In 1905, individuals were responsible for making their own number plates or stencilling their license numbers on the fronts and backs of their vehicles. Today there are standard, required plates for vehicles, strictly monitored by the motor vehicle division of each state's government.
Vehicles must be registered and current number plates are proof of registration. A standard, regular, full size number plate or tag is 6-inches by 12-inches. It is attached to the vehicle with screws through two standard screw holes.
Motorcycle and Golf Cart Plates
To register a motorcycle or golf cart there is an associated fee and plate requirement. A standard, regular, small size tag or number plate is 4-inches by 7-inches.
Number Plate Design
Number plates are standard size throughout the 50 states. All plates are made of durable aluminium and of similar design, with allowed variations of font, logo design and vanity options.