Enter a three letter abbreviation indicating the type of vehicle registration.


Indicates the type of vehicle registration and associated plate, based on vehicle type and usage.


This element is critical in providing linkage between the crash and motor vehicle registration files in order to access the motor vehicle identification number.

PANPassenger: Normal
PARPassenger: Reserved
PASPassenger: Specialty (Antique, Veteran, Environmental, Sports, Spay & Neuter, Breast Cancer, United We Stand, etc.)
PAVPassenger: Vanity
PAYPassenger: Year of Manufacture (Antique plate with year stamped; AN gets added to the beginning of plate number on registration)
CONCommercial: Normal (Plates starting with SR are for snow removal; HR for hearse)
CORCommercial: Reserved
COVCommercial: Vanity
MCNMotorcycle: Normal
MCRMotorcycle: Reserved
MCSMotorcycle: Specialty
MCVMotorcycle: Vanity
AHNCamper: Normal
AHRCamper: Reserved
AHVCamper: Vanity
AMNAmbulance: Normal (includes Animal Ambulance)
AMRAmbulance: Reserved
LVNLivery: Normal
LVRLivery: Reserved
LVVLivery: Vanity
SPNSchool Pupil: Normal
TANTaxi: Normal
TARTaxi: Reserved
TRNTrailer: Normal (not used on Camper trailers)
TRRTrailer: Reserved

Data Quality Audit Results

Report TypeAcceptableInconsistentInvalidEmpty
Local Police (electronic)61198.9%50.8%20.3%
Local Police (paper)62498.0%91.4%20.3%20.3%
State Police (electronic)60597.3%101.6%71.1%