Yes, you can have another state’s license plate on your car in Florida. Here’s what to know

Trooper Steve answers viewer questions about the rules of the road

ORLANDO, Fla. – News 6 traffic safety expert Trooper Steve Montiero answers viewer questions about the rules of the road every week, helping Central Florida residents become better drivers by being better educated.

Trooper Steve was asked on Thursday was asked, “Can I place an out-of-state license plate on the front of my vehicle registered in Florida?”

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The state of Florida does not require an identical license plate on both the front and rear of your vehicle.

“If you have a vehicle registered in Florida, you are only required to have a single license plate located at the back of your vehicle,” Trooper Steve said. “If you place some sort of plate at the front of your car, this would be totally up to you.”

Trooper Steve said law enforcement officers would not identify your vehicle from a license plate at the front since the law does not require it.

“So yes, you would be able to place your vanity or custom plate in the front of your vehicle,” Trooper Steve said. “Something I have seen a lot that I would like to address is the customization of your issued Florida license plate. At no point is a driver allowed to recolor, place any type of vinyl coloring or stickers on their issued license plate.”

Be safe out there.

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About the Authors:

Daniel started with WKMG-TV in 2000 and became the digital content manager in 2009. When he's not working on, Daniel likes to head to the beach or find a sporting event nearby.

Steven Montiero, better known as “Trooper Steve," joined the News 6 morning team as its Traffic Safety Expert in October 2017. A Central Florida native and decorated combat veteran, Montiero comes to the station following an eight-year assignment with the Florida Highway Patrol.