Georgia license plate weight codes


Weight codes used 1929-1979      *printable form at the bottom of this page
♦ This information is for Passenger (car) plates only.


1929-1930 - most were simply numeric, however 'A' through 'D' used; exact weights not known; heaviest vehicles received 'A', lightest 'D'; weight code was a suffix (after the numbers)


1931 - 'A', 'B', 'F', 'L' are known, but exact classification not known; argument over if it was indeed a weight code; expected to be similar to '29-'30. 'S' known on a Truck.


1932-1935 - 'A' through 'E' are know as suffix, but exact classification not known; expected to be similar to '29-'30.


1936-1937 - exact weight codes not known



Weight
1938-1939
1940-1955
<2,500 lbs
A, X?
 A, B
2,501-3,000
B, V
 C, D, X
3,001-3,500
C
E, E/X, E/S**, K, L, S
 3,501-4,000 D
F, J
 4,001-4,500 E N
 4,501-5,000 F
P
 5,001-5,500 P
R
 5,501-6,000  R T
6,001-6,500
T
V
6,501-7,000
Y
Y
**E/S for the years 1940-1949 was for a trailer; 1950-1955 for passenger 3,001-3,500 lbs.



 Weight  1956  1957-1970
 1-3,000  E (model years before 1955)
D (model years 1955+)
E (model years before 1955)
D (model years 1955+)
 3,001-3,500 unknown
none, numeric only
 3,501-4,000 J, K?
J
 4,001-6,000 A
 A*
* A prefix without a county code is a Bus plate



The 1971-base (and later years) received validation stickers. The weight class code was the first letter of the serial number of the plate from 1971-1979. The validation sticker also had the weight class letter. Weight classes were discontinued in 1979. Unknown if 1980-1982 original issues continued the plate-number weight class.

 Weight  1971-1975  1976-1979; 82?
 Stickers 1972-1979
 1-3,000 A (model years before 1955)
B, C, F (model years 1955+)
A (model years before 1955)
B, C, D, E (model years 1955+)
A (model years before 1955)
B (model years 1955+)
 3,001-3,500 E, G
G, H
C
 3,501-4,000 L, M, P
L, M, N
D
 4,001-6,000 R, W
R, S
E

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Georgia Passenger Weight Codes