Chelmsford (EC) Number Plates

The local memory tag, or area code EC is for cars first registered in Chelmsford (E is the official local mnemonic for Essex. C is the local office identifier for Chelmsford). Listed below are the 39 age identifier number plate prefix combinations currently in use that start with EC. New prefixes are added in March and September each year. The first plate in the present number plate format was 51 issued on 1 September 2001.

The latest released plate prefix is EC70 first issued 1 September 2020. The next number plate prefix to be released will be EC21 on 1 March 2021.

YearPrefixIssued Date Range
2001 EC51 1 September 2001 - 28 February 2002 1 Sep 01 - 28 Feb 02
2002 EC02 1 March 2002 - 31 August 2002 1 Mar 02 - 31 Aug 02
EC52 1 September 2002 - 28 February 2003 1 Sep 02 - 28 Feb 03
2003 EC03 1 March 2003 - 31 August 2003 1 Mar 03 - 31 Aug 03
EC53 1 September 2003 - 29 February 2004 1 Sep 03 - 29 Feb 04
2004 EC04 1 March 2004 - 31 August 2004 1 Mar 04 - 31 Aug 04
EC54 1 September 2004 - 28 February 2005 1 Sep 04 - 28 Feb 05
2005 EC05 1 March 2005 - 31 August 2005 1 Mar 05 - 31 Aug 05
EC55 1 September 2005 - 28 February 2006 1 Sep 05 - 28 Feb 06
2006 EC06 1 March 2006 - 31 August 2006 1 Mar 06 - 31 Aug 06
EC56 1 September 2006 - 28 February 2007 1 Sep 06 - 28 Feb 07
2007 EC07 1 March 2007 - 31 August 2007 1 Mar 07 - 31 Aug 07
EC57 1 September 2007 - 29 February 2008 1 Sep 07 - 29 Feb 08
2008 EC08 1 March 2008 - 31 August 2008 1 Mar 08 - 31 Aug 08
EC58 1 September 2008 - 28 February 2009 1 Sep 08 - 28 Feb 09
2009 EC09 1 March 2009 - 31 August 2009 1 Mar 09 - 31 Aug 09
EC59 1 September 2009 - 28 February 2010 1 Sep 09 - 28 Feb 10
2010 EC10 1 March 2010 - 31 August 2010 1 Mar 10 - 31 Aug 10
EC60 1 September 2010 - 28 February 2011 1 Sep 10 - 28 Feb 11
2011 EC11 1 March 2011 - 31 August 2011 1 Mar 11 - 31 Aug 11
EC61 1 September 2011 - 29 February 2012 1 Sep 11 - 29 Feb 12
2012 EC12 1 March 2012 - 31 August 2012 1 Mar 12 - 31 Aug 12
EC62 1 September 2012 - 28 February 2013 1 Sep 12 - 28 Feb 13
2013 EC13 1 March 2013 - 31 August 2013 1 Mar 13 - 31 Aug 13
EC63 1 September 2013 - 28 February 2014 1 Sep 13 - 28 Feb 14
2014 EC14 1 March 2014 - 31 August 2014 1 Mar 14 - 31 Aug 14
EC64 1 September 2014 - 28 February 2015 1 Sep 14 - 28 Feb 15
2015 EC15 1 March 2015 - 31 August 2015 1 Mar 15 - 31 Aug 15
EC65 1 September 2015 - 29 February 2016 1 Sep 15 - 29 Feb 16
2016 EC16 1 March 2016 - 31 August 2016 1 Mar 16 - 31 Aug 16
EC66 1 September 2016 - 28 February 2017 1 Sep 16 - 28 Feb 17
2017 EC17 1 March 2017 - 31 August 2017 1 Mar 17 - 31 Aug 17
EC67 1 September 2017 - 28 February 2018 1 Sep 17 - 28 Feb 18
2018 EC18 1 March 2018 - 31 August 2018 1 Mar 18 - 31 Aug 18
EC68 1 September 2018 - 28 February 2019 1 Sep 18 - 28 Feb 19
2019 EC19 1 March 2019 - 31 August 2019 1 Mar 19 - 31 Aug 19
EC69 1 September 2019 - 29 February 2020 1 Sep 19 - 29 Feb 20
2020 EC20 1 March 2020 - 31 August 2020 1 Mar 20 - 31 Aug 20
EC70 1 September 2020 - 28 February 2021 1 Sep 20 - 28 Feb 21
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