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Front License Plate Requirements in U.S. States and the Innovative SnapPlate Solution by EveryAmp

By June 14, 2023No Comments

Front license plates are a common sight on vehicles across the United States. However, not all states require their residents to display a front license plate. This variation in regulations can create confusion for motorists, especially when traveling between states. Fortunately, innovative solutions like SnapPlate provide a hassle-free alternative for complying with front license plate requirements, offering convenience and peace of mind for drivers.

The regulations regarding front license plates vary from state to state. While some states mandate the use of both front and rear plates, others require only a rear plate to be displayed.

States Requiring Front License Plates (as of early 2023):

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Dakota
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Dakota
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming


States Not Requiring Front License Plates:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • West Virginia


However, even in states where front plates are not required, some motorists may still choose to use them for various reasons, such as personal or vanity plates.

SnapPlate is an innovative alternative for individuals residing in states that require front license plates or those who choose to display them voluntarily, that do not want to drill holes in their bumper to use sticky adhesives on their paint. SnapPlate offers a simple and user-friendly mounting system that allows drivers to attach and detach their front license plates quickly and easily. This innovative alternative provides a secure and reliable solution, ensuring compliance with state regulations while avoiding the hassle and potential damage caused by traditional license plate brackets.

Key Features and Benefits of SnapPlate:

  • Fast and easy installation
  • Clean & minimal aesthetic
  • Safety-first repairable design
  • Adjustable-height plate mounts
  • 3D-printed with Made-in-USA recycled plastics
  • Can accommodate front plates of different shapes and sizes

Navigating the varying front license plate requirements across U.S. states can be challenging for motorists. Whether you live in a state that mandates front license plates or simply prefer to display them voluntarily, SnapPlate offers a practical, user-friendly, and reliable solution. With its innovative design and hassle-free installation, SnapPlate ensures compliance with state regulations while providing a customizable and secure front plate mounting option. Say goodbye to the inconveniences associated with traditional license plate brackets and embrace the convenience and peace of mind offered by SnapPlate.

Kevin Braico

Kevin is the co-founder of EveryAmp, a mechanical engineer, and fan of all things Tech.