Year Stickers


Bicentennial Base plate (1976 - 1980)



State Outline Base plate (1981 - 1985)
(no 81 designation, sticker area blank)



Palmetto Base plate (1986 - 1990)
(86 screenprinted on the plate with design)



Wren Base plate (1991 - 1998)
(91 screenprinted on the plate with design)

1999 sticker applied only to January expirations, if renewed very early (rare)


Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places Base plate (1999 - 2009)
(99 screenprinted on the plate with design)













need photo of "thick" 06



need photo of "thick" 08



Sunrise Base plate (2009 - 2016+)

large plate number printed by 3M for direct mail plates (see Month stickers)



renewals through county tax offices
used DMV stickers but may show the plate number in a different font.




large plate number printed by 3M for direct mail plates (see Month stickers)
For 2015, a "dot" system was devised to differentiate the white decals. "Dots" will rotate counter-clockwise each year.



Combined month/year sticker began December 15, 2015
2016 late renewals or replacement stickers received combined month/year
stickers issued through local tax offices may print the sticker in a different font and/or text size
3M 2016                 DMV 2016

New issues ended February/March 2016 with 2017 expiration. New issues would use DMV or local tax office renewal stickers (see below)
Renewals of 'sunrise base' continue through 2018+. Renewals would use DMV or local tax office renewal stickers (see below)

"While I Breathe, I Hope" Base (February 1, 2016-present)


2016 expirations would be for replacement plates only.

Combined month/year sticker
stickers issued through local tax offices may print the sticker in a different font and/or text size



3M issue, far left
DMV issue, 2nd photo
local tax office renewal font variance, right two photos (probably for 'Sunrise base' only)