As an anarchist requiring driver's licenses, vehicle registrations, car insurance, and license plates is antithesis to being truely free. However, that is how the system of control is designed. I recently needed to replace tags on my vehicle.
I went to an Arapahoe County, Colorado Department of Motor Vehicle location in Littleton, Colorado. I had investigate d replacement tags on the Internet prior to my visit. However, with people in government, you just never know.
I asked for replacement tags or tabs. They are those small stickers you place on your license plates. Each year in state of COLORado you must go through a dog and pony show of renewing your vehicle registration.
This includes receiving a new sticker for the year for your rear license plate. I was charged two dollars and eleven cents for a replacement month sticker. I then requested a replacement year sticker.
I was charged eleven cents for a year sticker. I will still have to renew my registration and receive a new year sticker. However, if the gestapo see you driving without tabs also known as tags, they will pull you over.
They may write you a ticket, just depends on their mood perhaps. If you lose one or both of your plates or you get them stolen, you can tell that officer your situation, but they may still write you a ticket. Whatever you do if you are caught with license plates that are not registered to your current vehicle, they can and will write you a summons.
Also, I found out that the State of Colorado government requires you to have both a front and rear license plate. I think you might be able to place them in your windows as long as the gestapo can see them. I need to verify this first before I place my plates in my dashboard and rear window.
This can protect your plates from weather elements as well as potential thiefs. All told I was charged two dollars and forty eight cents for two stickers. This beats getting charged with driving with "expired plates" or any other bureaucratic non-sense.