In 1930, the state of Wyoming adopted the license plate numbering scheme still in use today: License plates begin with a number in the range 1-23, which identifies the county that issued the plate. Numbers were assigned based on each county’s total property valuation in 1930.
In 1936, Wyoming license plates began to feature the “Bucking Horse” (believed by some to represent a legendary rodeo horse named “Steamboat”–“the horse that couldn’t be ridden”).
Wyoming PlateFinder was created to help you learn about Wyoming by reading the codes at the beginning of license plates you encounter while travelling in Wyoming and elsewhere. The app shows where each county is located. It also links to additional information about each county and its county seat.
Students of Wyoming history will appreciate Wyoming PlateFinder as they study Wyoming and memorize and review its counties.