Policy Position on License Plates Should Not Be Obscured

License plates should not be obscured in any way that interferes with the official duties of law enforcement or tolling authorities, or makes them unreadable from a distance of no less than 75 feet.  AAMVA opposes the use of any license plates covers.  Transparent covers create reflections which obscure the characters and identifying elements of the plate, and tinted license plate covers generally obscure the readability of license plates by license plate readers and the human eye. The Association recommends license plates be mounted and lighted so they are not obscured. The Association further recommends license plate frames and other aftermarket products not cover any identifying elements of a plate’s design.  

[Amended 2020]