A number of different serial configurations for passenger car plates were issued in Ohio in 1976. 
CT 307=Cuyahoga County
BC 2401=Cuyahoga County
U 1990 C=Guernsey County
M 12740=Franklin County
9925 XX=Mercer County


  It is always fun to find a plate with a serial number that has 1976 in it. This passenger car plate was issued in Summit County


1976 sample versions of the Ohio plate.


These April and May tabs were placed on 1974 Ohio license plates and expired in April and May of 1976
Plates carrying these tabs were on the road in 1976 until April and May
No other months were issued, and the 1976 plates replaced those shown below


These plates were made on aluminum, as the back below shows
The serial blocks for both were issued in Franklin County




These plates were issued on steel and used two different dies
The upper row used dies from previous Ohio issues, and the lower row used Illinois dies for the serial numbers
You can see the differences in the 9's and 3's in particular. A steel back is shown below. They were prone to rusting
W 5335 issued in Fairfield County
89475 issued in Franklin County, or may be an issue to a current or retired postmaster using that zip code
5579 NK issued in Preble County
SM 73 issued in Ashatabula County (This is probably a reserved initial plate)




A plate with a green painted back was also issued on the 1974 base plate
The serial number would indicate issuance in Marion County



1974 Ohio reserved initial plate used through May of 1976
These were sort of vanity type plates in which the first two or three letters were reserved initials followed by 1, 2 or 3 numbers


1976 Ohio replacement license plate

1976 Ohio dealer plate



1976 Ohio truck plate and inverted error version

1976 Ohio trailer plate

1974 Ohio farm plate with May 75 farm tab good through May of 1976 when the plate was replaced by the red on reflective white Ohio farm plate.



Ohio farm bus plate used from late 1976 until August 18, 1977.
Ohio farm bus plate used from late 1975 to September 3, 1976.



1976 Ohio transit bus plate
1976 Ohio camp bus plate expiring on September 21st


1976 Ohio church bus plate




1976 Ohio Seniors bus plate



1974 Ohio church bus plate with sticker given out in 1975 for expiration in May of 1976

1976 Ohio car dealer plate. The RE on this one indicates that it is a replacement plate


1976 Ohio house vehicle or house trailer plates came with two types of serial numbers
The all numerical serial shown on the left, and the serial with the alpha prefix on the right
The plate on the right has been update with a sticker expiring in May of 1978



1974 Ohio house plate used until May of 1976. Tab shown below


1976 Ohio motor home sample license plate



Ohio city and county vehicle plates of the type used during 1976

1976 Ohio Former Prisoner of War plate
This one has an April 1980 expiration sticker


1976 Ohio amateur radio operator license plate


1976 Ohio Civil Air Patrol plate


1976 Ohio vanity license plates. The bottom one on the right is a replacement plate

1976 style handicapped plate and handicapped veteran
The ALPCA archive does not give a date for the handicapped plate on the left, and lists it as an undated plate after a 1978 version 
The question is whether it fits in with other 1976 utilized plates


Sample version of the Ohio disabled veteran plate used in 1976



1976 Ohio Commodore plate
According to information I have received, a Commodore is an honorary title given by the state for service to the state
As the writer noted, "For instance, if you are recognized for public service as a Red Cross volunteer, or an active Shriner, and you get the attention of the person that nominates prospective members, then you can be given the honor of a Commodore title."


1976 Ohio post office use license plate.


1975-79 utilized Ohio Historical Vehicle license plate
Used on vehicles greater than 25 years in age


1976 Ohio radio and television station plates


1976 Ohio Volunteer Rescue worker license plate



1976 Ohio Collectors Vehicle License plate


1976 Ohio Member of Congress plate


This type of plate was issued in 1975 through 1976 to Ohio State Patrol troopers who had made five recoveries of stolen cars with arrests
A similar plate was issued in 1977 on aluminum. The 75-76 plates were made on steel


1976 Ohio motorcycle plate
1976 Ohio all terrain vehicle sample plate



This type of publicly owned motorcycle plate was first issued in 1974 and used during 1976
Click on right three plates for larger image

1976-78 Tiffin, Ohio bicycle license plate
1976 Tower City, Ohio bicycle license plate
1976 Maple Heights, Ohio bicycle plate
1976 Cleveland, Ohio food vehicle plate


1976 Toledo, Ohio huckster plate



Temporary Ohio tag used from July 7, 1976 to July 29, 1976

Click on stickers for larger image

1976 and 1977 Ohio Motor Vehicle Inspection window stickers



Sticker that went on the side of watercraft in Ohio to update their registrations for 1976.

Click on plate for larger image

1976 Akron, Ohio bicycle plate.

1976 Ohio Bicentennial Booster license plate attachment


Plates I am looking for from Ohio


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