No county code on lic. plate
Posted by Sonya Batchelder (+29) 6 years ago
Does anyone know the reason why some plates in Montana do not have a city or county code?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16662) 6 years ago
Because they are special plates, that bring back a small amount of revenue to the non-profit organization that sponsors the plate.

That was a soft ball question. NEXT!
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+11447) 6 years ago
There are so many speciality plates it is unbelievable. They used to be just for charitable causes but now individual cities have them. The county code is there, in small numbers in the corner to it is hard to see. They are one of those things that seemed like a good idea but has gotten out of hand.

Go up to the courthouse some time and look at how many there are! More than there are counties.
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Posted by Jim B (+237) 6 years ago
I don't mind the specialty plates but I still wish
they made them have a county number on them.
Big round stick on circle would be fine.
Both front and back.
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2310) 6 years ago
I actually have a specialty plate, and have for almost 7 years. a "Montana is a Symphony" plate, with the letters AEJ- then the number of my special plate. I would much rather have this plate than the hideous pure blue and white plates Montana thought was a great design idea...
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Posted by David Schott (+16501) 6 years ago
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Posted by cj sampsel (+484) 6 years ago
Why does it matter if the county number is on the plate?
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Posted by Amorette F. Allison (+1910) 6 years ago
I saw a personalized one the other day and had a chance to study it and there doesn't seem to be a county code. I love county codes. You can see where someone is from, which is fun. I've always loved being able to glance at a parking lot and see, oh, someone from Bozeman or wherever.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
I think its interesting to see where all the Montanans migrating to Nevada for work are from. I used to hardly ever see Montana plates on the road or in the bergs, but the last few years they have been all over the place.

I do a lot of windshield face time on I-80. Having never been able to get over growing up with no daytime speed limit, I pass most of the traffic and see a lot of foreign plates.

The million dollar custom bus-RV's you see on the road always have Montana (4), (6) or (7) plates and are heading for California. No surprise there. Work trucks are always from the sticks, Montana (56), (47) and yes, (14), heading for places like Elko, Winnemucca or Lovelock.

Alberta plates are always heading south to Las Vegas.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 6 years ago
I was told at the court house that they are getting rid of the prison blue plates soon. Everyone with one of them will end up having to change them out.

On a side note. The specialty plates cost like 20.00 or something every year, but we were told that if you Perm a specialty plate that they do not cost any extra. No telling how long that will last, but it is an option at this time.

Perming one to get around the yearly fee seems wrong though, as the whole aspect of getting the plate is to support the entity that created it.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. (+14724) 6 years ago
Why does it matter about the number on county plates? When I see a 16 county plate from MT, I get out of the way because people in 16 county MT suck their license out of Cracker Jack boxes. If it's 22 county MT going by fast I know I am about to get passed by an Uffelman. And if it's 17 county WY get out of the way because you'll get run over. Those maniacs drive in the miner 500 daily. Lots of info by knowing the county number.
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Posted by Tim Wagoner (+765) 6 years ago
Back when I used to drive all over the US when my family's roofing company roofed all the new construction Motel 6's, We loved to see Montana plates. I have run across not only Montana plates, but Miles City plates a lot. We would often either follow them on the highway or they would follow us. It made coming home faster because usually every was anxious to get home and we would run well over the speed limit. <cough> <cough> Did I say that in my outside voice. lol.

I remember stopping a few 14- cars and talking with them. We even run across people that recognized our plates in New Hampshire. They come running out of a Hardee's and asked us if we new Terry Gerke. Since my brother went to school with Terry, we sat and conversed with the them for a while. Fun Times.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+16662) 6 years ago
I agree with Richard.

Another example: You decide to go fishing and camping at a lake with multiple campgrounds. If you come to a campground where all the license plates on the vehicles at it have a "3" on them, you know you should just drive on to the next campground.

Or, if you are out hunting and all the pickups you see have license plates that have a "1" on them, better call 1-800-TIPMONT because violations are probably ongoing.
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Posted by Mathew Schmitz (+289) 6 years ago
A buddy and I were heading home from work one day in the Seattle area. Doing the I - 5 crawl up the southcenter hill. Stop and go traffic.......but of course mostly stop. I saw a car ahead of us with "Missoula" plates. I said to my buddy......lets see if we can get closer to them.....maybe we know them. He asked how many people I knew in Missoula....and I said maybe 3. He said there was no chance.....but we eventually worked our way up next to that car. I looked over at them, and was shocked to Miles Citians Mike and Lori Lamphear looking back at me. We all took the next exit, and had a lovely visit on the side of the road. That never would have happened if not for the county designation on the license plates. It instantly gives one a sense of "home" when you far from there and come across someone with similar roots. I like it, and hope it continues.
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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
Californians are the worst. They will ride your a** to hell. 45mph or 90mph, they are welded to your rear bumper. It's like we are all stuck in a traffic jamb on the 405 when you run into a pack of them. Idiots from Idaho are next. They can't stand to be behind you, so they will pass you and slow down to 5mph below the speed limit, so they can talk on their cell phone.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
That sounds like an 8B problem, because you certainly don't see anybody with 2C (or 1A) plates driving like that.
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Posted by Brandon J. (+24) 6 years ago
Milestown Community Improvement, Inc. will have this plate available to purchase across the state starting Aug. 1, 2014. All proceeds go to our group for more improvements to our wonderful town, Miles City!

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Posted by Oddjob (+187) 6 years ago
"That sounds like an 8B problem, because you certainly don't see anybody with 2C (or 1A) plates driving like that."

I agree. 1A plates all fit the California profile as do Montana 4 and 7 drivers. The Idaho drivers I was referring to are mostly 2T and 4C from spud country.
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Posted by cj sampsel (+484) 6 years ago
Just what I thought when I asked my question. You can tell everything about someone by their county of residence. Just like logging on to Miles City.com knowing everyone thinks alike.
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Posted by Bridgier (+8985) 6 years ago
I believe that 2T is actually meth country, but your point stands.
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Posted by cj sampsel (+484) 6 years ago
I know. Tongue in check. I've live in Ravalli county and the Falthead. When i see a 7 or 13 I wonder if it's a trustfunder
liberal, rich republican, teapartier or militia member.
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