Chapter 7, Section C:
License Plate and Registration Codes


Revised September 29, 2011


The following is a list of codes reflecting special plates and registrations:

  • 0 – Not Special Plate
  • 1 – Veteran Amputee Plate
  • 2 – National Guard Plate
  • 3 – Prisoner of War (POW) Plate
  • 4 – Disabled Veteran Plate
  • 4H – 4-H Plate
  • 5 – HAM Radio Plate
  • 6 – New Mexico Ranger Plate
  • 7 – Mounted Patrol Plate
  • 8 – Prestige Plate
  • 9 – Cumbres & Toltec Plate
  • 66 - Route 66 Plate
  • A – Pearl Harbor Survivor Plate
  • AC – Child Adoption Awareness Plate
  • AD - Active Duty Plate
  • B – Street Vehicle Plate
  • BC – Breast Cancer Awareness Plate
  • BF – Bass Fishing Plate
  • BS – Boy Scouts of America Centennial Plate
  • CH – Collegiate Plate (NMHU)
  • CS – Collegiate Plate (NMSU)
  • CU – Collegiate Plate (UNM)
  • CT - Collegiate Plate (NM Tech)
  • CW – Collegiate Plate (WNMU)
  • D – Dealer Plate
  • DA - District Attorney Plate
  • DM - Disabled Veteran Motorcycle Plate
  • E - State Board of Education Plate
  • EM - Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Plate
  • EU – Collegiate Plate (ENMU)
  • F – State Vehicle Plate
  • FR – Farm & Ranch Heritage Plate
  • G – Governor Plate
  • GF – Gold Star Family Plate (first to mother or spouse)
  • GS – Gold Star Family Plate (all others)
  • H – Purple Heart Plate
  • I – Tribal Vehicle Plate
  • J – Judicial Plate
  • K – Children’s Art Plate
  • KM - Children's Art Motorcycle Plate
  • L – Regular Handicapped Plate
  • LC – City of Las Cruces Plate
  • LF - Organ Donor Plate
  • M – Year-of-Manufacture Plate
  • MI – Collegiate Plate (NMMI)
  • MV - Veteran Motorcycle Plate
  • NT - NATO registration
  • OP - Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Plate
  • PA - Patriot Plate
  • PC - Turquoise Centennial Plate
  • R – Representative Plate
  • RS – Retired NM State Police Officer Plate
  • S – Senator Plate
  • SF – Santa Fe 400th Anniversary Plate
  • SN - Spay-Neuter Plate
  • ST - State Treasurer Plate
  • T – Horseless Carriage Plate
  • UB – Blood Donor Plate
  • V – Veteran Plate
  • VA - Army Veteran Plate
  • VC - Coast Guard Veteran Plate
  • VF - Air Force Veteran Plate
  • VM - Marine Corps Veteran Plate
  • VN - Navy Veteran Plate
  • WL - Wildlife Plate
  • X – County Vehicle Plate
  • Y – City Vehicle Plate
  • Z – Firefighter Plate
  • Z1 – Volunteer Firefighter Plate
  • Z2 – Retired Firefighter Plate