Verified 07 July 2021 - Directorate for Legal and Administrative Information (Prime Minister)
All motor vehicles must have registration plates, except public works vehicles. These plates must be approved. They shall be visibly attached to the vehicle.
The license plate must be made by a professional (e.g. garage owner or plate manufacturer). The plate must be visibly placed. It must not be detachable.
Carte grise It carries the number that is written on the certificate of registration) or on the provisional certificate of registration (PIC).
The plate shall conform to a model approved. The approval number shall be included.
The plate must comply with rules on the size and arrangement of the elements constituting it. These rules concern in particular the height, the spacing of letters and numbers, and the shape of dashes.
The registration number can be arranged on 1 or 2 lines.
The plate must remain in good condition. The registration number must be legible. Otherwise, the owner must have them redone. If he doesn't, he can be sanctioned.
SIV plate of type "AB-123-CD"
The plate begins with the European symbol supplemented by the letter F on a blue background. One territorial identifier is positioned symmetrically to these elements.
This identifier consists of an official logo of a region and the number of one of the departments of that region.
You do not have the right to modify your plate or add an element to it, in particular in place of the territorial identifier.
If your plaque is damaged or if you want to change it voluntarily, you need to talk to a professional to redo it. At this time, you will be able to change the territorial identifier. If your vehicle has 2 plates, the identifiers must be the same on each.
the choice of the territorial identifier is free. You do not have to indicate your department of residence.
FNI plate of type "123 AB 45"
The plate shall bear the European symbol supplemented by the letter F.
If your plaque is damaged or you want to change it deliberately, you need to talk to a professional to redo it.
She won't territorial identifier.
Car or utility vehicle
A car must have 2 plates, one at the front and one at the back.
These 2 plates must be identical, including the territorial identifier.
For vehicles registered with the SIV (type-approval AB-123-CD), the number is reproduced on each plate in black non-reflecting characters on a white reflecting background.
2 or 3 wheels or motor quadricycle
A 2-wheel, 3-wheel or motor quadricycle must have one license plate, arranged in an obvious way at the back. It must not be detachable.
The plate of a 2 wheels less than 50 cm3 does not include the territorial identifier. On the other hand, the European symbol and the letter F are present.
The plate must have black characters on a white background.
PTAC over 500 kg
If the trailer has a permissible total laden weight more than 500 kg, it must be registered.
She must have a plaque with its own registration number (different from that of the towing vehicle).
A trailer only needs watera plate in the back.
PTAC less than 500 kg
The trailer shall be equipped with a registration plate reproducing the number of the vehicle pulling it. In this case, the plate may be detachable.
A trailer only needs watera plate at the back.
the trailer coupled to a 2-wheel does not need a plate if it leaves visible the plate of the vehicle pulling it. If this plate is not visible, the trailer must have a plate with the registration of the 2 wheels.
The vehicle may have a plate corresponding to the model type (e.g. car or two wheels).
However, the plate may also, to take account of the historical character of the vehicle, comprise characters in white on a black background.
it is not necessary for the registration plate to include a territorial identifier.
Agricultural or forestry vehicle
An agricultural or forestry motor vehicle may have onlyone license plate. The vehicle must be attached to an agricultural or forestry holding, to an agricultural work company or to a cooperative for the use of agricultural equipment.
The plate must be clearly arranged at the back. It must not be detachable.
It must have black characters on a white background.
If you drive a vehicle without a license plate, you can be fined up to €750.
The same penalty applies if the plate does not conform.