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

Texas state law requires that all vehicles display both front and rear license plates, although proper placement of the plates is not defined. When you get your vehicle inspected for registration purposes, the inspector looks at the license plate lamp and not the front license plate itself.

TX License Plate Replacement

Since daily exposure to the elements slowly strips away the reflective coating on your license plates, state law says you must obtain a new set of plates every seven years. The Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will state on your registration renewal notice if you need to obtain new plates.

There is no fee for plates that are required to be replaced, because this is considered part of the standard vehicle registration process.

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