So what's this all about?

TheDelaware3000.org is a scavenger hunt-like project to photograph every plate number from 1-1000, C1-C1000 and PC1-PC1000. I always have my camera handy so I can take a picture when I see a new plate.

I also accept submissions from site fans! There are only two rules: (1) the plate number has to be legible and (2) the picture has to be taken for use with my project. Click here to submit a new sighting!

Delaware Tag News

  • For Sale: Tag 154 - $55k OBO
  • New DMV Facility Open in Bear
  • Your Design Could Be Our Next ANIMAL WELFARE Plate! (Link)
  • Is Your Centennial Plate Fading? You might be eligible for a *free* replacement - call DMV today at (302) 744-2500.

Why Do I Do This?

Delaware has used the same serial system for their license plates since 1910 - starting at number 1 and going up from there. (In 1909, they started at number 1000 and reset at number 1 in 1910). When you see a low number on the road, that number has real history and dozens of stories behind it.

I think it is important to preserve history and this is just another form of history. In most states, some people do not even know their license plate number, but in Delaware, we are proud of our license plates. Aside from being valuable at an auction, they are relics from our past and should be preserved and recorded accordingly!

Is This Legal?

Definitely. The law states that you can take a picture of anything that has no expectation of privacy. In this case, we are talking about a license plate on the back of a car, something that is required by law. I do not have access to the DMV website so I cannot steal anyone's information. I am simply photodocumenting Delaware's lowest license plate numbers.

Project Status

Total Project: 2607/3000
1-1000: 921/1000
C1-C1000: 802/1000
PC1-PC1000: 884/1000