SC License Plates - types and history


Plates listed and imaged here are not for sale. Photos come from a variety of sources - some from my personal collection, and most from other collectors and internet sources. For a list of contributors, please see link at the bottom of this page.

Passenger
  letter (weight/type) codes (1921-1972)

Amateur Radio

Antique (and proposed Historical Vehicle)

Boat (South Carolina Wildlife & Marine Resources)

Bus

Dealer/Manufacturer

Disabled

Fleet

Government

Military Related
 
Motorcycle
   
Personalized


Political
   Boards/Commissions
   Judicial


Prestate

Replacement

Rescue/EMT

Sample

Specialty

Taxi

Temporary

Trailer
   Standard
   Permanent
   Camper
   House Trailer
   Utility
   Apportioned


Truck
   Apportioned
   Tonnages (1-40 ton)
   1/2 year
   P.S.C.
   Farm
   Special Mobile


Unique
   Fleet  
   Limosuine
   Low Speed Vehicle

 Fun Stuff: Odds, Prototypes, Errors
Miscellaneous

1991-1998 plate with the "correct" Carolina Wren decal



original 1997 artist rendition without mountains.
designed by SC Department of Tourism



blowup of 1930s newspaper advertisement with P.S.C. truck plate in conjunction with L-prefix (3-ton) truck plate.



Reverse side of the July, 2002 specialty plate application showing all specialty plates available. Front only shows Amateur Radio Operator and Personalized.