The Law Requires A New License Plate In Montana Every Five Years

Do you ever learn something new and wonder how in the world you didn't know that information beforehand?

That happened to me the other day when I got my vehicle registration renewal in the mail.

I suppose time flies when you're having fun, but I've owned my current vehicle for five years.

License Plate Replacement In Montana

I mentioned the five-year mark because I noticed on my vehicle registration renewal form that I was required to get a new license plate.

This surprised me because my license plates are in fine condition.

I discovered that, according to Montana state law, you must replace your license plate every five years.

Since I'm always looking for interesting topics for articles, I decided to call the Department of Motor Vehicles and ask some questions.

Reason You Must Replace A License Plate Every Five Years

The reason you have to replace your license plate in Montana every five years is the reflective coating.

Evidently, some sort of reflective coating makes your license plate more visible to law enforcement, lights, cameras, and so on.

I'm guessing the powers at be have decided that that reflective coating started to wear off around five years ago.

So there you have it, the reason you're required to replace your license plate every five years in Montana.

Learn something new every day!

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