Many States in the U.S. require two license plates, one of the front of the vehicle, and one on the rear. Some States, however, only require one. Wyoming is a two plate State, however, there are some exceptions. The law states;
Front license plates
Straight from the horses mouth, here’s the Bill.
House Bill 74 -Front Plate
31-2-205. Display of license plates
(a) License plates for vehicles shall be:
(i) Conspicuously displayed and securely fastened to be plainly visible:
(A) One (1) on the front of the vehicle, excluding the following:
(II) Multipurpose vehicles;
(III) Trailers, including house trailers;
(IV) Vehicles operated with demo, full use or manufacturer license plates issued pursuant to W.S. 31-26-226;
(V) Street rods registered pursuant to W.S. 31-26-226
(VI) Custom vehicles registered pursuant to W.S. 31-2-223;
(VII) Antique vehicles registered pursuant to W.S. 31-2-223;
(VIII) A motor vehicle which was originally manufactured without a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate.
31-2-227. Custom Vehicles.
(d) Upon receipt of an approved application and payment of the custom vehicle special license fee the vehicle shall be registered and special license fee the vehicle shall be registered and special license plates issued therefor. The department shall issue a special custom vehicle license plate of a size and design as prescribed by the department. The registration expires upon transfer of ownership of the vehicle or upon the department’s issuance of a new plate design. The department may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the provisions of the section.
Vehicles with the following plates no longer require a front plate. WYDOT is still researching whether to issue only one (1) plate:
*Street Rod *Custom Vehicle *Pioneer or Antique
Vehicles that were “originally manufactured without a bracket, device or other means to display and secure a front license plate” no longer require a front plate.
Antique. Any motor vehicle which is at least twenty-five (25) years old and owned solely as a collectors item.
Custom Vehicle. Any motor vehicle that is at least twenty-five (25) years old and of a model year after 1948, or was manufactured to resemble a vehicle at least twenty-five (25) years old and of a model year after 1948, and has been altered from the manufacturer’s original design, or has a body constructed from nonoriginal materials.
Street Rod. A motor vehicle that is a 1948 or older vehicle, or the vehicle was manufactured after 1948 to resemble a vehicle manufactured before 1949, and has been altered from the manufacturer’s original design, or has a body constructed from nonoriginal materials.1
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