UK Registration Area Guide

The 2 letter area codes issued to vehicles first registered between 1903 and 1967 in the United Kingdom are listed below. Codes were issued by County Councils to 1 October 1974.

AA – Hampshire

AB – Worcestershire

AC – Warwickshire

AD – Gloucestershire

AE – Bristol

AF – Cornwall

AG – Ayrshire

AH – Norfolk

AJ – Yorkshire North Riding

AK – Bradford

AL – Nottinghamshire

AM – Wiltshire

AN – West Ham to 1965, Greater London

AO – Cumberland

AP – East Sussex

AR – Hertfordshire

AS – Nairnshire

AT – Beverley VRO – Hull

AU – Nottingham

AV – Aberdeenshire ( “LAV” is not issued)

AW -Shropshire

AX – Monmouthshire

AY – Leicestershire

BA – Salford

BB – Newcastle

BC – Leicester

BD – Northamptonshire

BE – Lindsey

BF – Staffs 1960 –

BG – Birkenhead

BH – Buckinghamshire

BJ – East Suffolk

BK – Portsmouth

BL – Berkshire

BM – Bedfordshire

BN – Bolton

BO – Cardiff

BP – West Sussex t

BR – Sunderland

BS – Kirkwall

BT – East Yorkshire

BU – Oldham

BV – Blackburn

BW – Oxfordshire

BX – Carmarthenshire

BY – Croydon to 1965; Greater London

CA – Denbighshire

CB – Blackburn)

CC – Caernarvonshire

CD – Brighton

CE – Cambridge

CF – West Suffolk

CG – Hampshire

CH – Derby

CJ – Herefordshire

CK – Preston

CL – Norwich

CM – (Birkenhead

CN – Gateshead

CO – Plymouth

CP – Halifax

CR – Southampton

CS – Ayrshire

CT – Kesteven, Lincs.

CU – South Shields

CV – Cornwall

CW – Burnley

CX – Huddersfield

CY – Swansea

DA – Wolverhampton

DB – Stockport

DC – Middlesbrough

DD – Gloucester

DE – Pembrokeshire

DF – Gloucester

DG – Gloucester

DH – Walsall

DJ – St. Helens

DK – Rochdale

DL – Newport IOW

DM – Flintshire

DN – York)

DO – Holland Lincs.

DP – Reading

DR – Plymouth

DS – Peebles

DT – Doncaster

DU – Coventry

DV – Devon

DW – Newport

DX – Ipswich

DY – Hastings)

EA – West Bromwich

EB – Isle Of Ely

EC – Westmorland

ED – Wigan

EE – Grimsby

EF – West Hartlepool

EG – Peterborough (Huntingdon to 1965)

EH – Stoke on Trent (Hanley to 1910)

EJ – Cardiganshire

EK – Wigan

EL – Bournemouth

EM – Bootle

EN – Bury

EO – Barrow In Furness

EP – Montgomeryshire

ER – Cambridge

ES – Perthshire

ET – Rotherham

EU – Breconshire

EV – Essex

EW – Huntingdon

EX – Great Yarmouth

EY – Anglesey

FA – Burton on Trent

FB – Bath

FC – Oxford

FD – Dudley

FE – Lincoln

FF – Merionethshire

FG – Fife

FH – Gloucester

FJ – Exeter

FK – Worcester

FL – Peterborough

FM – Chester

FN – Canterbury

FO – Radnorshire

FP – Rutland

FR – Blackpool

FS – Edinburgh

FT – Tynemouth

FU – Lindsey, Lincs

FV – Blackpool

FW – Lindsey

FX – Dorset

FY – Southport

GA – GB – Glasgow

GC – Greater London

GD – GE Glasgow

GF – Greater London

GG – Glasgow

GH – Greater London

GJ – Greater London

GK – Greater London

GL – Bath

GM – Motherwell

GN – GO – GP -Greater London

GR – Sunderland

GS – Perthshire

GT – GU Greater London

GV – West Suffolk

GW – GX – GY Greater London

HA – Smethwick to 1966, Warley 1966 –

HB – Merthyr Tydfil

HC – Eastbourne

HD – Dewsbury

HE – Barnsley

HF – Wallasey

HG – Burnley

HH – Carlisle

HJ – Southend

HK – Essex

HL – Wakefield

HM – East Ham 1965  Greater London

HN – Darlington

HO – Hampshire

HP – Coventry

HR – Swindon

HS – Renfrewshire

HT – Bristol

HU – Bristol

HV – East Ham to 1965  Greater London

HW – Bristol

HX – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

HY – Bristol

JA – Stockport

JB – Berkshire

JC – Caernarvon

JD – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

JE – Cambridge (Isle Of Ely to 1965,

JF – Leicester

JG – Canterbury

JH – Hertfordshire

JJ – Greater London

JK – Eastbourne

JL – Holland, Lincs

JM – Westmorland

JN – Southend

JO – Oxford

JP – Wigan

JR – Northumberland

JS – Ross

JT – Dorset

JU – Leicester

JV – Grimsby

JW – Wolverhampton

JX – Halifax

JY – Plymouth

KA – Liverpool

KB – Liverpool

KC – Liverpool

KD – Liverpool

KE – Kent

KF – Liverpool

KG – Cardiff

KH – Beverley VRO (Hull)

KJ-KK-KL-KM-KN-KO-KP-KR – Kent

KS – Roxburghshire

KT – Kent

KU – Bradford

KV – Coventry

KW – Bradford

KX – Buckinghamshire

KY – Bradford

LA – LB – LC – LD – LE – LF  Greater London

LG – Cheshire

LH – Greater London

LJ – Bournemouth

LK – LL – LM- LN – LO – LP -LR – Greater London

LS – Selkirkshire

LT – Greater London

LU – Greater London

LV – Liverpool

LW – LX – LY – Greater London

MA – MB – Cheshire

MC – MD  Greater London

ME – MF – MG – MH – Middlesex to 1965 Greater London

MJ – Bedford

MK – ML- MM – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MN – used in Isle of Man

MO – Berkshire

MP – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MR – Wiltshire

MS – Stirling)

MT – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MU – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MV – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MW – Wiltshire

MX – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

MY – Middlesex to 1965, Greater London

NA – NB – NC – ND – NE – NF -Manchester

NG – Norfolk

NH – Northampton

NJ – East Sussex

NK – Hertfordshire

NL – Northumberland

NM – Bedfordshire

NN – Nottingham

NO – Chelmsford

NP – Worcester

NR – Leicester

NS – Sutherland

NT – Shropshire

NU – Derbyshire

NV – Northampton

NW – Leeds

NX – Warwickshire

NY – Glamorganshire

OA – Birmingham

OB – Birmingham

OC – Birmingham

OD – Devon

OE – OF – OG – OH – OJ – OK – OL – OM – ON – Birmingham

OO – Chelmsford

OP – Birmingham

OR – Hampshire

OS – Wigtown)

OT – Portsmouth

OU – Hampshire

OV – Birmingham

OW – Southampton

OX – Birmingham

OY – Greater London

PA – PB – PC – PD – PE – PF -PG – PH – PJ – PK – PL Surrey

PM –  PN – East Sussex

PO – West Sussex (GPO is not issued, used by General Post Office to 1965)

PP – Buckinghamshire

PR – Dorset

PS -Shetland Isles, Zetland

PT – Durham

PU – Chelmsford

PV – Ipswich

PW – Norwich

PX – West Sussex

PY – North Yorkshire

RA – Derbyshire

RB – Derbyshire

RC – Derby

RD – Reading

RE – Staffordshire

RF – Staffordshire

RG – Aberdeen

RH – Beverley VRO (Hull)

RJ – Salford

RK – Croydon to 1965, Greater London

RL – Cornwall

RM – Cumberland

RN – Preston

RO – Hertfordshire

RP – Northamptonshire

RR – Nottinghamshire

RS – Aberdeen

RT – East Suffolk

RU – Bournemouth

RV – Portsmouth

RW – Coventry

RX – Berkshire

RY – Leicester

SA – Aberdeenshire

SB – Argyllshire

SC – Edinburgh

SD – Ayrshire

SE – Banffshire to 1974

SF – Edinburgh

SG – Edinburgh

SH – Berwick

SJ – Bute

SK – Caithness

SL – Clackmannan

SM – Dumfries

SN – Dumbartonshire

SO – Morayshire

SP – Fife

SR – Forfarshire to 1928, Angus

SS – East Lothian

ST – Inverness

SU – Kincardine

SV – 2 letter code used for Kinross to 1963, and from 1964 – 1974 as normal with suffix letter, ASV1 – YSV999 used as re-registration marks

SW – Kirkcudbrightshire

SX – West Lothian

SY – Midlothian, some pre 1963 codes used for re-registration)

TA – Devonshire

TB – TC – TD – TE – TF – Lancashire

TG – Glamorgan

TH – Carmarthenshire

TJ – Lancashire

TK – Dorset

TL – Kesteven Lincs.

TM – Bedford

TN – Newcastle

TO – Nottingham

TP – Portsmouth

TR – Southampton

TS – Dundee

TT – Devonshire

TU – Chester

TV – Nottingham

TW – Essex

TX – Glamorgan

TY – Northumberland

UA – Leeds

UB – Leeds

UC – Greater London

UD – Oxford

UE – Warwickshire

UF – Brighton

UG – Leeds

UH – Cardiff

UJ – Shropshire

UK- Wolverhampton

UL – Greater London

UM – Leeds

UN – Denbeigh

UO – Devon

UP – Durham

UR – Hertfordshire

US – Glasgow

UT- Leicester

UU – UV – UW  Greater London

UX – Shropshire

UY – Worcester

VA – Lanarkshire

VB – Croydon to 1965 Greater London

VC – Coventry

VD – Lanarkshire

VE – Cambridge

VF – Norfolk

VG – Norwich

VH – Huddersfield

VJ – Herefordshire

VK – Newcastle

VL – Lincoln

VM – Manchester

VN – North Yorkshire

VO – Nottingham

VP – Birmingham

VR – Manchester

VS – Greenock

VT – Stoke on Trent

VU – Manchester

VV – Northampton

VW – Essex

VX – Essex

VY – York

WA – Sheffield

WB – Sheffield

WC – Essex

WD – Warwickshire

WE – Sheffield

WF – East Yorkshire

WG – Stirling

WH – Bolton

WJ – Sheffield

WK – Coventry

WL – Oxford

WM – Southport

WN – Swansea

WO – Monmouthshire

WP – Worcester

WR – West Yorkshire

WS – Edinburgh

WT – West Yorkshire

WU – West Yorkshire

WV – Wiltshire

WW – WX – WY  Yorkshire

XA – London C.C. to 1963, Kirkcaldy 1963

XB – London C.C. to 1963, Coatbridge 1964

XC – London C.C. to 1963, Solihull 1964

😄 – London C.C. to 1963, Luton 1964 –

XE – London C.C. to 1963, Luton 1964 –

XF – London C.C. to 1963

XG – Middlesborough

XH – London C.C.

XJ – Manchester

XK – XL – XM – XN – XO – XP- XR   London C.C.

XS – Paisley

XT – XU – XV- XW – XX- XY   London C.C.

YA – YB – YC – YD Somerset

YE – Greater London

YF – Greater London

YG – Leeds

YH – Greater London

YJ – Dundee

YK  – YL – YM – YN – YO – YP – YR  Greater London

YS – Glasgow

YT – YU – YV – YW – YX – YY Greater London