The Wisconsin DMV says that Wisconsin license plates with six characters will run out and that they will now begin to issue new vehicle license plates with seven characters.

The new license plates will be issued beginning this month.

WisDOT says that local DMVs and 3rd party vendors will continue to issue the 6-character plates until their inventory is exhausted.

“There’s been a lot of interest as we near the end of the alphabet and the license plate series,” said Jeremy Krueger, supervisor, License Plate Issuance Unit. “All of the number combinations have been used, and we needed to find a large range of plate numbers to use into the future.”

The combination on the current design reversed from letters to numbers (WRZ-999 to 123-ABC) in 2000. The new configuration will return three letters beginning with AAA- then followed by four numbers (AAA-1001). The plate artwork will stay the same.