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California License Plate Stickers, Correct Colors for the YOM Program

Correct colors for the old California dmv registration stickers & decals

Here is another (hopefully) helpful hint if you are applying for the YOM registration program:

On the bottom portion of the YOM application form (shown below), there is a spot for the dmv clerk to fill in the color of your old year sticker. It is important that they write in the correct historical colors. Most of the sticker colors are pretty straightforward, but stickers with a white background can sometimes look a little off-white or yellowish. Indoor lighting often gives off a yellow glow, but if you look at these old stickers in the sunlight, they look much whiter. If the wrong sticker color is written on your YOM registration form, it could prevent your application from being approved.

For years 1957-1969, here are the correct colors – based on old dmv license plate data:

  • 1957: Red and Black
  • 1958: Green and White
  • 1959: WHITE and Black
  • 1960: BLUE-GREY and Silver
  • 1961: Red and Silver
  • 1962: WHITE and Green
Pictures of vintage California license plate stickers and decals, 1957 to 1962:

1957 california license plate sticker decal 1958 California registration sticker decal 1959 California sticker decal 1960 California yom sticker decal 1961 California sticker decal 1962 California year of manufacture Sticker decal

  • 1964: WHITE and Black
  • 1965: ORANGE and Black
  • 1966: Yellow and Black
  • 1967: Blue and Black
  • 1968: Pink and Black
  • 1969: WHITE and Black
Pictures of old California license plate stickers & decals, 1964 to 1969:

1964 California yom sticker decal 1965 California sticker 1966 California sticker 1967 California registration sticker 1968 California year of manufacture registration sticker 1969 California YOM Sticker

Here is the bottom of the YOM application form – we’ve highlighted in red, the question about the sticker color:

Bottom portion of California YOM application

If you need an old California license sticker, we have many for sale:

  • Click here to see our California stickers for sale on our webstore on Ruby Lane.  Stickers are arranged in random order by Ruby Lane (we wish there was an option to list them by year). After you get to our Ruby Lane webstore, you may want to use the store search bar to see all of the stickers we have of a specific year (i.e. “1967 sticker”), as we usually try to have at least three of each year.
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