Brazil

 
Last update: 19 Sept 2005
In general:
a full list of district codes (from 1990)  
 
 

Picture

Date of first issue Date of last issue Type Description Remarks
1 1941 1957? car 123456 front
350x165mm
Francoplaque
2 1953   dlr 1 first dealer in Brazil?
year tabs seen: 42 and 53
3 1957?
1959
1969 car 1234
12345
123456
1234567
front
350x175mm
also yellow?
Francoplaque
 4 1957? 1969 car 123456 rear
350x200mm
year tabs seen: 59, 60, 61, 66, 67, 68 and 69
Francoplaque
5 1957? 1969 truck 123456 truck (small and big), but also bus and taxi
Francoplaque
6 ?   CD CD 1234 diplomatic
Klotz
7 1969 1987 car AB 1234 400x160mm
metal tabs used from 1972 - 1982
year tabs seen: 72, 75, 78 and 80
8 1969 1990 mc AB 123 motorcycle
Klotz
9 1978   dlr AB 1234 dealer
Klotz
10 1978   CC CC 123 Corps Consular
van Wersch
11
?   truck AB 1234 truck (small and big), but also bus and taxi
Klotz (2x)
12         just an other sized plate
13
1987 1997 car AB 1234 new size: 400x130mm
Obrigado (1st)

second one in the 1990 style with the state strip

14
1990 now car ABC 1234 a full list of district codes
400x130mm
issued in blocks per state, the changeover
took place from 1990 to 1997
BFA - GKI = SP = São Paulo
HTX-HZA = CE = Ceará
Obrigado (2x)
15
1990 now car ABC 1234 if you move from one state to an other,
you will keep your plate and combination,
but will get a new state strip on the top
KKM is originally from PE = Pernambuco
MXL is original from RN = Rio Grande do Norte
Obrigado (2x)
16 1990 now mc ABC/1234 185x135mm
Obrigado
17


1990 now govt ABC 1234 government plates are black on white

state government uses the state name on the strip
here the state Ceará
also seen: CE Oficial

national government uses Brasil on the strip
Obrigado (4x)

18 1990 now govt ABC 1234 SPM = Serviço Publical Municipal
also known Francoplaque
SPE = Serviço Publical Estadual 
SPF = Serviço Publical Federal
19 1990 now truck ABC 1234 truck (small and big), but also bus and taxi
Obrigado
20 1990 now taxi ABC/1234 taxi motorcycle
Obrigado
21 1990 now other ABC 1234 driving school
Obrigado
22  white on blue 1990 now dlr ABC 1234 manufacturer
ADM = ?
Steitz
23  white on green 1990 now dlr ABC 1234 test plate
24 x May 1998? now other ABC 1234 antique
> 30 years
25 2004 now car ABC 1234 new bar code at the top
Gordon

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