Passenger 1990 – 1999

In 1987, the law was changed to again require two plates be issued. Since there was no plan for an immediate replacement of all existing plates, a method had to be developed to distinguish plates which were issued as single plates from those which were issued as pairs – both of which had to be displayed on the vehicle. Two small changes were thus effected – a small graphic of the state outline was added to the upper left corner of the plate, and the “Connecticut” and “Constitution State” legends were reversed, so that “Connecticut” was now between the upper bolt holes. These plates became known as “Map” plates among collectors. This changeover happened at the beginning of the -EVY series.

Plates continued on in this style until the general re-issue which began in 2000.

This is the last time we see the dot separator for a little while.

Another 1990
Plates from about the FOG to FOW series were missing the dot separator.

It appears the dot came back sometime within or just after the -FOW series.

1991 Low-Number
The late Roy Carson (ALPCA Member #17) was a great influence on many, many collectors, myself included. His selflessness and willingness to help any and all collectors placed him in the highest regard amongst collectors. This is a plate from his collection.


1991 Replacement Decal. During this timeframe, replacement decals were indicated by the red text.



1993 Decal variations.
This one is in a different style than had been used for the preceding years.

1993 Decal variations.
This one is in the more familiar style.



Starting in 1996, there were several
sticker variations each year.
This year also ended the 3-color rotation 
Connecticut had been following for years.

1996 Decal Variations

1996 Decal Variations

1996 Decal Variations

One of many decal variations
this year.

1997 Decal Variations


This orange one is a temporary decal- these started appearing about the same time dealers began issuing metal plates again.
They came into use with expirations about 2-3 months after they appeared. Any info on these is appreciated.

1998 Temp. Decal


1990’s Low Number. 
OK, I lied. This illustrates a problem which was rampant in Connecticut- ‘clipping’ license plates to steal valid decals. Half of the plate was broken off, and the decal was later removed. As a result, many motorists in Connecticut placed their plates in their windshields during this time- to combat sticker and plate theft.