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Since 2010 - 2011
In general, all private/passenger plates are the original 1971 series, i.e. the letter "C" and a serial number, with several design (layout) changes over the years. Not all changes occurred at the same time in all districts.
1973 plates had no district code.
In 1981, wide dyes and a four digit registration was used.
In 1989, dyes became narrower and the registration was expanded to five digits (with leading zeroes).
Since around 2009, plates are made of flat plexiglass or plastic with an official seal.
In the 2010 - 2011 time frame, colorful plates appeared, often with a logo. The series, however, is still the original letter "C" plus serial number registration from the early 1970's.
Please note that many exceptions exist to the generalization described above.
Prefix Foreground/Background Color Vehicle Class (none) black on orange Dealer (none) white on blue Handicapped Driver (none) white on blue Military Vehicle (none) white on blue, white on red (known) Government Officials and Departments (none) white on red Tour Bus (none) white on green Free Trade Zone in Corozal (Mexican Border)
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A white on black Agricultural and Commercial B white on blue Central and Local Government C black on white Private Vehicle CC yellow on green Consular Corps CD red on white Diplomatic Corps D white on green Taxi and Public Service Vehicle E black on yellow Government Enterprises IM black on white International Missions M, MC Black on white Private Motorcycle
Location Central America Capital Belmopan Main Religion Christianity (catholicism and protestantism) National Language English. Other main languages are Spanish and Mayan. History British Honduras became independent from Great Britain as Belize in 1981 International Oval BH ISO Code BZ
(1) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson