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License Plate Codes & Prefixes

Some Nevada specialty license plates do not display the full plate number needed for registration renewal, law enforcement queries and other uses. These are listed below with the correct search prefix and the number of characters needed to complete the plate number.

Personalized plates display the complete plate number regardless of the plate style or background and may contain the letter "0". Standard sequential plates do not contain the letter "0".

Nevada plate numbers do not contain spaces or special characters even if these are displayed on the plate itself.

Examples
Disabled License Plate

The disabled plate has a prefix of PH followed by 5 characters. You must insert leading zeros to bring the total to 5.

The license plate number for the plate pictured is "PH00123".

Classic Rod

The classic rod plate has a prefix of CROD that uses the letter "O" followed by four characters. 

The license plate number for the plate pictured is "CROD0012".

Animal Appreciation Motorcycle Plate

Motorcycle plates have three characters that are all shown, except for the Lake Tahoe plate, which has four and the Old Timer, which has two.

The license plate number for the plate pictured is "SN000"

Plate Number Prefixes

Click on a link to show a sample image. Not all plates are available in the motorcycle style.

Plate Type Auto (Full Size) Motorcycle (Small)
DISABLED PH 5  
DISABLED VETERAN DV 4  
       
150TH NEVADA ANNIVERSARY NV 4 NV
AGRICULTURE AG 4 AG
AIR FORCE THUNDERBIRDS SD 3 SD
ANTIQUE VEHICLE TRUCK/TRACTOR AVT 3  
ANIMAL APPRECIATION SN 4 SN
AVIATION * AV 4  
CARPENTERS * UB 4  
CHILDREN IN THE ARTS AR 4 AR
CITIZENSHIP PROJECT CP 4 CP
CIVIL AIR PATROL CVAP 4  
CLASSIC ROD CROD 4  
CLASSIC VEHICLE CVEH 4  
COLLEGIATE - UNLV ULV 5 UV
COLLEGIATE - UNR UNR 5 UR
CONGRESSIONAL MEDAL OF HONOR CONMH 2  
CONSULAR CORPS CON 3  
CONSERVE WILDLIFE CW 4  
DUCKS UNLIMITED * DU 4  
EX-PRISONER OF WAR POW 3  
FALLEN MILITARY FM 4 FM
FIRE TRUCK FT 4  
GOLD STAR FV 4 FV
HALL OF FAME HF 5  
HOOVER DAM BC 4 BC
HORSE POWER HP 4 HP
HOT AUGUST NIGHTS RS 4 RS
LAKE TAHOE LT 5 LT
LAS VEGAS COMMEMORATIVE LV 4 LV
LAS VEGAS SPRINGS PRESERVE * VS 5 VS
MARCH OF DIMES SC 4 SC
MASONS MS 4 MS
MISSING AND EXPLOITED CHILDREN MX 4 MX
MT CHARLESTON MT 4 MT
NEVADA AIRPORTS ASSOCIATION AP 3 AP
NEVADA LIBRARIES * NL 4  
NEVADA HEALTH CENTERS MT 4 MT
NEVADA NATIONAL GUARD NG 4  
NEVADA TEST SITE AT 4 AT
NEVADA TOURISM * NV 4  
OLD TIMER OT 4 OTM
ORGAN DONOR DL 4 DL
OUTSIDE LAS VEGAS * FL 4 FL
PEACE OFFICER ND 3  
PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR PHS 3  
PEARL HARBOR VETERAN PHV 3  
PRESS PRS 3  
PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTER PF 4 PF
PURPLE HEART HRT 5 HT
PYRAMID LAKE PL 3 PLMC
RED ROCK CANYON RC 4 RC
RENO AIR RACES RR 4 RR
RODEO NR 4 NR
SEARCH AND RESCUE * SR 4  
STREET ROD SROD 4  
SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE * SH 4 SH
TEAMSTERS TM 4 TM
UNITED WE STAND US 4 US
V & T RAILROAD VT 4 VT
VETERAN - AIR FORCE VF 4 AF
VETERAN - ARMY VA 4 AS
VETERAN - ARMY AIRBORNE VA 4 AS
VETERAN - COAST GUARD VC 4 CG
VETERAN - MARINES VM 4 SF
VETERAN - NAVY VN 4 NS
VETERAN - NAVY SEABEES VN 4 NS
VETERAN - AIR NATIONAL GUARD GA 4 GA
VETERAN - ARMY NATIONAL GUARD GS 4 GS
VETERAN - WOMAN NW 4 NW
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER VFF 4 VF
SUPPORT WILDLIFE SW 4 SW

* Discontinued plates - These are no longer issued but can remain in use by the original owner.