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Illustrated History of Connecticut License Plates
Joe Wasielewski - ALPCA Member 6996
All-Terrain
Ambulance
Amateur Radio
Apportioned
Boat Ramp
Bus
Camp Trailer to 1957
Camp Trailer 1958-
Camper
Classic Vehicle
Combination 1
Combination 2
Commercial to 1957
Commercial 1958-
Common
Construction
Dealer Motorcycle
Dealer New to 1969
Dealer New 1970-1989
Dealer New 1990-
Dealer Spec. Equip.
Dealer Used to 1969
Dealer Used 1970-1989
Dealer Used 1990-
Dismantler
Early American
Error Plates
Exp. Test
Factory
Farm
Fire Apparatus
Fish
Foreign Consul
Gasoline
Handicapped
Hearse
High Mileage Veh.
Interstate
Junk
Livery
Marine Trailer
M.F.G.
Military
Miscellaneous/Local
Motorcycle
Municipal
M.V. Dept
Official
Parade
Permits
Political - State
Political - US
Postmaster
POW
Prototype
PUC
Repair to 1969
Repair 1970-
Sample
School Bus
Service Bus
Snowmobile
Special Equipment
Sphinx
State
Student Transport
Taxi
Temp. Metal Plates
Temp. Non-Passenger
Temp. Pass.
Temp. Reg. Certificate
Toll
Trailer
Trans.
Vanpool
Veteran
Volunteer Firefighter
Wrecker
Temp. Non-Passenger
Click to see this type in useThese plates are issued for temporary registrations - such as when purchasing a used vehicle or registering temporarily in order to have it inspected for permanent registration. Camp. Trailer, Camper, Commercial and Motorcycle are the types presently available for purchase.  Combination and Commercial Trailer used to be issued as well.

Temporary Dealer and Repair plates are also issued, usually when a permanent plate has been lost.

These plates have holes punched in them for attachment in the same manner as a regular plate, however they often appear taped inside the rear windshield of the vehicle.

These plates are now valid for a period of 10 days.

Up until the early 1980s there were also metal temporary plates of similar design to regular Commercial, Dealer, Repair, etc. plates, with a 'T' suffix. These were typically used for vehicles whose plates were lost.

"In-Transit" plates of a similar design are issued, for purchases of a vehicle in Connecticut by an out-of-state owner.

Click the photo to see this type in use.


  
 
Camp Trailer
Temp Camp Trailer  
1992 Temporary Camp Trailer
Interesting that this plate doesn't have the "Temp." legend on it
 
   



 
Combination
Temp Comb.  1979 Temp Comb
1972 Temp. Combination  1979 Temp. Combination
   


Commercial
1963 Temp Comm 1965 Temp Comm.
1963 Temp. Commercial 1965 Temp. Commercial
   
 1967 Temp Comm 1969 Temp Comm
1967 Temp. Commercial
From a 1941 Pickup truck
1969 Temp. Commercial
   
 1981 Temp Comm
 1984 Temp. Comm.
1981 Temporary Commercial. Like temporary passenger plates at this time, the caption was reversed from 'Temp. Comm.' to 'Comm. Temp.' for a short while. 1984 Temp. Commercial
   
1986 Comm 1987 Comm
1986 Temp. Commercial 1987 Temp. Commercial
In 1987 the letter was bumped over and became full-sized.
   
1988 Comm 1990 Temp Comm
1988 Temp. Commercial 1990 Temp. Commercial
The "computerized" design came out in 1988.
   
 1992 Comm 1993 Temp Comm 
1992 Temp. Commercial 1993 Temp. Commercial
   
 1995 Temp Comm 2013 comm 
1995 Temp. Commercial 2013 Temp. Commercial
The barcode is a decal with the plate number on it. This plate was on a 1953 Dodge M-37.
   
 


Dealer
Temp Dealer
 dealer
1989 Temp. Dealer The date is washed out; probably from the late 1990s/early 2000s
   
Dealer 1999 dlr used
1999  2012 Temp. Used Dealer
   

 
 
Motorcycle
1978 MC Temp 1979 MC Temp
1978 Temp. Motorcycle 1979 Temp. Motorcycle
   
Temp Motorcycle  1997 MC
1983 Temp. Motorcycle 1997 Temp. Motorcycle
   


Trailer
Temp Trailer Temp Trailer
1967 Temp. Trailer 1984 Temp. Commercial Trailer
It is odd to see this full legend - to distinguish it from Temp. Camp. Trailer?
   
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