Do you need a front license plate in California?

Answered by

Annie Travis
Annie TravisInsurance Feature Writer

Posted on Feb 16, 2023

1. You do need a front license plate in California, except for certain vehicles that are exempt.

2. The law requires that all vehicles have a front license plate, except for certain types of vehicles that are exempt.

3. If you don't have a front license plate, you may get a ticket.

4. You can avoid getting a ticket by getting a front license plate, or by displaying a temporary permit.

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