Am I required to display a front license plate in California? California

Front License Plate Display

Yes, California law and the DMV require you to display two license plates on your vehicle. You must secure one license plate to the front of the vehicle and the other plate to the back of the vehicle.

State law also covers the sale of new and used vehicles in CA as related to brackets for front license plates; however, that doesn't mean every vehicle in the state will have one. Therefore, if your car does not have a front bracket, you should try contacting the auto dealer of your make of car or an automotive supply shop to get a bracket kit. It might seem like a hassle, but if you get caught without the front license plate you can expect a traffic ticket.

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