Wisconsin has issued license plates to various types of trucks since 1918. Since 1940 most truck plates have been divided into light truck and heavy truck categories.

This page includes the following license plate types:

In addition, other related types are issued to other truck types that are shown on other pages.

These types are listed on the heavy trucks page:

Other types used on semi trucks are shown on the apportioned/semi truck page.


Truck


Truck plates were first issued in 1918. 1918 and 1919 plates used a "WIS" designation, in contrast with passenger plates which used a single letter "W" to identify the state.

Base Variation Ranges
18 56
6601
19 3263
10342
20 11459
16156
21 -32-
15-815
22 -31-
23-897
23 -2-
26-361
1918 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1919 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1921 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1922 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1923 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic

In July 1923, weight classes were added to truck plates. About 6,000 trucks over 6,000lbs had to reregister, while new registrants for trucks under 6,000lbs were issued truck plates in the A, B, and C weight classes.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
12,000
E
20,000
F
>20,000
23 A82

C55
C152

E230
F 7
24 A428
A16-516
B 1330
B16-619
C 3074
D 3755

F 1
F 2
25 178A
24-296A
9-723B
18-304B
2-431C
4-857C
5-526D
99E

26 A 81
A 33-778
[A 35-298]
B 4-014
B 24-678
[B 26-132]
C 8-785
[C 8-991]
D 1-022
D 5-282
[D 6-562]
E 1-355
[E 2-873]
[F 717]
27 1-420A
36-044A
2 B
15-585B
5-759C
10-836C
2 D
5-553D
952 E

28 A 254
A 39-255
B 891
B 14-705
C 2-774
C 20-485
D 960
D 9-431


29 Old font 933A
16-124A
564B
4-200B
2-742C
8 D
9-755D
3-278E

New font 23-189A
39-445A
[39-469A]
16-562B
19-724B
[20-604B]
17-254C
19-895C
[21-231C]
12-406D
17-709D
[18-146D]
[3-635E]

30 A 1-245
A 34-995
[A 37-572]
B 452
B 17-912
[B 19-408]
C 738
C 6-727
[C 18-100]
D 1-460
D 16-620
[D 19-213]
E 132
[E 3-301]
[F 1-358]
1925 Truck A
Pete Madsen
1926 Truck A
Pete Madsen
1927 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1928 Truck A
Pete Madsen
1930 Truck A
Pete Madsen

In 1930, truck plates were issued on a July-June cycle, and weight classes shifted.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
E
10,000
F
>10,000
30 31 A9232
A46351
B2454
B21548
C 41
C19298
D17623
D22449
E147

1931 Truck C
Pete Madsen

Weight classes above F were added in 1931.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
E
10,000
F
12,000
G
14,000
H
16,000
J
18,000
K
20,000
L
22,000
M
24,000
N
36,000
31 32 A6193
A53558
B1344
B20698
C 27
C17035
D9495
D22939
E178







1932 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic

Full-size plates were issued beginning in 1932. Additionally, in 1934, farm truck plates were introduced, replacing most A weight class truck plates. 39 40 base plates used two colors for their plates, with blue on yellow plates being issued to A-D weight class trucks and weight classes beyond D using white on green plates. Sometime around late 1939 to early 1940, quarterly truck plates were introduced for heavy trucks and are shown in the heavy trucks page.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
E
10,000
F
12,000
G
14,000
H
16,000
J
18,000
K
20,000
L
22,000
M
24,000
N
36,000
32 33 195 A
49-989 A
207 B
17-716 B
2-533 C
13-282 C
444 D
14-734 D









33 34 1-361 A
48-978 A
7-313 B
20-033 B
1-831 C
13-364 C
2-181 D
9-232 D
4-590 E


387 H




34 35 1-845 A
4-153 A
302 B
12-334 B
4-393 C
10-676 C
3-124 D
17-011 D
6-055 E








35 36 8-792 A 660 B
9-660 B
3-900 C
10-298 C
14-193 D
4-638 E
52 F






36 37 912 A
8041 A
3827 B
15-441B
192 C
14-607C
9854 D
19-650D
5804 E








37 38 104 A
5325 A
5440 B
19-848 B
371 C
8749 C
124 D
16-990 D
4088 E
4648 F






38 39 5 A
7489 A
1180 B
24-711B
663 C
8256 C
6775 D
17-517D
2284 E
7426 E


1166 H




39 40 3089 A
6655 A
4924 B
21-448B
618 C
1649 C
3621 D
964 E
4137 E
1330 F
1026 H




1933 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1934 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1934 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1935 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
34 35
Gideon Nicksic
1936 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1937 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1937 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1940 Wisconsin Heavy Truck License Plate
Heavy Truck
Gideon Nicksic

In 1939, truck plates began to split off into light truck plates and heavy truck plates; in 1940, an entirely new, distinct type was issued for heavy trucks, while 39/40 base plates only had two different colors for the different plate classes. 41 42 and 44 45 base plates both had a "NOT FOR HIRE" caption, and the 42-43 base was made on a smaller plate base to save metal during WWII.

From the 40 41 base onward, light truck plates started at x25-001, with x being the weight class.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
40 41 A27-041
A30-921
B27-198
B50-642
C31-016
D29-884
D37-395
41 42 25-197A
30-124A
29-468B
46-814B
27-240C
33-910C

42-43 25861A
30264A
37267B
49527B
25573C
31918C
30552D
44 45 A28 434 B31 530
B46 634
C32 173
D31 985
45 46 A26 803
[A31 568]
[B52 980]
B53 987
C33 823
[C35 760]
D32 079
[D37 530]
1948 34461 A 63668 B
76627B
40551 C
47996 C
45047 D
1951 A 31789 B 34745
B 74438
C 29981
C 44788
D 26556
1941 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1942 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1943 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1944 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1945 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1946 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1948 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1950 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1952 Truck
Andrew Turnbull

In 1952, the expiration month shifted to December. There is a D weight class plate from 1952 known without a dash, and it's unknown if it's a variation or error plate. 1963 base plates switched between having tab slots and not having them twice.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
52 A29-692
A30-050
B33-476
B73-230
C33-786
C45-665
D27182
D34-277
D38-159
54 A25-526
A25-881
B38-856
B61-580
C26-499
C29-961

55 Large
Plate
A27-210
A28-192
B29-095
B75-074
C34-055
C48-728
D35-925
Small
Plate

B77-370
C50-851
C51-471

57 A27-075
B30-062
B67-642
C29-173
C41-570
D32-220
58 A25-780
A26-276
B25-482
B64-028
C29-819
C47-513
D28-088
D33-578
59 A26-137
A27-395
B35-941
B65-714
C35-885
C46-401
D30-730
D35-723
60 A27-531
A27-755
B30-472
B67-225
C31-406
C45-061
D26-358
61 A25-683
A26-410
B26-726
B68-081
C40-571
C46-814
D27-698
D35-925
62 A27-663
A28-052
B32-500
B66-401
C41-024
C50-801
D31-966
D35-877
63 Tab Slots A25-247
A28-634
B45-375
B69-320
C37-531
C52-538
D35-265
D36-070
No Tab Slots
B71-939
C54-011

Tab Slots
B73-421


No Tab Slots
B76-498
B81-439
C56-203
C58-838
D40-000
65 A26-263
A28-125
B86-579
B87-251
C38-938
C44-827
D39-486
1952 Truck
Andrew Turnbull
1953 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1954 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1955 Truck
Andrew Turnbull
1956 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1956 Truck (wrong tab)
Trailer Tab
Ross Day
1957 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1958 Truck C
Gideon Nicksic
1959 Truck A
Gideon Nicksic
1960 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1961 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1962 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
W. Yoder Auction
1963 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
No Tab Slots
Gideon Nicksic
1964 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
No Tab Slots
Gideon Nicksic
1965 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic

In 1967, the first reflective base of plates was issued. Numbering for each weight class started at x 1, with x being the weight class. A couple slot positioning and groove length variations are known.

From the 1967 base to the 1970 base, both light trucks and light trucks for hire started their plate configurations at x 1, meaning that D weight class plates would start at D 1 for both plate types, the only difference between the plates being what stickers they were issued and, for 3-4 digit plates, serial positioning, making unstickered plates difficult to identify.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
67 Full Groove
Slot LR
B 109
Full Groove
Slot UL

B 4200

Full Groove
Slot LR
A 1060
A 3918
B19-138
B49-207
C 48
C53-402
D 96
D10-533
Partial
Groove

B56-321

D14-400
D20-877
Full Groove
B59-928
B78-134


1967 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1967 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1967 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1967 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1968 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1969 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic

In 1970 another series of reflective license plates were issued. Unlike previous bases, there were several variations of date positioning, stamping techniques, and groove lengths, switching back and forth between stamping styles and other variations frequently. The 70 and 74 base plates had two different stamping styles, one normal stamping style and one "crude" stamping style, which has a less crisp stamping and slightly different fonts on a few numbers.

Once a weight class reached x99-999, a double letter series was issued, using stacked letters of BB and CC once the single letter series was exhausted.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
70 Date LL
Full Groove
A 1259
A 3137
B 5152
B79-240
C10-118
C24-646
D 3669
D20-273
Date LL
Partial Groove

B81-719
B83-475
C36-16n
C38-246
D23-831
D26-540
Date LL
Full Groove

B87-799
C44-468
C61-196

Date LL
Partial Groove


C62-107

Date LL
Full Groove


C70-873
C72-302

Date LL
Partial Groove

B93-101
B98-714
C79-444
C86-533

Date LL
Full Groove
Crude Font


C90-842
C91-678
D32-027
D35-443
Date LL
Full Groove


C97-288
C98-403
D36-560
D36-596
Date LR
Partial Groove

BB10-283
BB24-224


Date LR
Partial Groove
Crude Font

BB26-492
BB28-409
CC10-968
CC18-696

1972 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Normal Font, Full Groove
Andrew Turnbull
1972 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Normal Font, Partial Groove
Gideon Nicksic
1973 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Crude Font, Partial Groove
Andrew Turnbull
1973 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Overflow Format, Normal Font
Gideon Nicksic
1973 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Overflow Format, Crude Font
Gideon Nicksic
1970 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1971 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1972 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1973 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic

In 1974, yet another base of truck plates was issued. 1974 Wisconsin truck plates are beyond complicated, with variations in stamping style, groove length, and date positioning known, which frequently switched between variations like they did in the 70 base. The expiration cycle changed from December to January in 1975, with stickers skipping from December 1975 to January 1977. To make things even more complicated, in 1978, weight classes shifted, moving the D weight class to heavy truck plates and making A weight class truck plates much more common. This threw the weight classes on truck plates off to inaccuracy, so to remedy the new problem Wisconsin issued three different sticker colors for January 1979, with a green sticker being used for lighter trucks, a white sticker being used for heavier trucks, and a blue sticker being used for new registrations, with the blue stickers having the weight of the truck embalzoned on it. 1980 stickers used the same system of printing the weight of the truck on the sticker, so only one color of sticker was needed. However, it is unknown how well this system was managed, with earlier A weight class plates sometimes getting "6500" stickers.

It appears that numbering started at x10-001, with x being the weight class. As with the last base, once a weight class reached 99-999 a stacked double-letter series was issued, with B99-999 going to BB10-001 and C99-999 going to CC10-001. However, both weight classes exhausted the double letter series, with CC99-999 being followed by CA10-001, and BB99-999 being followed with BC10-001, and eventually CA99-999 being followed by CB10-001.

Lastly, the earlier plates used an embossed "74" date designation, while the newer plates after the weight class change of 1978 used a debossed "79" date. Both bases were used through January 1980.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
74 Date LL
Crude Font
Full Groove
A12-926
A13-869



Date LL
Crude Font
Partial
Groove

B10-561
B77-733
C14-260
C99-682
D16-185
D44-658
Date LL
Full Groove

B84-502


Date LL
Partial
Groove
Crude Font

B86-337
B92-211


Date LR
Partial
Groove
A15-491



Date LR
Full Groove
A16-022


D50-404
D58-532
Date LR
Partial
Groove
Crude Font


CC14-276
CC22-530

Date LR
Partial
Groove

BB11-267
BB99-966
CC27-526
CC33-338

Date LR
Partial
Groove
Crude Font


CC33-528

Date LR
Partial
Groove


CC33-713

Date LR
Partial
Groove
Crude Font


CC34-186

Date LR
Partial
Groove


CC40-469
CC99-865
CA10-343
CA61-739

79 Date LR
Partial
Groove
AA10-607
AA48-952
BC10-521
BC54-433
CA76-278
CB11-029
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Crude Font, Full Groove
Gideon Nicksic
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Crude Font, Partial Groove
Gideon Nicksic
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Normal Font, Full Groove
Gideon Nicksic
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Crude Font, Stacked Prefix
Andrew Turnbull
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Normal Font, Stacked Prefix
Gideon Nicksic
1979 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
79 Base
Gideon Nicksic
1974 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1975 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1977 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1978 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1979 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
< 5,000 lbs.
Gideon Nicksic
1979 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
> 5,000 lbs.
Gideon Nicksic
1979 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
New Registrants
Gideon Nicksic
1980 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
4,500 lbs.
Gideon Nicksic
1980 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
6,000 lbs.
Gideon Nicksic
1980 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
8,000 lbs.
Gideon Nicksic

In 1980, a new base of plates was issued. Early plates used an embossed "JAN" designation, however in 1984 truck plate expirations were staggered throughout all 12 months of the year, with many plates receiving a second, differently-colored 1984 sticker and all plates receiving month stickers. Later plates omitted the stamped "JAN" designation.

Later in the series, several variations started as the stamping of Wisconsin plates was in a state of transition. First, the slot was removed around 1985, then the stacked letters were shortened in height, and finally a borderless variation was issued briefly before the 1988 base was issued.

There is a run of error plates in the BE series that didn't have a dash, and it appears about 6,000 plates were made without a dash.

Base
Weight
Variation A
4,500
B
6,000
C
8,000
81 JAN
Slot
AA16-034
AB87-577
BA12-907
BD29-143
CA15-823
CC19-352
No Month
Tall Letters
AB92-392
AC24-655
BD44-066
BD60-150
CC22-235
No Slot
Tall Letters
AC35-323
AC88-796
BD65-570
BE24-537
BE30516
BE35785
BE38-058
CC27-873
CC49-850
Short Letters
Border
AC94-778
AD38-827
BE43-214
BE78-841
CC50-879
CC68-964
No Border AD40-834
AD43-956
BE79-241
BE82-763

1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
"JAN" Dated
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
No Month
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
No Slot
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Dashless Serial Error
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Short Letters
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
No Border
Andrew Turnbull
1981 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1984 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1984 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Apr-Dec 1984
Andrew Turnbull
1985 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1986 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1987 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

In 1987, a new base of truck plates was issued. From 1988 onward plates received passenger stickers, as opposed to the special truck stickers that were issued before. Plates were revalidated to 2001, with a few plates being revalidated to early 2002.

Some stamping variations have been noted, with two different fonts known for the letters, with one being more squared than the other. Narrow font plates were issued briefly in late 1994.

Base
Weight
Variation A
4,500
B
6,000
C
8,000
88 Round Letters AA14-275
AE75-910
BA12-833
BE95-185
CA12-794
CB95-677
Square Letters AE79-656
AE83-662
BE96-695
BG97-396
CB99-023
CC10-007
Round Letters AE85-910
BH10-746
BH17-398
CC16-601
CC17-182
Square Letters AE99-271
AH63-389
CC28-273
CC39-643
Narrow Font AH64-400
AH72-900
BH21-191

1988 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Round Letters
Andrew Turnbull
1988 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Square Letters
Andrew Turnbull
1989 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1991 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1995 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1997 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
2000 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2001 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic

In 1995, a new red on white graphic base was issued. These plates were issued to new registrants only, and older tan colored plates continued to be used until the current base was issued beginning in 2000. The 1995 base was the last base of light truck plates to have the weight class of the truck coded into the serial number.

Base
Weight
Variation A
4,500
B
6,000
C
8,000
94 Narrow Font AH73-001
AJ36-414
BH26-924
BH69-117
CC41-080
CC57-837
Normal Font AJ37-948
AN69-000
BH83-048
BM34-237
CC59-070
CD75-322
1996 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1997 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1999 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
2000 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2002 Wisconsin Truck
Gideon Nicksic
2009 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2010 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Validated to 2010
Andrew Turnbull
2011 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Validated to 2011
Andrew Turnbull

In 2000, the current base of truck plates was issued. Numbering started at 100001 and ran through 999999 in 2004, then numbering went from AA1001 to AV9999, then skipped to DG1001 and continued on from there. The series between AV and DG was skipped to avoid confusion with temporary plates at the time.

In 2023, the earliest all-numeric plates began being replaced in Wisconsin's new rolling replate cycle.

Base Variation Ranges
00 Avery Sheeting 100631
999847
AA7304
AV7776
3M Sheeting DL5625
MM3404
Avery Sheeting MX6178
UM2927
Prismatic Sheeting UU3767
VB2522
2006 Truck
"WISCONSIN 2006 B TRUCK plate" by Jerry "Woody",
From FlickrCC-BY-SA 2.0(original)
2009 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2010 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2011 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1987 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2013 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Heavy Truck Sticker
Gideon Nicksic
2014 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2023 Wisconsin Truck License Plate
New Sheeting
Chris A.

Duplicate Truck


Duplicate truck plates were issued starting by 1927, but likely started in 1925. Like the name suggests, they were duplicate plates for trucks.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
E
10,000
F
>10,000
27 45 A



3 E

28





29


D 29


30





30 31





In 1932, weight classes presumably shifted. Plates up to 1939 have been seen, and reportedly 39/40 base duplicate truck plates have been found.

Base
Weight
Variation A
3,000
B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
E
10,000
F
12,000
G
14,000
H
16,000
J
18,000
K
20,000
L
22,000
M
24,000
N
36,000
31 32 A 45
C 54










32 33




9 F







33 34 49 A












34 35












35 36





1 G





36 37












37 38












38 39




47 F






39 40












Disabled Truck


Disabled truck plates were one of many types of disabled license plates issued in Wisconsin, first being issued in 1984, dated 1985.

Base Variation Ranges
81 No Slot
Border
DIS1078
DIS1166
No Slot
No Border
DIS1240
DIS1248
88 DIS1752
DIS3215
94 DIS 3650
DIS 4193
Undated Wisconsin Disabled Truck
Gideon Nicksic
1998 Disabled Truck
Cody James Corbett

In 1998, disabled truck plates were discontinued and replaced with standard disabled plates. However, disabled "truck" plates can still be identified with their weight class stickers.

2010 Disabled Truck
Andrew Turnbull

Disabled Veteran Truck


Disabled veteran truck plates are one of many types of disabled veteran license plates. Like disabled truck plates, they were first issued in 1984, dated 1985. They were likely discontinued in 1998 along with most other disabled subtypes, however no plates beyond 1991 have been found yet.

Base Variation Ranges
81 No Slot
Border
VET1030
No Slot
No Border
VET1125
88 VET1001
VET1153

Farm


Farm truck plates were first issued in 1934, which most A weight class truck plates at the time were reregistered as farm plates. Multiple bases had slight variations, such as different dash types and plate sizes, different ordering of the caption wording, and even plate shapes.

Base Variation Ranges
34 35 877
49-930
35 36 Large Plate
Horizontal Dash
860
48-056
Small Plate
Vertical Dash
55-251
56-707
36 37 3102
48-847
37 38 8498
48-923
38 39 8796
46-377
39 40 Short Dash 15-153
47-655
Long Dash 51-087
57-047
40 41 23-884
63-161
41 42 "FARM TR'K" 1293
52-748
"TR'K FARM" 61-904
64-272
42-43 470
73356
45-6 583
71013
1948 Round Corners
Large Font
4003
104302
1950 Square Corners
Skinny Font
105-758
106-079
1951 Aluminum 457
Steel 14518
77477
Aluminum 87392
94702
52 16-838
85-108
54 Steel 59676
77530
Aluminum 80147
55 Large Plates 1
89464
Small Plates 91907
95729
57 568
79143
1935 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1936 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Large Plate
Pete
1936 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Small Plate
Pete
1937 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1941 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1942 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
"TR'K FARM"
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate Windshield Sticker
Windshield Sticker
Mark Novak
1944 Wisconsin Farm License Plate Windshield Sticker
Windshield Sticker
Mark Novak
1946 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1948 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1949 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1950 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Square Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1951 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Steel
Andrew Turnbull
1952 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Steel
Andrew Turnbull
1953 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1956 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Large Plate
Ross Day
1955 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Small Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1957 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

In 1958 farm truck plates started adhering to the colors and replacement cycles of light truck plates.

Base Variation Ranges
58 32872
74205
59 1
80856
60 Groove 919
No Groove 3001
86043
61 680
84100
62 Slot LL 1179
Slot UL 2707
82066
63 Tab Slots 15870
88719
No Tab Slots 90889
100-171
65 5899
108318

In 1967, a new reflectorized series of plates was issued.

Base Variation Ranges
67 10983
130210
70 Full Groove 2
124230
Partial Groove 134819
139183
Full Groove 140532
148583
Crude Stamp 150 223
155 435
74 Full Groove 7256
181776
Partial Groove 191055
208615
Full Groove 211723
213315
81 Slot 2751
163999
No Slot 172827
176810
88 21731
70103
115-393
116-nnn
125712
141442
1968 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1970 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Partial Groove
Andrew Turnbull
1973 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Full Groove
Andrew Turnbull
1973 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Crude Font
Andrew Turnbull
1977 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1983 Wisconsin Farm Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1984 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1985 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1987 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1988 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1992 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1992 Wisconsin Farm (Passenger Sticker)
Passenger sticker
Gideon Nicksic

Around 1994, new graphic plates were issued. Numbering started at 1001F and likely ran through 99999F before the narrow font was introduced. Around 140001F the new graphics used on the 2000 base of plates was used, however the text remained red until 2008.

The current series of black text plates was issued starting in 2008. Earlier plates issued between 1994 and 2004 were replaced in 2008, while plates issued from 2004 to 2008 were replaced gradually around 2010-2014. Numbering for the current base started at 200001F and went to 318450F before inexplicably skipping to 348451F. Plate numbers from around 351000F to 352500F were right aligned for unknown reasons, and a few hundred plates around the 355 block were issued with the "FEB" to the right instead of the left.

As of April 2024, farm plates reportedly should still have used Avery sheeting; it is currently unknown when the sheeting will change over to the new prismatic sheeting.

Base Variation Confirmed
Ranges
Expected
Ranges
94 Wide Font 3362F
99004F
1001F
99999F
Narrow Font
3M Sheeting
105256F
116609F
100001F
120000F
Old Graphics
Avery Sheeting
129527F
131373F
120001F
140000F
04 New Graphics
Avery Sheeting
140014F
146404F
140001F
150000F
New Graphics
3M Sheeting
152210F
161386F
150001F
161566F
10 3M Sheeting
Centered
202197F
302504F
200001F
305000F
Avery Sheeting
Centered
306nnnF
318435F
348nnnF
350882F
305001F
318450F
348451F
351000F
Avery Sheeting
Right Aligned
351219F
352078F
351001F
352500F
Avery Sheeting
Centered
355482F
361786F
352501F
371998F
Farm Wide Font (Personalized)
Cody James Corbett
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Validated to 2010
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
2004 Base
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
2008 Base
Andrew Turnbull
1943 Wisconsin Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

Disabled Farm


Disabled farm truck plates were issued at least in 1984, dated 1985. Like most other disabled subtypes, very few examples of these plates have been found and I'm unaware of when these plates were discontinued.

Base Variation Ranges
81 DIS1166

Dual Purpose Farm


Dual purpose farm plates were issued from 1978 to 2004. They were used on trucks used for farm and non-farm purposes, hence the name.

1978 base plates had many variations of month stamping. Some plates used an embossed "FEB," while most plates used an embossed "JAN," while other plates still used an embossed "JAN" that is stamped over a "FEB" designation. It appears to be separated by weight class.

Numbering started at xZ 1001 for each weight class, with x being the weight class. When a format was exhausted, for example C weight class plates reaching CZ 9999, the second letter went to Y, with the second letter progressing in reverse alphabetical order.

Base
Weight
Variation A
4,500
B
6,000
C
8,000
78 "FEB" AZ 1916
AZ 2925


"JAN" AZ 3405
BZ 2018
BZ 7268
CZ 1132
CZ 3545
81 AZ 2223
AZ 6024
BZ 3237
BY 8209
CZ 1051
CZ 7226
1980 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1987 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

In 1992, the X weight class was added, in the middle of the 88 series. The second letter progression was Z, Y, W, and V in that order for each weight class. The series was discontinued in 2004, with plates back to 1988 being revalidated to 2009.

Plates with the new 2000 base graphics were issued for a very short time before plates were discontinued in 2004.

Base
Weight
Variation A
4,500
B
6,000
C
8,000
X
12,000
88 Border AZ 2197 BZ 3430
BY 1654
CZ 1232
CZ 2732
(none)
No Border AZ 5928
AZ 6152
BY 2914
CZ 5095
CZ 5494
(none?)
No Border
Dash Error
AZ-6972 BY-4366
BY-4665
(none?)
No Border AZ 9789
AZ 9861
BY 6116
BW 3153
CZ 6279
CZ 8700
XZ 1005
XZ 1087
Narrow Font
BW 3481 CY 1511
CY 1768
94 AY 2362
AY 3519
BW 4533
BV 3089
CY 4413
CY 8079
04 AY 4759 BV 3821 CY 8599
1988 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Border
Andrew Turnbull
1988 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
No Border
Gideon Nicksic
1993 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Plate Dog
1995 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
2012 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1994 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2004 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
2005 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Farm License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

Disabled Dual Purpose Farm


Disabled dual purpose farm is one of many different types of disabled plates in the state of Wisconsin. So far only one 1981 base plate has been found, along with a 1988 base plate that's likely a prototype given the "1234" number. If any actual plates were issued after 1981, they probably were discontinued after 1998 and replaced with normal disabled plates like all other disabled plate subtypes.

Base Variation Ranges
81 No Slot
Border
DIS7001
88 Prototype
Seen

Disabled Veteran Dual Purpose Farm


Disabled veteran dual purpose farm was one of many different types of disabled veteran plates issued in Wisconsin. Absent anything new to say, I will repeat the same point as the previous type and say I know basically nothing about these plates and have no idea when they were first issued or when they were discontinued.

Base Variation Ranges
88

Dual Purpose Vehicle


Dual purpose vehicle plates were issued to trucks with slide-in camper units from 1977 to 2004. Like dual purpose farm plates, dual purpose vehicle plates were validated to 2009.

Base Variation Ranges
77 77 Dated 600070
633728
Undated
No Slot
636288
Undated
Slot
636579
80 Dated?
No Slot
638870
639093
No Groove
88 Bolt Holes
D H
600427
624155
Bolt Holes
U E
624699
626067
94 626005
631970
1980 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1985 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1986 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
No Groove
Andrew Turnbull
1988 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1992 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
1998 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Andrew Turnbull
1998 Wisconsin Dual Purpose Vehicle License Plate
Andrew Turnbull

Disabled Dual Purpose Vehicle


At this point I'm starting to wonder if there are disabled veteran light truck for hire plates because there are so many types of disabled plates. Disabled Dual Purpose vehicle plates are disabled plates for dual purpose vehicles.

Base Variation Ranges
77 No Slot
Groove
DIS5002

Disabled Veteran Dual Purpose Vehicle


Yes, these exist. As you may have guessed by the absolutely ridiculous amounts of disabled subtypes already mentioned previously, disabled veteran dual purpose vehicle plates are disabled veteran plates for dual purpose vehicles.

Base Variation Ranges
77 No Slot
Groove
VET5001

Dairy Truck


Dairy truck plates were issued from at least 1960 to 1964. They are identical to light truck plates, but used numbers from 5001 to 25-000 in the B, C, and D weight classes. So far only two 63 base plates have been found, both being numbered under 5100 for their respective weight classes, so these appear to be very rare plates.

Base
Weight
Variation B
4,500
C
6,000
D
8,000
60
61
62
63 C 5067 D 5085
1964 Wisconsin Dairy Truck License Plate
Gideon Nicksic
Created October 18, 2018. Updated May 16, 2024.