## How many Missouri license plates are there?

two plate

Missouri is a two plate state.

### Which license plate is required in Missouri?

If you are issued two plates for your vehicle registration, you must display both plates (front and rear) as required by Missouri law.

#### How many different Licence plates are available?

There are 26 letters and 10 digits, or 36 possible characters. Assuming all combinations are allowed, this is 36^7 = 78,364,164,096 possible combinations.

**Why does Missouri have two plates?**

Missouri is one of 31 states that require front-and-back plates on cars and pickups. The other 19 require only one plate. The main reason for front-and-back in Missouri is that law enforcement — particularly the highway patrol — prefers to be able to see a plate on a vehicle whether it’s coming or going.

**What color are Missouri license plates?**

Missouri’s current license plates, on vehicles since 1997, feature a squiggly blue line under “Missouri” that’s intended to represent the state’s many waterways. The background colors fade from white on top to a light blue in the middle and green on the bottom.

## How are Missouri license plates numbered?

There are only two numbers in the current format, and they appear in the third and fifth position on Passenger plates. The numbering follows a basic 01-99 progression, with the numbers progressing ahead of the letter.

### What is the fine for not having a front license plate in Missouri?

Any person who is convicted of failure to display their license plate, for which no specific punishment is provided, shall be guilty of an infraction punishable by a fine of not less than five dollars or more than five hundred dollars.

#### How many different license plates are available if each contains 3 letters?

Each of the three letter combinations can be combined with any of the three number combinations so the total is 17,576 x 1000 = 17,576,000 different combinations possible.

**How many different license plates are possible if each contains 2 letters?**

And so on for every letter of the alphabet. The same applies for the three digits. So for a license plate which has 2 letters and 3 digits, there are: 26×26×10×10×10=676,000 possibilities.

**When did Missouri change license plates?**

To commemorate this historic occasion, the Missouri Legislature passed a law in 2016 requiring the Department of Revenue to begin a reissuance of license plates with a new bicentennial design, no later than January 1, 2019. The new bicentennial design will replace the Missouri bluebird license plate introduced in 2008.