License plate of Monaco

License plates of Monaco have four blue characters on a white background. At the left side of rear plates is a validation sticker with the coat of arms of Monaco, the year of validity and the letters 'MC'. Front plates, which are smaller than rear plates, have a smaller sticker with the coat of arms and 'MC'. Rear plates also have the text 'PRINCIPAUTE DE MONACO' at the bottom of the plate. The registration is composed of four numbers or three numbers and a letter. Motorcycle plates look similar, but they are smaller and the registration contains two letters and two numbers.

Several letters in the registration are used to indicate a special class of vehicle, as listed in the following table. Otherwise the plates are identical to the regular plates.


A(Semi-)trailer over 750 kg
EElectric vehicle
VRental vehicle
WDealer
XOld-timer
ZFor foreigners who own or rent a dwelling in Monaco

Diplomatic plates and plates for other officials look identical to regular plates, but follow a different registration system:


CD (followed by one number and one letter)Corps Diplomatique / Diplomatic Corps
K (with one leading and two trailing numbers)Administrative and technical staff
CC (followed by two numbers)Corps Consulaire / Consular Corps
ME (with one leading and one trailing number)Ministère d'État / Ministry of State

The Prince of Monaco has blue on white plates similar to the normal series, but on the left side is a royal crest instead of the coat of arms. The registration consists of the letters MC, MP or PM followed by two numbers.

Temporary transit plates have red characters instead of blue and begin with the letters TT ('transit temporaire') followed by two numbers. These plates are used on vehicles belonging to people who stay in Monaco only temporarily.

Provisional plates are blue stickers with white characters. The registration has four numbers (or two letters and two numbers for motorcycles) followed by WW or WW2 and ends with the letters MC. The WW series is intended for new or second-hand vehicles requiring registration in Monaco or in France. The WW2 series is intended for new vehicles purchased duty free or used vehicles exported to countries other than France.


Regular license plates

Normal plate (front)
Normal plate (rear)
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Normal plate (front)
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Normal plate (rear)<br>Submitted by Menno Jansen from The Netherlands
Normal plate (rear)
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Normal plate (rear, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (old style)
Normal plate (old style, detailed view of the previous picture)
Normal plate (old style, unofficial remake)
Normal plate (rear and front, old style)
Normal plate (rear without validation sticker, old style)
Normal plate (front, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (front and rear, old style)
Normal plate (old style)<br>Submitted by Raphael from France
Normal plate (old style)
Normal plate (old style)
Normal plate (old style)
Motorcycle plate
Motorcycle plate
Motorcycle plate (old style)
Motorcycle plate (old style)
Motorcycle plate (old style)
Motorcycle plate (old style)
Motorcycle plate (old style)
Moped plate


Special license plates

Rental car's plate (front). V = rental vehicle
Rental car's plate (rear). V = rental vehicle
Rental car's plate (front). V = rental vehicle
Rental car's plate (rear). V = rental vehicle
Dealer plate (front). W = dealer
Dealer plate (rear). W = dealer
Dealer plate (rear). W = dealer<br>Submitted by Menno Jansen from The Netherlands
Dealer plate (front and rear). W = dealer
Dealer plate (front and rear). W = dealer
Dealer plate (front and rear). W = dealer
Dealer motorcycle plate. W = dealer
Dealer motorcycle plate. W = dealer
Old-timer plate (front). X = old-timer
Old-timer plate (rear). X = old-timer
Temporary plate (front) for foreigners with primary residence<br>outside Monaco (Z). The plate is valid for 6 months and is renewable.
Temporary plate (rear) for foreigners with primary residence<br>outside Monaco (Z). The plate is valid for 6 months and is renewable.
Police motorcycle plate. SP = police
Electric vehicle's plate (rear). E = electric vehicle<br>Submitted by Menno Jansen from The Netherlands
Electric vehicle's motorcycle plate. EV = elctric vehicle
Electric vehicle's motorcycle plate. VE = electric vehicle
Provisional plate. WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco<br>Submitted by Wilma van Ruggink from the Netherlands
Provisional plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional motorcycle plate. WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional motorcycle plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional moped plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Provisional moped plate (old style). WW = provisional. MC = Monaco
Export plate (old style). WW2 = export. MC = Monaco<br>Submitted by Christian Frauenfelder from Switzerland
Sample plate for collectors (0000)
Sample plate for collectors (0000, old style)
Sample motorcycle plate for collectors (0000)
Temporary transit plate. TT = transit temporaire
Temporary transit plate (old style). TT = transit temporaire
Temporary transit plate (detailed view of the previous picture)
Temporary transit motorcycle plate (old style). TT = transit temporaire
Plate for boats (MO)
Plate for boats (MO)
Plate for boats (detailed view of the previous picture)
Plate for boats (MO)
Plate for boats (MO)
Plate for boats (MO)
Plate for vehicles of the Prince's family. MC = Monaco<br>Submitted by Menno Jansen from The Netherlands
Plate for vehicles of the Prince's family
Plate for vehicles of the Prince's family (old style)
Plate for vehicles of the Prince's family (front and rear, old style)
Several plates for vehicles of the Prince's family
Plate for motorcycles of the Prince's family
Plate for vehicles of the Prince's family used for the wedding of Albert II


Diplomatic license plates

Diplomatic plate (front). CD = Corps Diplomatique / Diplomatic Corps
Diplomatic plate (rear). CD = Corps Diplomatique / Diplomatic Corps
Diplomatic plate (front). CD = Corps Diplomatique / Diplomatic Corps
Diplomatic plate (rear). CD = Corps Diplomatique / Diplomatic Corps
Diplomatic plate (front). CC = Corps Consulaire / Consular Corps
Diplomatic plate (rear). CC = Corps Consulaire / Consular Corps
Diplomatic plate (rear). K = administrative and technical staff
Diplomatic plate (front, old style)
Diplomatic plate (rear, old style)

Country information

Map of Monaco

Monaco is a microstate in Western Europe. It borders the Mediterranean Sea on the southern coast of France, near the border with Italy. Monaco is the second-smallest independent state in the world (after Vatican City). The mild climate, splendid scenery, and gambling facilities have made Monaco world famous as a tourist and recreation center.


NameMonaco
Long namePrincipality of Monaco
Local nameMonaco
Local long namePrincipauté de Monaco
CapitalMonaco
Area (land)2 sq. km
Area (water)0 sq. km
Land boundaries6 km (France)
Coastline4.1 km
Highest point162 m (Chemin des Revoires on Mont Agel)
Lowest point0 m (Mediterranean Sea)
Population38,300 (est.)
EthnicityMonegasque 32.1%, French 19.9%, Italian 15.3% (est.)
LanguagesFrench (official), English, Italian, Monegasque
ReligionsChristianity 83%, no religion 12%, other 5%
CurrencyEuro (EUR)
Road driving sideRight
Country calling code+377
Internet code.mc