STATUS: Former British Colony, now know as Belize.
PRONOUNCED: hon DOOR uss
CAPITAL: Belmopan (currently Belize City)
WORLD LOCATION: Central America
FIRST LICENSE PLATES IN USE: 1925
MOTOR VEHICLES REGISTERED: Approx. 8,000
PLATES WERE: Officially issued, although there are owner provided early issues known made of various materials.
Known types are as follows:
White on black - Private cars
White on green - Public Service Vehicles (buses)
White on red - Official
In the 1950's and 1960's, private vehicles used black on white plates, public service vehicles used white on light green plates, and government/official vehicles used white on blue plates. Truck plates came into use, in white on black. The plate shown on top of this page is a 1960's vintage truck plate.
Letter codes came into use in the 1960's, as follow:
CV - Commercial Vehicles and Trucks
GV - Government Vehicles
PS - Public Service Vehicles
PV - Private Vehicles
SINGLE PLATES OR PAIRS: Pairs
OVAL: BH ISO: BH
CARS DRIVE ON: Right, since 1961.
Header plate courtesy of Dr. Roy Klotz.
|1940's/50's vintage British Honduras passenger car license plate - from the Drew Steitz collection.|
PL8S.COM Main Page | PL8S.COM Classified Ad Page | PL8S Magazine Info | Drew's License Plates for Sale
License Plates of North America | License Plates of South America | License Plates of Europe | License Plates of Asia
License Plates of Africa | License Plates of the Middle East | License Plates of Islands of the World
License Plate Collecting Clubs and Publications | Frequently Asked Questions | Photo Guide to Plate Grading
Directory of On-Line License Plate Collectors | Links to other License Plate Sites | License Plate Meets Calendar
Glossary of License Plate Collecting Terms and Abbreviations | Diplomatic/Govt. Codes | DMV Information
Drew's Coke Bottles of the World Page | East Texas Info Page | Drew's Cartoon Page | Email the Editor