Colorado is a two-plate state. In other words, two license plates are required for your vehicle to be properly registered and legal in the Centennial State.

Colorado is one of 29 states in America that require you to display tags on both the front and rear end of your vehicle, so police can see your tags coming or going. Do you know what the fine is in Colorado for not displaying two license plates? Let's take a look.

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What Does The Law Say In Colorado?

Colorado's two-plate requirement is spelled out in Colorado Revised Statutes, Title 42 (Vehicles and Traffic 42-3-202). This statute says any self-propelled vehicle other than a motorcycle needs to have both a front and rear license plate.

Driving With One License Plate in Colorado

Driving with just one license plate on a car registered in Colorado is a Class B Infraction. Driving with one or both of your license plates obscured or covered in mud is also a Class B infraction. If you happen to be driving with just one plate and your sticker is expired, now you are looking at a Class A violation with a cost of $100 or more.

What States Require Front License Plates?

Along with Colorado, the states that require you to display a tag on the front of your vehicle include California, 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, and Wyoming.

What States Only Require One License Plate?

Hats off to the rugged states that only require one license plate. Unlike Colorado, this includes Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

Keep going to take a look at all the offensive license plates banned in Colorado last year. 

MORE: Colorado Banned These Offensive License Plates in 2022

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When it comes to getting license plates in Colorado, you don't have to settle for anything. Did you know Colorado currently has 133 different designs to choose from?

The gallery below is barely a dent in the designs from which you can choose. Of course, there are criteria to be met for some designs. Still, you have a wide variety of creative designs to satisfy your special interests.

Gallery Credit: Waylon Jordan

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