissan Pathfinder stopped at the traffic light at Leroy Pl. NW has a CE-series plate issued in about March 2005.

D.C. auto plate no. CC-0158 on a Chevrolet parked at the Tidal Basin.
J. Reid Williamson captured this nice winter scene at the Tidal Basin in mid-February 2007. The CC-series plates were likely issued in September 2005.

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