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The High Road

Shown here are the highest license plate numbers observed from most states and provinces, contributed by hobbyists who research and collect license plates from around North America and beyond. “The High Road” is featured in each issue of PLATES Magazine. Send your sightings, or other license plate news, to


  1. Regulars to this page will note some changes. We've been tracking over three thousand different plate series across North America, and we're going to scale that back and remove some that only receive infrequent updates. We're also working on a new responsive layout, as well as overall streamlining and freshening of the user experience.
  2. Indiana issues alpha prefixes at random, so the concept of a "high" really doesn't translate.
  3. Alabama, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming plates are county-coded, so there is no concept of a statewide "high." For these states, we show the high from the most populous county.
  4. Massachusetts, Missouri and West Virginia plates are coded to the expiration month, so we're not really sure what to do with them.

Thanks to today’s spotters...

Jesse Wodstrchill, Keith Dickson, David Royer, Chad Garner, Charles Humphrey, Nate Dee, Darryl Antoniw, Vincent Perillo, S.R. Boland, Jay Maynard, Johnathan Baker, Andy DeCeunynck, Cam McPhee, Dave Hermanson, Tom Castelli, Chris Buonanno, Eric Jones, Walter Pilley, Ted Curran, Neal Evenhuis, Michael Smith, Jordan Irazabal, Andrew Osborne, Paul Breland, T.D. Goodman, Mike Gallop, Kevin Gallagher, Ernie MacAulay, Jesus Alexis Valentin, Bruno Vernhes, Steve Grandi, Johnnaston Kimble, Corb Moister Jr. , Ed Richter, Gary B. Hughes, Willie C. BrockJr. , Rod Gough, Steve Hill, Jeff Fortier, Derreck Cole, Christian Ponce, Jérémie Jean, Charlie Li, Michael Flatto, Dave Edmondson, Nathan Kuehn, Lance Tock, Cynthia David and Kit Sage.

How about you?

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