Vehicle registration plates of Denmark


Vehicle registration plates of Denmark
Registration plate for common registered vehicles (2009 design)
Registration plate for common registered vehicles (1976 design)
Joint commercial/private registration plate (2008 design)
Diplomatic registration plate (1976 design)
Registration plate for vans (1976 design)
Licenseplates from the (top-down): Army, Navy, Air Force and joint design

Danish vehicle licence plates normally have two letters and five digits. The code has no connection with the geographic location. The digits have number series based on vehicle type[1] [2].

Contents

Numbering

Current series
Serials Usage
001-699 Large mopeds (speed up to 45 km/h)
700-999 Registered tractors
10 00-29 99 Trailers (including travel trailers)
30 00-49 99 Not in use
50 00-53 99 Permanent holders trial license plates for cars
54 00-54 99 Permanent holders trial license plates for motorcycles
55 00-99 99 (up to letter combination UZ) Trailers
5 500-9 999 (from letter combination VB) Small mopeds (speed up to 30 km/h)
10 000-18 999 Motorcycles
19 000-19 499 Registered tractors
19 500-19 999 Delivery and goods motorcycles
20 000-59 999 Common vehicles
60 000-75 999 Common vehicles with a licenseplate in squared shape
76 000-76 999 Embassy vehicles with diplomatic status
77 000-77 999 International organisation vehicles with diplomatic status
78 000-87 999 Vans and trucks with a licenseplate in a squared shape
88 000-97 999 Vans and trucks
98 000-99 699 Cabs, limousines, vehicles rented with driver etc.
99 700-99 999 Cabs, limousines, vehicles rented with driver etc., with a licenseplate in a squared shape

Colours

Differently coloured plates exist:

  • White background, black text: Vehicles for private use
  • Yellow background, black text: Vehicles for commercial use. Such a vehicle may still be used for private purposes by paying a yearly tax (ca. 5000 DKK as of 2006).
  • Yellow and white background, two black letters on yellow background combined with five black numbers on white background: privately owned utility vehicles for non-commercial use (This to make sure that nobody uses tax relieved vans (yellow plates) for personal use)
  • Blue background, white text: Diplomatic vehicles, typically owned by embassies
  • Black background, white text, in the style used before 1976: Historical vehicles, available upon special request
  • Black background, a yellow emblem followed by two plus three white digits separated by a full stop: Armed forces
  • Black background, a royal crown followed by two or three digits: Royal house. The Queen's personal car used for official occasions only features a royal crown on a white background
  • Red background, white text: Airport vehicles for which no taxes have been paid

Hearses are registered as yellow-plate cars (commercial use). The actual plates are, however, white in order to convey the impression of personal use.

There is also a possibility to have personal plate with any text. These plates cost 6200 DKK per set as of 2006.

EU plates

A new design with an EU stripe was expected in 2008, but has been delayed to 12 October 2009.[3] This makes Denmark potentially the last EU country to adopt euro plates (Vehicle registration plates of Europe). The EU stripe is, however, currently optional.[4]

In preparation for the new design the font has been slightly condensed on some new plates issued since mid-2008.

Since July 2009, buyers a of new car pick a license plate with or without an EU strip. [5]

Faroe Islands

Faroese plate issued before 1996.
Faroese plate issued since 1996.

Cars registered in the Faroe Islands before 1996 have plates with white background, black text in Danish style, but with only one letter, F.

Cars registered after 1996 have white background, blue text in their own style, two letters and three digits, resembling Icelandic plates. There is a blue stripe to the left with the Faroese flag and the code "FO". The Faroe Islands are outside the EU.

Greenland

The plates have a white background, and black text in Danish style with two letters "GR". EU stripe is not displayed because Greenland is outside the EU.

References

External links


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