Why would a 1977 tab be here? Because, in 1976, Louisiana switched registration systems.
They began issuing tabs for the older 74/75 base plate (see below) that showed the plate expired in 1977.
You won't find a 1976 anywhere on a 1976 Louisiana passenger plate.
The two different types of the 77 stickers are shown--with and without serial numbers.


The 7 digit plate on the left with the sticker without a serial number was issued in State Trooper Area G which included the following parishes: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, De Soto, Red River and Webster.
On the right, the 6 digit plate with the serial sticker was issued in State Trooper Area L which included the following parishes: St. Helena, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington.



This is the type of sample plate issued by Louisiana for 74/75 issues.
On the right is a copy with the appropriate 77 sticker, which would show normal use in 1976




Lousiana vanity license plates used during 1976.

Louisiana disabled person plate used during 1976



1975-1976 Louisiana privately owned truck plates


Louisiana privately owned truck plates in the 3,500, 6,000, 8,000, 10,000, 12,000, 16,000 and 18,000 lbs. weight classes issued in 1975, expiring on June 30, 1976


1975-1976 Louisiana privately owned tractor plates

 

Louisiana privately owned tractor in the 20,000, 28,000, 36,000, 40,000, 44000, and 48,000 lbs weight classes issued in 1975, expiring June 30, 1976


1975-1976 Louisiana privately owned tandem truck plates

 

Lousiana privately owned tandem truck expiring June 30, 1976 in the 16,000, 20,000, 24,000, 28,000 and 64,000 lbs weight classes


1976-1977 privately owned tandem truck plate

Louisiana privately owned tandem truck plate expiring June 30, 1977 in the 28,000 lbs weight class


1975-1976 Louisiana private tandem truck plate

Louisiana private tandem truck plate expiring on June 30, 1976 in the 16,000 lbs weight class


1975-1976 Louisiana private tandem tractor plates

 

Louisiana private tandem tractor plat expiring on June 30, 1976 in 60,000, 64,000 and 68,000 lbs weight class


1976-1977 Louisiana privately owned truck plates


Louisiana privately owned truck plates in the 3,500 lbs. weight class issued in 1976, expiring in 1977.
They may both look the same, but the plate on the left is made out of aluminum, while the right one is steel.


Different style of 1976 Louisiana privately owned truck with 77 expiration. This one has 7 digits and no 76 separator.
1976 Louisiana privately owned truck in the 6,000 lbs weight class expiring on 6-30-77.

1976 Louisiana privately owned truck plate in the 18,000 lbs weight class expiring on June 30, 1977


1976-1977 Louisiana privately owned tractor plate

Louisiana privately owned tractor plates in the 32,000, 40,000, 48,000 and 50,000 lbs weight classes


1976-1977 Louisiana privately owned tandem tractor plates

Louisiana privately owned tandem tractor plates in the 40,000 and 64,000 lbs weight classes


1975 Louisiana apportioned common in use in early 1976 in the 50,000 lbs weight class
1976 Louisiana private apportioned vehicle plate



Louisana amateur radio operator truck plate issued July 1, 1976, and expiring on June 30, 1977

1975-1976 and 1976-1977 Louisiana farm use truck plates


On the left, plate issued in 1975 to expire in 1976 for farm use truck in the 6,000 lbs. weight class.
On the right is the plate issued in 1976 set to expire in 1977.



1975 Louisiana farm use truck in 6,000+ lbs weight class set to expire on June 30, 1976
1976 Louisiana farm use truck in 6,000+ lbs weight class set to expire on June 30, 1977


1975-1976 Louisiana farm use tandem truck plate


June 30, 1976 expiring farm use tandem truck license plate in 32,000 lbs. weight class

1975-1976 Louisiana farm use tractor plates


1975 Louisiana farm use tractor plate expiring June 30, 1976 in the 50,000 lbs. weight class

1976-1977 Louisana farm use tractor plate

Louisian farm use tractor plate expiring June 30, 1977 in the 36,000 lbs weight class


1975-1976 Louisiana farm use semi-trailer plate


1975 Louisiana farm use semi trailer plate in the less than 6,000 lbs weight class, good through June 30, 1976
1976 Lousiana farm use semi trailer in the less than 6,000 lbs weight class, good through June 30, 1977

1976-1976 and 1976-1977 Louisiana farm use tandem tractor plates


1975 Louisiana farm use tandem tractor in the 64,000 weight class expiring on June 30, 196.
1976 Louisiana farm use tandem tractor in the 64,000 lbs. weight class expiring on 6-30-77.




1975 Louisiana trailer plate issued in 1975, expiring in 1976 and 1976 Louisiana trailer plate expiring in 1977



1976 Louisiana commercial plate with slogan
1976-1977 Louisiana commercial plate


Louisiana 75 commercial plate without slogan or weight or class designation on the left.
On the right, a 76 issued commerical plate with different color scheme--green on reflective white.


1975-1976 Louisiana common carrier tandem tractor plate

1975 Louisiana common carrier tandem tractor plate expiring June 30, 1976 in 36,000 lbs weight class


1976-1977 Louisiana common carrier truck and tractor plate


1976 Louisiana common carrier truck in 3,500 lbs weight class expiring 6-30-77.
1976 Louisiana common carrier tractor plate in 50,000 lbs. weight class expiring 6-30-77 with 7 digits and no separator.


1975-1976 Louisiana city use truck plate

1975 Louisiana city use truck in the 12,000 lbs. weight class expiring on 6-30-76


1976-1977 Louisiana city use truck plates

1976 Louisiana city use truck in the 12,000 lbs. weight class expiring 6-30-77 with 7 digits and no separator
1976 Louisiana city use truck in the 18,000 lbs. weight class expiring 6-30-77 with 7 digits and no separator


1976-1977 Louisiana city use tandem tractor plate

1976 Louisiana city use tandem tractor plate in the 64,000 lbs weight class expiring June 30, 1977


Louisian 75 private bus plate used into 1976
Louisiana private bus plate issued in 1975 expiring in 1976


Louisiana private bus plate issued in 1976, expiring in 1977 and a 1976 Louisiana private bus plate with the Bayou State slogan


1975 Louisiana school bus plate used into 1976
Louisiana school bus plate used from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977



1976 Louisiana car and truck dealer plates.



Louisiana 1500 lbs boat trailer plate issued in 75 and expiring in 76 on the left.
On the right, a Louisiana boat trailer plate issued in 76 and expiring in 77


1976 Louisiana boat trailer plate without weight class designation

1975-1976 Louisiana forest products truck plate

 

Lousiana forest products truck plate expiring June 30, 1976 in the 6,000, 8,000, 10,000, 12,000, 14,000, 16,000 and 18,000 lbs weight classes


1975-1976 Louisiana forest products tandem truck plates

 

Louisiana forest products tandem truck plate issued in 1975 expiring in 1976 - 32,000 lbs


1975-1976 Louisiana forest products tractor and tandem tractor plates

 

Louisiana forest products tractor plates issued in 75 and expiring in 1976 in the 36,000, 50,000 and 64,000 lbs weight class


1976-1977 Louisiana forest products tandem truck and tandem tractor plates


1976 Louisiana forest products tandem truck in 32,000 lbs weight class expiring on 6-30-77.
1976 Louisiana forest products tandem tractor in 64,000 lbs weight class expiring on 6-30-77.


1975-1976 and 1976-1977 Louisiana privately owned semi trailer plates


1975 Louisiana privately owned semi trailer plate expiring in 1976, and 1976 privately owned semi trailer plate expiring in 1977.


1975 Louisiana house trailer plate expiring June 30. 1976 and a 1976 Louisiana house trailer plate set to expire June 30, 1977.


1975 Louisiana hire taxi plate used into 1976


1976 Louisiana taxi for hire plate expiring June 30, 1977
1976 Louisiana bus for hire plate expiring June 30, 1977



This 1974-75 Louisiana consular corps was the type used during 1976.
It is not clear whether or not they were actually updated with 77 stickers.

77 expiration on 1974/75 Louisiana public vehicle plate used during 1976



Louisiana Antique Vehicle license plate of the type used during 1976.


Louisiana State Police license plate of the type used in 1976.


Louisiana State Representative plate used from 1972 to 1976.


1976 Louisiana motorcycle and motorcycle dealer license plates.



1976 Louisiana Wildlife & Fisheries Commission Shrimp Trawl Vessel license plate


Louisiana American Revolution Bicentennial booster plate made by Wilton Brass Company of Columbia, Pennsylvania.
The pewter like metal it is made of is called Armetale.



Louisiana movie prop plate mimicing the plate used during 1976 complete with faux dirt stains
Lousiana movie prop trailer plate
The plates are printed on a soft cardboard type material.


Plates I am looking for from Louisiana: You can contact me at mikesells@aol.com


For more on Louisiana license plates, you can follow these links:


Louisiana Office of Motor Vehicles-License Plate Section

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