Am I required to have license plates on the front and back of my car?

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Currently 31 states and the District of Columbia require all registered vehicles to display two license plates. Nineteen states mandate only one license plate. Consult the grid below to see state-by-state plate requirements. 

Drivers in states that require only one license plate must display the plate on the rear of the vehicle. Most of those states will allow the vacant front slot to be used for a novelty and/or customized plate. For more information regarding license plate rules and regulations, contact your state's DMV office. 

One Plate Two Plates
Alabama
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Alaska
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Arizona
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Arkansas
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California
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Colorado
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Connecticut
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Delaware
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Florida
x
Georgia
x
Hawaii
x
Idaho
x
Illinois
x
Indiana
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Iowa
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Kansas
x
Kentucky
x
Louisiana
x
Maine
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Maryland
x
Massachusetts
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Michigan
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Minnesota
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Mississippi
x
Missouri
x
Montana
x
Nebraska
x
Nevada
x
New Hampshire
x
New Jersey
x
New Mexico
x
New York
x
North Carolina
x
North Dakota
x
Ohio
x
Oklahoma
x
Oregon
x
Pennsylvania
x
Rhode Island
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South Carolina
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South Dakota
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Tennessee
x
Texas
x
Utah
x
Vermont
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Virginia
x
Washington
x
West Virginia
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Wisconsin
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Wyoming
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Washington DC
x

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