Can I have a California plate on a Nevada truck


I have a 63 FJ45 with the origional 63 California license plate I would like to keep it but not run 2 plates Ca/NV . Or do I have to register it Ca
If you live in Nevada law says you have to have Nevada registration, although who would know unless you get stopped and give them a Nevada DL.


I know you can register it in Ca if it is stored in Ca or is there more then 50% of the time. Someone said if it is a classic I could keep the plate with NV stickers. Just checking


Staff member
I wouldn't know anything about this, but perhaps do you have a friend in CA that would let you register your vehicle at their address? Of course, I wouldn't advocate that at all.


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No you can't have California plates on a car registered in Nevada. It's like having Nevada plates on a car registered in California. I don't think cops are looking to pull over people with out of state registered vehicles and you'll have to explain why it has California plates and you have a Nevada driver license if you're pulled over and someone asks.

If it was MY FJ45 I'd hang the plates in the garage, get it registered and move on. It's smog exempt so I don't see the point of keeping the California plates other than to let everyone know you came from California.

3rd Petal

I kept the vintage Colorado plate on the front of my Early Bronco, and haven’t been hassled about it yet..... It’s got the Nevada plate on the back though, and I’m sure they could have an issue with the Colorado plate if they wanted to