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The following information is posted here as an informational resource. State laws are subject to change, and it is important to consult the current statutes and regulations in your state to ensure accurate information. You should not rely solely on the following information, and SEMA disclaims any responsibility for damages that arise out of reliance on the information. If you have further questions, please contact SEMA Action Network at email@example.com.
States requiring a single rear plate: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia
States allowing a single rear plate for certain vehicles—details below: Idaho, Maryland, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming
States requiring two plates: Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Illinois, Massachusetts, Maine, Missouri, North Dakota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Utah, Vermont, Wisconsin, Washington D.C.
Specialty Plates by State
The requirements for each specialty plate type are listed below, but requirements are subject to change. Please check with your local DMV for current guidance and paperwork. Vehicles that may qualify for specialty plates include antique, collector, custom, historic, horseless carriage, special interest, street rod, and vintage vehicles. Some states also allow vehicle owners to display plates that were issued in the state in the year the vehicle was manufactured, known as "year of manufacture" or "YOM" plates.