Vehicle registration plates of the Czech Republic

Vehicle registration plates of the Czech Republic

In the year 2007 there are two different systems valid in the Czech Republic of the vehicle registration plates.

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New System (2001)

Czech registration plate, here A = Prague
Czech registration plate, here H = Hradec Králové Region

The new Czech vehicle registration plate system was introduced in 2001. The first letter from the left represents the region - (Kraj) and then follows a combination of letters or numbers numbered upward from 1X0 0001 - where X is the letter of region. In 2009, both Prague (A) and Středočeský kraj/Central Bohemia (S) reached the combination of six 9s in their license plates and started issuing a two letter format numbered 1XA 0000, where X is the letter of region and A is a letter in alphabetical order (after 1AA 9999, 1AB 0000 follows).

Since 2004 with the accession of the Czech Republic to the European Union, a blue European strip with the letters CZ and European stars were added.

Map of the Czech Republic with regions.

Old System (1960–2001)

Czech registration plate (here A = Prague registration)
Czechoslovak registration from 70s still valid in the Czech Republic

This system was introduced in Czechoslovakia in 1960. After the dissolution of Czechoslovakia, Slovak Republic introduced a new system of car registration plates in 1997 while the Czech Republic kept issuing the old one until 2001. In the old system, the two first letters represented the district (okres). Registrations in Prague began with A, while the vehicles used by the government had registration plates beginning with AA.

  • Composition (older form: 1960–1984):

XX-NN-NN or XXX-NN-NN

  • Composition (newer form: 1984–2001):

XX NN-NN or XXX NN-NN

(X = letters, N = numbers.) Commercially used vehicle and heavy goods vehicle had a yellow background. Vehicles with foreign owners had a blue background and yellow letters.

List of districts

Moravian districts have letter M in the end and Silesian districts have S; the others are Bohemian district. B/M or M/B in the end means Bohemian/Moravian district; M/S or S/M is Moravian/Silesian district.

  • A Praha
  • AA for vehicles used by the government (until 1989)
  • BE Beroun
  • BI Brno-venkov M (it was only used with a yellow background for heavy goods vehicles)
  • BK Blansko M
  • BM Brno-město M
  • BN Benešov
  • BO Brno-venkov M
  • BR Bruntál S/M
  • BS Brno-město M
  • BV Břeclav M
  • BZ Brno-město M
  • CB České Budějovice
  • CE České Budějovice
  • CH Cheb
  • CK Český Krumlov
  • CL Česká Lípa
  • CR Chrudim
  • CV Chomutov
  • DC Děčín
  • DO Domažlice
  • FI Frýdek-Místek S/M (it was never used)
  • FM Frýdek-Místek S/M
  • GT Gottwaldov (until 1989, town then renamed to Zlín)
  • GV Gottwaldov (until 1989)
  • HB Havlíčkův Brod
  • HK Hradec Králové
  • HO Hodonín M
  • HR Hradec Králové
  • JC Jičín
  • JE Jeseník S (from 1996)
  • JI Jihlava M/B
  • JH Jindřichův Hradec B/M
  • JN Jablonec nad Nisou
  • KA Karviná S
  • KD Kladno
  • KH Kutná Hora
  • KI Karviná S
  • KL Kladno
  • KM Kroměříž M
  • KO Kolín
  • KR Karlovy Vary
  • KT Klatovy
  • KV Karlovy Vary
  • LB Liberec
  • LI Liberec
  • LN Louny
  • LT Litoměřice
  • MB Mladá Boleslav
  • ME Mělník
  • MO Most
  • NA Náchod
  • NB Nymburk
  • NJ Nový Jičín M
  • OC Olomouc M
  • OL Olomouc M
  • OM Olomouc M
  • OP Opava S
  • OS Ostrava-město M/S
  • OT Ostrava-město M/S
  • OV Ostrava-město M/S
  • PA Pardubice
  • PB Příbram
  • PC Praha-západ
  • PE Pelhřímov
  • PH Praha-východ
  • PI Písek
  • PJ Plzeň-jih
  • PM Plzeň-město
  • PN Plzeň-město
  • PR Přerov M
  • PS Plzeň-sever
  • PT Prachatice
  • PU Pardubice
  • PV Prostějov M
  • PY Praha-východ
  • PZ Praha-západ
  • RA Rakovník
  • RK Rychnov nad Kněžnou
  • RO Rokycany
  • SM Semily
  • SO Sokolov
  • ST Strakonice
  • SU Šumperk M
  • SY Svitavy M/B
  • TA Tábor
  • TC Tachov
  • TP Teplice
  • TR Třebíč M
  • TU Trutnov
  • UH Uherské Hradiště M
  • UL Ústí nad Labem
  • UO Ústí nad Orlici
  • US Ústí nad Labem (it was never used)
  • VS Vsetín M
  • VY Vyškov M
  • ZL Zlín M (from 1990, previously GT/GV = Gottwaldov)
  • ZN Znojmo M
  • ZR Žďár nad Sázavou M/B

Diplomatic registration plate

Diplomatic plate – old system
Diplomatic plate – new system

Until 2001 diplomatic plates in Czechia had, as well as cars owned by foreign residents, a blue background with yellow letters. They were replaced by blue letters on a white background.


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